Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy Sheep Project Bag, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Happy Sheep Project Bag is is fun little basket to take your projects with you wherever you go!  Inspired by those historical pouches that you may have seen in old books and paintings, you can tuck a yarn ball inside and tote it all around as you work.  I did a meadow scene with sheep, but you can use any colors and decorative buttons to get the look you want!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Happy Sheep Project Bag
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 9.0 mm N crochet hook 
  • 2 balls of Lion Brand Hometown yarn (I used the "Sleepy Hollow Spirit" and "Oklahoma City Green" (Note: I had some leftovers from each ball)
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure
  • Optional: buttons to decorate your bag

Tuck the handle in for an awesome yarn bowl too!

Finished Sizing:
  • Handle is 9.5 inches
  • 22 inch circumference
  • 6.5 inch base (measuring across)


Instructions:

Note: if you want to follow the colors like I did, I noted which color I used for each round in parentheses.

(Green yarn) Ch 4, join in the furthest ch from the hook to make a ring.

Round 1 (green yarn): Ch 2, then work 11 hdc into the center of the ring.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 2 (green yarn): Ch 2, then work 2 hdc into each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3 (green yarn): Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st. *Work 2 hdc into the next st, then a hdc into the next st.  Repeat from * around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 4 (green yarn): Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st. *Work a hdc into the next st, a hdc into the next st, then two hdc into the next st.  Repeat from * around. Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 5 (green yarn): Ch 2, the work a bphdc (back post half double crochet) in each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Rounds 6-10 (rounds 6-8 in green and rounds 9-10 in blue): Ch 2, the work a hdc in each st around.  Join to close round with a sl st and leave the yarn on your hook.

Handle instructions (blue yarn, worked flat):

Work a sc in each of the first four stitches.  *Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in each st across.  Repeat from * until handle is the length you need.  I worked my handle for 9.5 inches.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.  With the tapestry needle, seam the handle to the opposite side of the basket.  

Weave in any ends that remain on the basket.

If you like, sew decorative buttons to the outside of the basket too!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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