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Tulip Garden by DROPS Design

Crochet bag with colored pattern and flowers. The piece is worked in 2 strands DROPS Paris

Tags: bags, floral, graphic,

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-713
Yarn group C + C or E
Circumference: approx. 92 cm/36 1/4".
Height: approx. 46-47 cm/18"-18½".
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200 g color 100, light wash
100 g color 41, mustard
100 g color 39, pistachio
100 g color 11, opal green
100 g color 01, apricot
100 g color 06, shocking pink
100 g color 07, heather
100 g color 14, strong yellow
100 g color 12, red

If the bag is worked in just one color, you will need 650 g Paris.

The piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5.5 MM/I/9 – or the size needed to get 13 double crochets and 6 rows with 2 strands on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.

See diagrams A.1, A.2 and A.3. The diagrams show the colors in the pattern. 1 square = 1 double crochet.

Use the strand from both the inside and outside of the ball. When changing to a new ball, it is best to change 1 strand at a time, so the strand fastenings are not too thick.

When changing color, work as follows: Work the last double crochet with the old color, but wait with the last pull through, change to the next color and work the last pull through with the new color, then work the next double crochet. When working with 2 colors, lay the strand of the color you are not working with over the stitches from the previous round and work around the strand so that it is hidden and also brought forward.

The first double crochet on the round is replaced by 3 chain stitches. The round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round. Turn the piece after every round and continue working from the other side.

Decrease 1 double crochet by working the next 2 double crochets together as follows: Work 1 double crochet, but wait with the last pull through (= 2 loops on the hook). Work the next double crochet, but on the last pull through, pull the strand through all 3 loops on the hook.

Worked as single crochets, but backwards; i.e. work single crochets from left to right.

The bag is worked with 2 strands of each color - read DOUBLE STRAND TIP. The piece is worked in the round, but is turned after each round so that every other round is worked from the right side and the wrong side.

Work 5 chain stitches with 2 strands opal green and hook size 5.5 mm/I/9. Form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Then work according to diagram A.1 (work 12 repeats of A.1 in width) - read COLOR PATTERN.
In other words, work as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 12 double crochets around the ring - read CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 2: Work 2 double crochets in each double crochet = 24 double crochets.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 double crochet in the first double crochet, 2 double crochets in the next double crochet *, repeat from *-* to end of round = 36 double crochets.
ROUND 4: Work * 1 double crochet in each of the first 2 double crochets, 2 double crochets in the next double crochet *, repeat from *-* to end of round = 48 double crochets.
ROUNDS 5-9: Continue with increases and pattern as before, i.e. on each round work 1 more double crochet between each increase = 108 double crochets.
ROUND 10: This round is the last round of increases (= 120 double crochets) and you work flowers. The flowers have different colors, so you need to use 2 balls of each color to avoid cutting strands on the round.
The order of colors for the flowers are as follows:
Color 1. 06, shocking pink
Color 2. 07, heather
Color 3. 41, mustard
Color 4. 01, apricot
Color 5. 12, red
Color 6. 14, strong yellow
Color 7. 06, shocking pink
Color 8. 07, heather
Color 9. 41, mustard
Color 10. 01, apricot
Color 11. 12, red
Color 12. 14, strong yellow

ROUND 11: Cut and fasten the background color (100, light wash). This is done because this round starts 3 double crochets earlier and the new start will be between 2 flowers. Work double crochets and pattern according to diagram A.2 to end of round.
ROUNDS 12-18: Continue with double crochets and diagram A.2.
ROUND 19: Continue with double crochets and diagram A.2, but on this round work the first 2 double crochets in each repeat together - i.e. decrease 12 double crochets on this round - read DECREASE TIP = 108 double crochets.
ROUNDS 20-27: Work double crochets and pattern according to diagram A.3 (there is 1 round left in A.3).
ROUND 28. Work the last round in A.3 with single crochets, cut and fasten the strands.

Work an edge at the top of the bag with 2 strands mustard as follows: Fasten the strands with 1 single crochet in the first stitch, work 1 chain stitch then work LOBSTER STITCH - see description above, to end of round. Finish with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Cut and fasten the strands.

Cut 4 strands of each color of 120 cm = 36 strands. Lay the strands together and tie a loose knot, leave approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' after the knot. Divide the strands into 3 bunches with 12 stands in each bunch. Plait the 3 bunches together until the plait measures approx. 68 cm (do not plait too tightly). Divide the strand ends in 2 bunches. Thread the 2 halves through the bag with 1 double crochet between them, in the second round from the finishing edge. Tie the strands together on the front of the bag. Pick up the knot in the other end of the plait and fasten to the bag in the same way on the opposite side (see photo). Make another plait in the same way and fasten on the other side of the bag as described above. If you wish, you can make small plaits in the ends of the handles on the outside of the bag.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= opal green
= pistachio
= light wash
= see colour order in text - each repeat has a different colour
= mustard
= heather
= shocking pink

Sylvie Nigro 15.03.2019 - 10:59:

Bonjour, existe-t-il un schéma complet du sac ? Si on tourne l'ouvrage à chaque changement de rang, ne risque-t-on pas de voir les fils que l'on fait suivre pour faire les dessins au jaquard ? Merci

DROPS Design 15.03.2019 kl. 12:45:

Bonjour Mme Nigro, il n'y a pas besoin de diagramme complet, suivez les diagrammes et répétez-les comme indiqué - plus d'infos sur les diagrammes ici, en bas de page pour le jacquard. Veillez bien à ce que les fils soient côté envers pour qu'ils ne se voient pas, que vous travailliez sur l'endroit ou sur l'envers. Bon crochet!

Elena Fait 25.02.2019 - 17:24:

Buongiorno. Leggo che devo lavorare sul dritto e sul rovescio. Essendo la borsa lavorata in tondo perchè non posso continuare sempre sul dritto?

Carolyn 22.08.2018 - 02:05:

Sorry..regarding the previous question, once we turn the work for the second (or even numbered) round, do we then read the chart from left to right?

Carolyn 22.08.2018 - 02:01:

Hello! Love this pattern (188-2). I have a question: . "Turn the piece after every round and continue working from the other side." Does this mean that for the first row we read the pattern from right to left, then we turn the work and work in the opposite direction and then do we read the chart from right to left?

DROPS Design 22.08.2018 kl. 07:23:

Hi Carolyn, Yes, when you turn the piece you read the pattern in the opposite direction. Happy crocheting!

Bea 19.08.2018 - 23:16:

I loved making this bag, so pretty...it has certainly taught me new skills! I ended up using nearer 300g of the light wash rather than the suggested 200g.

Vanina 24.07.2018 - 19:06:

J'ai adoré faire ce sac :-) mais attention pour la quantité de la couleur No 100: j'en avais pris 250g et j'en ai eu tout juste assez pour terminer le sac (et je n'ai pas pu en mettre dans les anses). Le résultat est magnifique !!

Nathalie 12.07.2018 - 11:04:

Bonjour j'aimerai savoir si c'est possible de faire le sac en maille serrés au lieu de le faire en bride? merci d'avance de votre réponse

DROPS Design 12.07.2018 kl. 13:08:

Bonjour Nathalie, vous pouvez tout à fait, toutefois, les mailles serrées étant plus courtes en hauteur, le sac sera plus petit (en hauteur), il vous faudra donc faire des ajustements pour avoir la hauteur qui vous conviendra. Bon crochet!

Janet 06.07.2018 - 17:45:

Hello! I have been anxiously waiting for this pattern to be published. Today it's here and I can't wait to get started so I can use it this summer! Thank you so much!

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