My hands and hook got a treat this week! I had the pleasure of working with a new yarn called Main Street Yarn sent to me by the lovely people over at LoveCrochet.com. The label reads “Shiny + Soft” and let me tell you, the label does not lie! This worsted weight yarn is exceptionally smooth and ultra soft and with such vibrant colors, I was immediately drawn to the idea of crocheting a rainbow! The rainbow turned out to be the perfect size and shape for the flap of a drawstring backpack. A great size tote for Zoe!
– Main Street Yarn in Bright Red, Bright Coral, Buttercup Yellow, Ocean Blue, Grass Green, Just Purple, and White (1 skein of each)
Shop all 33 colors of Main Street Yarn HERE. So many color possibilities
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: approximately 8 inches tall by 7 inches wide. Straps are about 18 inches.
Bag is worked from the bottom up.
Drawstring Bag Pattern:
Starting with white yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 HDC in second chain from hook, join to first HDC, ch 1 (10 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join to first HDC, chain 1 (20 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (40 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (50 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1 (60 HDC)
Round 7: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1 (70 HDC)
Round 8: In Back Loops Only, HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (70 HDC)
Round 9-17: Now working in both loops, HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (70 HDC)
Round 18: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1 (60 HDC)
Round 19-23: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60 HDC)
Round 24-26: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60 SC)
Round 27: SC in first 2, chain 2 and skip 2 stitches, SC in next 4, chain 2 and skip 2 stitches, *SC in next 4, chain 2 and skip 2 stitches, repeat from * around, you will have only 2 SC stitches at then end of your round (the 2 at the end and the 2 from the beginning make 4 to evenly space out the drawstring holes), join, chain 1
Round 28: SC in each stitch around making 2 SC over the chain 2 spaces.
Round 29: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.
Rainbow Flap Pattern:
Starting with purple
Chain 4, SC in second chain from hook, SC in next, 2 SC in last, now working on other side of chain, SC in next two, don’t join, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 2: 2 SC in each around, do not join, (12 SC)
Attach blue yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, (18 SC)
Attach green yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn (18 SC)
Row 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (24 SC)
Attach yellow yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn (24 SC)
Row 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (30 SC)
Attach orange yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn (30 SC)
Row 10: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around (36 SC)
Attach red yarn, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn (36 SC)
Row 12: 2 SC in first, SC in next 5, repeat around, fasten off and weave in ends (42 SC)
Join white yarn along bottom edge. SC in each stitch across, chain 1 turn and SC across bottom edge one more time, fasten off leaving long tail (25 stitches)
Straps (make 2)
With white yarn
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down, chain 1 turn (4 SC)
Row 2- 65: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tails on both ends.
Cut 12 Strands of yarn about 3 feet long.
Knot at top and braid yarn. Knot at end. Weave braid in and out of holes on top of bag.
Sew rainbow on back-top edge of bag.
Sew straps onto back of backpack.
Video below to show construction!
Thank you to LoveCrochet.com for sending me a few skeins of Main Street Yarn to play with! I hope take a moment to view more details and colors HERE and maybe even give the yarn a try as well!
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