DROPS / 200 / 1

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Crocheted bags with stripes in DROPS Paris. The piece is worked in the round, bottom up.

Tags: bags, lace, stripes,

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-767
Yarn group C or A + A

Measurements: Circumference: 86 cm. Length (without straps): 36 cm.

MATERIALS (for 1 bag in each colour):
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
250 g colour 17, off white
150 g colour 41, mustard
100 g colour 59, old pink
100 g colour 101, light blue
100 g colour 35, vanilla
For 1 bag you need 100 g colour 17 off white, 50 g colour 41 mustard and 100 g of colour at bottom of bag.

If you work the piece in one colour only, you will need:
250 g Paris for 1 bag.

16 treble crochets in width and 9 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 and A.2.

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

CROCHET TIP (for chain stitches):
1 chain stitch is equivalent to 1 treble crochet in width. Make sure the loop made in the chain stitch is pulled some way up the hook so that it is not tight. If the chain stitch is worked too tightly, the pattern will be tight in sections where there are lots of chain stitches.

Increase 1 treble crochet by working 2 treble crochets in 1 treble crochet. Increase 1 treble crochet in each stitch before and after both marker threads (= 4 treble crochets increased on round).

INCREASE TIP-2 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to increase evenly count the total number of stitches on the round (e.g. 130 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 8) = 16.25. 
In this example increase by working 2 treble crochets in approx. each 16th stitch.

Work 1 treble crochet in first stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 2 loops on hook), work 1 more treble crochet in the same way in each of the next 2 stitches, but pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook (= 1 stitch)




The piece is worked in the round, bottom up. The bottom is crocheted together to finish.

Work 142 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm and old pink. Form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch on the round.
ROUND 1: Work 1 chain stitch (= 1 double crochet) – read CROCHET INFORMATION, work 1 double crochet in the next chain stitch, * skip the next chain stitch, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches *, work from *-* a total of 28 times = 114 double crochets. Insert a marker thread at the beginning of the round and a marker thread after 57 double crochets (= 57 double crochets left on round).
ROUNDS 2-5: Work 1 treble crochet in each double crochet. AT THE SAME TIME on each round increase 1 stitch on each side of both marker threads – read INCREASE TIP-1 = 130 stitches. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUND 6: Work 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet and increase 8 treble crochets evenly on round – read INCREASE TIP-2 = 138 treble crochets.
Now continue as follows – read CROCHET TIP: Work A.1 a total of 46 times on the round. When the diagram has been completed in height repeat the last row in the diagram. When the piece measure 18 cm from the cast-on edge change to off white. Continue working the last round in A.1 until the piece measures 31 cm from the cast on edge.

Work A.2 over each repeat of A.1 – remember CROCHET INFORMATION.
Change to mustard and work the edge and straps as follows:
ROUND 1: Work * 1 treble crochet in each of the first 23 treble crochets, work 72 chain stitches – make sure that the chain stitches are not tight (the row of chain stitches should measure 45 cm), skip 23 treble crochets, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 23 treble crochets *, work from *-* 1 more time on the round = 2 straps.
ROUND 2: Work * 1 treble crochet in each of the first 21 treble crochets, work 3 TREBLE CROCHETS TO 1 TREBLE CROCHET – read description above, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 70 chain stitches (there is 1 chain stitch left before the next treble crochet on the round), work 3 TREBLE CROCHETS TO 1 TREBLE CROCHET, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 21 treble crochets *, work from *-* 1 more time on the round = 130 treble crochets.
ROUND 3: Work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet.
Cut and fasten the strands. Turn the piece so that right side faces right side and crochet the bottom together along the first row of chain stitches worked. Crochet using the same colour as you have used at the bottom of the bag and work through both layers starting from the marker thread at the beginning of the round as follows: Work 1 double crochet in each chain stitch, but skip the same chain stitches skipped at the start of the piece. Cut and fasten the strand.
Work 2 more bags in the same way, but start with light blue or vanilla instead of old pink.


= 1 chain stitch
= 1 treble crochet in stitch
= 1 treble crochet around chain-space
= start on this round - previous round already worked

Sandra McCarthy 16.04.2019 - 20:32:

Pattern # w-767. I did not have a crochet hook US 7 (4.5 mm). I used a G hook US 6 (4.25 mm), to work my gauge sample. The 16 double crochet in the width came out exactly at 4" however, the 9 rows of double crochet in height was 5", 7 rows were exactly 4". Since the patter is saying how tall to work the rounds, is this measurement (height) as important as the width? Should I go ahead and make the bag with the G/6 hook or try to find a 7US hook? Thank you for any help and information.

DROPS Design 16.04.2019 kl. 23:20:

Dear Sandra, since the piece is not a garment someobody would wear, keeping gage is somewhat less important. When you use a different needle, the resulting fabric might be somewhat denser or looser, you probably will need to crochet more or less rows, and you might need more or less yarn. In this case, you can just change the number of rows to do, and the bag should be fine. Happy Crafting!

Mila 15.04.2019 - 18:03:

I don't understand why we have to decrease first round from 142 chain stitches to 114 and after that increase again in each next round. Would appreciate the answer

DROPS Design 15.04.2019 kl. 18:14:

Hi Mila! Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch. Happy crocheting!

Manila 12.04.2019 - 16:49:

Buongiorno volevo chiedere quanto peso può portare questa borsa senza che le maglie tendano ad allungarsi eccessivamente ? grazie dell'attenzione

DROPS Design 12.04.2019 kl. 22:25:

Buongiorno Manila, non abbiamo il peso preciso che può sopportare la borsa, in ogni caso è lavorata in cotone, che non cede come la lana. Noi le consigliamo comunque di non caricarla troppo. Buon lavoro!

Vida Sue Lindner 02.04.2019 - 03:24:

How can I download these patterns to my dropbox files or folders.

DROPS Design 02.04.2019 kl. 15:33:

Dear Mrs Lindner, you can only print our patterns, but choosing a virtual printer may let you save it as a .PDF. Happy crocheting!

Gabriella Fiameni 27.03.2019 - 14:09:

Sul vostro catalogo che ho ricevuto insieme al cotone che ho ordinato c'è una borsa azzurra molto carina DROPS 202-39 - DROPS Muskat. Ho provato a cercare il modello nel sito ma non c'è. E' possibile averlo. Grazie.

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 14:46:

Buongiorno Gabriella, il catalogo 202 è uno dei cataloghi della nuova collezione, i modelli verranno pubblicati sul sito fino all'estate: continui a monitorare le nuove uscite!

Bjørgeren 19.03.2019 - 07:11:

Takk🌹 Skal lage noen mindre, som handleposer til frukt av bomullgarn, restegarnet mitt. Unngå plast bruk!🙏

Bjørgeren 19.03.2019 - 07:09:

Takk🌹 Skal lage handleposer til frukt av bomullgarn, restegarnet mitt. Unngå plast bruk!🙏

VIVONA 06.03.2019 - 16:52:

J ai réalisé le sac en coloris rose sans problème. Lorsque je l ai fait en bleu je n ai pas pu realiser le motif bleu en entier (4 rangs de moins )car je n avais plus assez de fil alors que j ai commandé exactement la même quantité que le rose. Avez vous une explication ? Merci

DROPS Design 08.03.2019 kl. 14:52:

Bonjour Vivona, c'est effectivement étrange, nous avons eu besoin de 2 pelotes pour chacune des couleurs. Avez-vous exactement la même tension dans les deux couleurs? Bon crochet!

Pietro 26.02.2019 - 09:49:

Buongiorno, Quali sono le dimensioni del modello finito? Grazie

DROPS Design 26.02.2019 kl. 10:14:

Buongiorno Pietro. Le misure sono le seguenti: Circonferenza =86 cm. Lunghezza (senza le tracolle) = 36 cm Buon lavoro!

Pietro 17.02.2019 - 14:31:

Buongiorno, Dalle foto sembrerebbe che dopo A.2 ci sia un giro di maglie alte con il panna prima di passare al senape. È un'impressione sbagliata o è presente un errore nella spiegazione del modello? Grazie

DROPS Design 17.02.2019 kl. 15:46:

Buongiorno Pietro. Le righe che vede prima del colore senape, sono le due righe del diagramma A2. Buon lavoro!

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