DROPS / 195 / 34

Midnight Bonfires by DROPS Design

Crocheted bag in DROPS Nepal. The piece is worked with coloured pattern.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-293
Yarn group A + A or C

Measurements: Circumference: approx. 67 cm. Height: approx. 33 cm
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
200 g colour 8903, black
150 g colour 0618, camel
50 g colour 4434, purple


18 treble crochets in width and 10.5 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm.

The hook size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger hook size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller hook size.


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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.


See diagrams A.1 to A.3. The diagrams show the colours in the pattern. 1 square = 1 treble crochet.

When changing colour at the beginning of a round, work the slip stitch at the end of the previous round with the new colour.
When working with several colours on a round with treble crochets, work as follows: Work the last treble crochet with the first colour, but wait with the last pull through, change to the next colour and work the last pull through with this new colour, then work the next treble crochet.
When working with two colours, lay the strand of the colour not being worked over the stitches from the previous round and work around the strand so that it is both hidden and carried forward.

At the beginning of each round of treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches. The round ends with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round.




The piece is worked in the round from the middle of the bottom and upwards.

Work 5 chain stitches with hook size 3.5 mm and black and form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch worked. Then work treble crochets and pattern in the round as follows: * A.1, A.2 *, work from *-* a total of 6 times on the round - read COLOUR PATTERN and CROCHET INFORMATION:
ROUND 1: Work 12 treble crochets around the ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 treble crochets in each treble crochet = 24 treble crochets.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 treble crochet in the first treble crochet, 2 treble crochets in the next treble crochet *, work from *-* to end of round = 36 treble crochets.
ROUND 4: Work * 1 treble crochet in each of the first 2 treble crochets, 2 treble crochets in the next treble crochet *, work from *-* to end of round = 48 treble crochets. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUNDS 5-10: Continue with increases and pattern as before, i.e. on each round of treble crochets work 1 more treble crochet between the increases = 120 treble crochets.
ROUND 11: Continue working in the round, but without increases and work according to A.3 (= 10 repeats on the round). On the round with an arrow work a row of holes as follows: * 1 treble crochet in each of the first/next 3 treble crochets, 1 chain stitch, skip 1 treble crochet *, work from *-* to end of round. Continue until A.3 has been completed. Cut and fasten the strand. 

Cut 12 strands of black and 12 strands of camel, each120 cm in length = 24 strands. Lay the strands together and tie a loose knot; leave approx. 12 cm after the knot. Divide the strands into 3 bunches with 8 strands in each. Plait the 3 bunches together until the plait measures approx. 68 cm. Divide the strands into 2 bunches. Thread the 2 halves through the bag, with 3 treble crochets between them, in the round with the holes. Tie them together with a knot on the outside of the bag. Pick up the knot at the beginning of the plait and fasten in the same way on the opposite side of the bag. Make another plait in the same way – see photo.


= camel
= black
= purple
= on this round, work a row of holes to fasten the straps to - see description in text.

Mai-Lill 05.01.2019 - 20:41:

Hej. Jag har 48 stolpar när jag virkat 4 varv, men är det meningen att jag skall ha 120 maskor när jag virkat varv 10? Det stämmer ju inte, när jag fortsätter att virka enligt beskrivet vid rad 4?!... Vad missar jag?... Med vänlig hälsning Mai-Lill

DROPS Design 07.01.2019 kl. 10:34:

Hei Mai-Lill. Du skal fortsette å øke på samme måte, MEN for hver rad hekles det 1 stav mer mellom hver økning. Du øker 12 staver på hver omgang. på 5 OMGANG hekler du slik: 1 stav i hver av de første 3 stavene, 2 staver i neste. Gjenta ut omgangen. 6 OMGANG hekles slik: 1 stav i hver av de første 4 stavene, 2 staver i neste. gjenta ut omgangen. 7 OMGANG hekles slik: 1 stav i hver av de første 5 stavene, 2 staver i neste osv. Du øker altså like mange masker på alle omgangene (= 12 masker). og vil da ha 120 masker etter omgang 10. God fornøyelse

Godeau 03.12.2018 - 02:04:

Bonjour, concernant le tour ajouré, que veut dire la phrase: ''Au tour avec la flèche, crocheter un rang ajouré ainsi: *1 bride dans chacune des 3 premières brides/des 3 brides suivantes'', est-ce que cela signifie: une bride dans chacune des trois première brides, et des trois brides suivantes? Cela me semble bizarre. Par avance, merci pour votre aide! Alice

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 10:37:

Bonjour Mme Godeau, crochetez ce tour ainsi: 1 bride dans chacune des 3 premières m, 1 ml, sautez 1 bride, *1 bride dans chacune des 3 m suivantes, 1 ml, sautez 1 bride*, et répétez de *-* tout le tour. Bon crochet!

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