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Tropical Fun by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS bag in 2 strands "Safran".

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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 inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click 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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