Summer Bag

Ganxxet Fabric Yarn Summer Bag

Hi!

Let's make this handbag today! It's perfect for summer, big enough for all your beach things and the nautical colors make it really summery, don't you think? Let's start it!

Special Mother's Day Kit Ganxxet

MATERIAL: 

- Ganxxet Aspen Color : 1 skein 

- Ganxxet Nantucket Color:  1 skein

- Ganxxet Maui Color: 1 skein  

Hook:

- Ganxxet crochet hook N12            

Ganxxet Fabric Yarn summer bag

STEP BY STEP:

First of all we have to make an oval base. This is a new thing that we have never made before in this blog, but you will see that it is not very complicated. Also, you can have a look at this video tutorial, although it's in Spanish it can solve you some doubts for the images. 

To start we have to make 17 chain stitches and with single crochet stitches, we follow this pattern (In the pattern you have 11 chain stitches, we will do 17, but the chart is the same):

oval base pattern

The "T" symbol is for the single crochet stitch and the violet color is just to emphasize that you have to do more than 1 stitch. The only tricky part is at the edges, and you have to just follow the augmentations that you have in the chart so don't be intimidated for the chart! It's easier than it seems. 

oval base made with Ganxxet Fabric Yarn

This is how it should look! Once we finish the chart, we close it with a slip stitch and we do a chain stitch to start to build up the sides.

ROW 1) [Mark the beginning of your first stitch of every row with a piece of fabric yarn of another color or a hair clip]. We do this first row making single crochets but just taking half of the stitch. The single stitch makes a form of a "V" (see the picture below) so instead of making a regular single stitch row, we will do this row introducing our hook in the middle of this "V". I show you how in this picture:

ganxxet fabric yarn

This first row will highlight the beginning of our bag. We finish it with a slip stitch.

ROW 2) We start with a chain stitch and we complete the row with single crochet stitches. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 3) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until the 5th one, and here we do 2 single crochet stitches. We repeat that until the end of the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 4) We change the color from Nantucket to Maui. We start with a chain stitch in Maui color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch. 

ROW 5 and 6) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch. 

ROW 7) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until the 5th one, and here we do 2 single crochet stitches. We repeat that until the end of the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 8) We change the color from Maui to Aspen. We start with a chain stitch in Aspen color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch. 

ROW 9 and 10) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch. 

ROW 11) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until the 5th one, and here we do 2 single crochet stitches. We repeat that until the end of the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ganxxet fabric yarn

ROW 12) We change from Aspen color to Nantucket. We do a chain stitch with the Nantucket color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 13) We change from Nantucket to Maui color. We do a chain stitch with the Maui color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 14) We start with a chain stitch. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch. 

ROW 15) We change from Maui color to Nantucket color. We do a chain stitch with the Nantucket color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 16, 17, 18 and 19) We change from Nantucket to Aspen color. We do a chain stitch with the Aspen color. We do single crochet stitches until we complete the row. We finish with a slip stitch.

ROW 20) We change to Maui color. We do a row of slip stitches in Maui color and once finished, we cut the yarn and we sew it. 

ganxxet fabric yarn

We have finished the bag! Now we just need to make the handles. To make them, we chain 37 chain stitches and we do another row of single crochet stitches. Once finished, we cut the yarn and we sew them to our bag taking care that they symmetrical. 

ganxxet fabric yarn summer bag

We are done! and we have made the perfect present for our mums! Send me pictures of your results and if you have any doubt leave a comment below or send me an email! Due that this is a very special project I can even solve your doubts through Skype with you or specific video tutorials for your doubts so don't hesitate to ask if you have any doubt!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day! 

xoxo,

GANXXET


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