Last day of summer holidays…

 
Today been last day of school holidays… I can’t believe that 5 weeks flew by. I’m going to miss late morning and routine free days…
 
Tomorrow is the beginning of 6AMs rises, lunch boxes, driving, waiting, homework and all of that back to school business. But on the bright side…we still have great weather for afternoon beach & walks and of course more creative time for me!
 
Kids school bags packed, uniform all clean & ready, hair been cut, bathed, bedtime story read and they nicely tucked in beds…Phew!
 
I’m almost finished in the kitchen… just need to bake 2 loaf of Ciabatta for boys lunch…it was an order ;) P.S. – I’m not super woman))) I have bread machine ;). It helps a lot.
 
So while bread in the oven…I have time to catch up with my blog and share something with you.
 
Few months ago I went to building store to buy some stuff for Peter and rustic looking yarn/rope caught my eye… and it was only R10 a ball. Yes, please.
 
It was lying in my stash basket and I couldn’t think of anything I could do with it. And during summer siesta time I looked at my stash and Ta Da…I knew what I want to do this this yarn… It will make perfect summer sling bag with bright flowers. It took me 2 day (well, I meant 2 siestas) to make it.
 
 
I post this picture on FB page and got so many likes and complement…thank you.
 
It had such a positive feedback, so I would like to give something in return – my Free  Sling bag pattern. Enjoy!
 
I didn’t include flower patterns, I thought you would like to do your own thing… just let your creativity flow ;) Possibilities are endless…
 
To download this pattern in PDF, click on link bellow.
Free Crochet Sling bag patten
 
Sling bag
 
Size 24cm x 22 cm
 
You will need:
– 120g chunky cotton or any other chunky yarn;
– 5,5 mm crochet hook
 
Abbreviation (American):
ch – chain;
sc – single crochet;
dc – double crochet;
sl.st. – slp stitch;
tog – together;
 
Note:
3 chains in the beginning of every row as a replacement for dc.
 End each round with 1 sl. st. in 3rd ch from beginning of round.
 
Directions:
 
Crochet base chain: 29ch + 3 ch and work in rounds (around base chain).
 
Round 1 – miss 4 ch from the hook and crochet 1 dc into each of next 27 ch; 3 dc in to last ch; Now work on other side of the base chain: 1 dc in to each of next 27 ch, 2 dc into next ch and sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of round. You should have – 3 dc on each end of base chain and 27 dc on each side of the base chain. Total = 60 dc.
 
Round 2 – ch 3, 1 dc into same space, 1 dc in each of next 27 st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st., 2 dc in next st, crochet 1 dc in each of next 27 st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st. Sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 68 dc.
 
Round 3 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 67 st. Sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 68 dc.
 
Rounds 4 – 6 – Repeat 3rd round.
 
Round 7 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 31 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 32 st, 2 dc together.  Sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 66 dc.
 
Round 8 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 30 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 31 st, 2 dc together.  Sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 64 dc.
 
Round 9 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 29 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 30 st, 2 dc together.  Sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 62 dc.
 
Round 10 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 28 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 29 st, 2 dc together.  Sl..st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 60 dc.
 
Round 11 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 27 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 28 st, 2 dc together.  Sl..st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 58 dc.
 
Round 12 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 26 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 27 st, 2 dc together.  Sl..st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 56 dc.
 
Round 13 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 25 st, 2 dc together, 1 dc into next 26 st, 2 dc together.  Sl..st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 54 dc.
 
Round 14 –  ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 53 st. Sl..st into 3rd ch from beginning of the round. Total = 54 dc. Done, but don’t cut your thread yet;)
 
Round 15 row (Edging and strap) – *ch 1, sl..st, * 3 times, then chain 250 ch for stap (or as long as you want your strap to be) and sl..st to the other side of your bag 33rd  dc from beginning of the round.
Turn and crochet 1 sc into next 250 st, sl..st into to bags edge. Turn your work and again crochet 1 sc into next 250 st of your strap, sl.st to other side of bags edge. One more time turn your work and now sl.st along your 250 st strap, sl..st to the bag and carry on along bags edge with *ch1, sl..st* to next strap; sl..st over base of the strap and continue with *ch1, sl..st* to beginning of your round..
Now you can cut thread;) Weave in tails on inside of the bag.
 
Your bag is ready to decorate as you wish…
 
Let me know if you have any problems… mistakes are possible, I’m not perfect ;) And please don’t forget to share your finale result with me…would love to see it.
 
My bread is baked and I’m ready for bed…tomorrow is early start ;)
 
Keep well…Love, Yuli xx
 
 
 

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