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Berry Dip Bag by DROPS Design

Crochet bag with lace pattern in DROPS Paris.

DROPS design: Pattern w-652
Yarn group C or A + A
Measurements: Height: approx. 44 cm / 17 1/4'' Circumference: approx. 63 cm / 24 3/4''
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300 g color no 26, dark beige
100 g color no 06, shocking pink

Bag worked with one color = 350 g DROPS PARIS.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 19 double crochets = width 10 cm / 4''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: bags, lace,

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See diagrams A.1 to A.4. A.3 shows how rounds begin and end.

At beginning of every round with double crochets replace first double crochet with 3 chain stitches. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch.

Worked in the round from bottom up.
Crochet 4 ch on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with shocking pink and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work A.1 (= 7 times in total on round) - REMEMBER CROCHET GAUGE! When A.1 has been worked vertically, there are 112 double crochets on last round.
Work next round as follows: Work 1 double crochet in every double crochet but work 2 double crochets in every 14th double crochet = 120 double crochets. Work 2 more rounds with 1 double crochet in every double crochet. Piece measures approx. 24 cm / 9½'' in diameter. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Switch to dark beige and work 1 round with 1 double crochet in every double crochet. Then work A.2 (= 15 repetitions in width) - A.3 shows how rounds begin and end, as follows: Work A.2a 1 time vertically. Then work A.2b. Repeat A.2b until piece measures approx. 17 cm / 6 3/4''. Then work A.2c and A.2d. Repeat A.2d until piece measures approx. 26 cm / 10 1/4''. Work A.2e. Fasten off.

Cut 4 strands dark beige of 4 meters + 4 strands shocking pink of 4 meters. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Make another string. Begin in one side and insert string in bag by threading string up and down around the upper row with chain spaces - see A.4. Distribute the string so that both ends are the same length. Insert the other string the same way but in chain spaces below, beg in opposite side of bag so that there are two string ends in each side. Tie the two ends in each side of bag into one knot approx. 15 cm / 6'' from end so that length of string is 70 cm / 27½'' or desired length.


= chain stitch
= single crochet around chain space
= single crochet in stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= show last round before A.1, round has already been worked, begin on next round
= slip stitch
= work slip stitches until middle of first chain space and work 1 chain stitch Finish round with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch
= replace first double crochet at beginning of round with 3 chain stitches Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch
= 4 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch

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