Lime Green Lady

Rainbow Flower Bag

We’re making superb progress with Burton Yarn Trent, our crochet town, but sometimes you just need a little break! I guess that’s why so many of us have several (or very many) projects on the go at once.

I confess to having at least 6 or 7 at any one time, but I really do think it’s a good idea to have project that is completely different to pick up when you get bored (yes, getting bored with a project does happen and that’s ok) or just need to use some different colours! When working on the river sections, I think I had seen enough blue to last me a lifetime and was good and ready to tackle something on the opposite end of the spectrum!!

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My hook has whipped so many sections of road that if I have to crochet anything else even remotely grey I may scream!

So this is my rainbow flower project to get a little – or a lot – of colour back in my life.

I confess that the main bag (just made of rows of trebles) was sitting in my project box already but I wanted to add some adornments to it. I had seen a lady walking round town with a lovely simple bag covered in tiny felt flowers and it really caught my eye, here is my crochet version.

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If you’re not confident enough to make a lined bag from scratch, I encourage you to make loads of flowers, grab some buttons and cover a bag you already have. A tote bag would look adorable covered in these and they work up really quickly. It’s also a brilliant way to work through odds and ends of yarn you have cluttering up your project pile.

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Rainbow flower

 

Materials

Oddments of colourful yarn in dk

Crochet hook, anything from 3mm – 4.5mm would be ideal.

Colourful buttons

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations

ch             chain

slst            slip stitch

dc            double crochet

tr            treble

 

Pattern

 

Magic circle, 5dc into circle and tighten.

Slst, (2ch, 2tr into same st as the slst, 2ch, slst into same st, slst into next st) 4 times, 2ch, 2tr into same st as the slst, 2ch, slst into same st, slst back into 1st st.

Pull yarn through to finish and leave a long tail before cutting yarn. Weave in shorter yarn end, and use the long one to sew the button to the centre of the flower, and the flower to the bag. Weave in final end to finish.

You will find that there are quite a few ends to sew in, but the final result is most defiantly worth it!!

 

For everyone getting involved with #BurtonYarnTrent, you can also make some of these that my team and I can sew into the park and gardens.

I’d love to see your version, and if you’d like to get involved with Burton Yarn Trent, use the hashtag #BurtonYarnTrent on social media and check out these patterns:

Crochet Trees and cars

Crochet Houses

 

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This entry was published on January 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm. It’s filed under crochet, pattern and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Rainbow Flower Bag

  1. Looks lovely. How did you do the lining? That’s where I fall down as my sewing skills aren’t great!

  2. Love the bag. How can I get a copy of the later? I know it is very easy but couldnot download (,I don’t know how to copy and paste) .I am always looking for small things to knit or crochet for fund raising

    • easiest way to crochet from patterns is to have them on a computer screen or tablet nearby. Thats what I do 🙂 no need to copy and paste then! So glad you like it x

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