Thursday, July 7, 2022

2022 Summer CAL Week 2: Island Hopper Bag


Welcome to the 2022 Fiber Flux Summer Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week two of the CAL and we'll be working on crocheting the two panels of our Island Hopper Bag with some simple stitches!


We will be going over a few things today to begin:

  • Crocheting onto the bag handle to get the panel started
  • Working the bag stitch pattern to create two bag panels
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


Be sure to scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!


Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:

Missed the first week?  Get the info on the project and here:


Check out this week's video to learn more about the crocheting the bag panels:


Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:
  • Thursday, June 30: Introduction & Supplies
  • Thursday, July 7: Crochet Bag Panels
  • Thursday, July 14: Seaming & Bag Assembly
  • Thursday, July 21: Tassel & Pom Charm
  • Thursday July 28: CAL Project Recap


Now that we're all up to speed, let's jump right into our bag panels, shall we?


Each panel measures 9 inches from opening of ring stitches and from outermost point to outermost point is 19.5 inches, see diagram below:


Instructions for bag panel (make 2)

Tie yarn onto one of the handles and into the center of the ring, bring up a loop with your hook and chain 1.

Row 1: Work 32 sc into the center of the ring.
After finishing row 1, place markers.  Place a marker in the 12th stitch from the right and a marker in the 12th stitch from the left.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, then work a hdc in each stitch up to the stitch marker.  In the stitch with the stitch marker, work (hdc, ch 1, hdc).  Work a hdc in each stitch up to the next stitch marker. In the stitch with the stitch marker, work (hdc, ch 1, hdc). Work a hdc in each remaining stitch. 

Note: as you are getting started with the first few rows, it is helpful to keep putting the stitch markers in the ch 1 spaces as you work each row.

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn, then work a hdc in each stitch up to the stitch marker.  In the chain 1 space with the stitch marker, work (hdc, ch 1, hdc).  Work a hdc in each stitch up to the next stitch marker. In the ch 1 space with the stitch marker, work (hdc, ch 1, hdc). Work a hdc in each remaining stitch. 

Repeat row three 15 more times, fasten off and weave in the ends.



Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



Also, don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for part three!!






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