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Crochet DROPS bag in 2 strands "Safran".
DROPS 147-44
DROPS design: Pattern no e-212
Yarn group A + A
Width: 36 cm / 14¼"
Height: 40 cm / 15¾"

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150 g color no 18, off white
100 g color no 55, cerise
100 g color no 12 peach
100 g color no 10, yellow

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 15 dc/sc with 2 strands Safran = 10 cm / 4'' in width.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Work as follows:
Round 1: 1 dc in every sc.
Round 2: 1 sc in every dc.
Repeat these 2 rounds upwards.

0-3" (0-8 cm): 2 strands cerise
3"-4¾" (8-12 cm): 1 strand cerise and 1 strand peach
4¾"-7" (12-18 cm): 2 strands peach
7"-8¾" (18-22 cm): 1 strand peach and 1 strand yellow
8¾"-11" (22-28 cm): 2 strands yellow
11"-12½"(28-32 cm): 1 strand yellow and 1 strand off white
12½"-15¾" (32-40 cm): 2 strands off white

CROCHET TIP 1: At beg of round replace first sc with 1 ch and first dc with 3 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 1st/3rd ch from beg of round.

CROCHET TIP 2: Always replace first sc at beg of row with 1 ch.


Read US/UK above! Ch 55 on hook size 4.5mm/US 7 with 2 strands cerise.
Round 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in every ch on each side of ch-row = 108 sc (54 sc on each side).
Then work in the round. Work STRIPES AND PATTERN - see explanation above. Read CROCHET TIP!
When all stripes have been worked, piece measures approx. 40 cm / 15¾''.
Fasten off.

Ch 7 on hook size 4.5mm/US 7 with 2 strands off white.
Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in every ch = 6 sc. Read CROCHET TIP 2!
Then work back and forth with 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 95 cm / 37½''.
Crochet another handle.
Sew handles on to bag, fasten handle 18 cm / 7'' from bottom edge (after last round with 2 strands peach) and up to edge of bag.
Sew handle approx. 10 cm / 4'' in from each side.
Fasten one handle on each side of bag.

CROCHET FLOWER: – see picture for color combinations.
Work entire flower with 2 strands.

Ch 4 on hook size 4.5mm/US 7 with 2 strands off white, cerise, peach or yellow and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1, work 9 sc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.
Cut the yarn and change color.
ROUND 2: ch 1, in next sc work * 1 sc and ch 5, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 9 times, finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round = 9 ch-spaces.
Fasten off.

Make 7 flowers and fasten them on the bag.

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