Hi there, how are you today? I’m finishing up my vacation and heading back to my “regular” life and that’s kind of a bummer, right? I mean, I love my regular life a lot (most days) but who doesn’t want to keep those Summer vacation days going as long as you can? Well, that’s the thinking behind this week’s new design, the Watermelon Bag. Few things are more Summer than watermelon, at least it is to me. And that’s the thinking behind my free pattern this week and I really hope you like it. I also think I’ll be adjusting this pattern into a hat later, too, so if you love this bag, keep an eye out for the matching hat later in the year. And if you can get enough watermelon, check out my Wedge of Watermelon ami pattern.

If you appreciate my weekly patterns, please consider purchasing the Wonderful Watermelon Drawstring Bag pdf in my Ravelry shop for $.50 to help me bring more patterns to my blog.

**Materials:**

- US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
- Worsted/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
- 1.8 oz. / 140 yards
- I used Red Heart Super Saver

- Yarn needle

**Gauge:**

- 4″ = 16 scs x 16 rows

**Terms/ stitches:**

- Magic circle
- RS: right side (side that faces out)
- Ch: chain
- St: stitch
- Slip st: slip stitch
- Sc: single crochet

**Notes:**

- This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st from the last st.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch. The first st is always worked int the same st as join.
- This pattern is worked from the bottom up
- All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
- Color A is light green, color B is dark green, Color C is white, Color D is pink and color E is black.
- Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.

**Finished measurements:**

- Diameter: 9”
- Height: 10″

**Pattern instruction**

**Base**

**Row 1: A:** Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 8 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 8 scs

**Row 2:** A: Ch 1, (2x), B: (2x), *A: (2x), B: (2x),* repeat from * to * twice more, slip st into the first st – 16 scs

**Row 3:** A: Ch 1, (2x + 1), B: (2x), *A: (1 + 2x + 1), B: (2x),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (1), slip st into the first– 24 scs

**Row 4:** A: Ch 1, (2x + 2), B: (2x), *A: (2 + 2x + 2), B: (2x),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (2), slip st into the first st– 32 scs

**Row 5:** A: Ch 1, (2x + 3), B: (2x), *A: (3 + 2x + 3), B: (2x),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (3), slip st into the first st – 40 scs

**Row 6:** B: Ch 1, (2x), A: (4), *B: (2x), A: (4),* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slips t into the first st – 48 scs

**Row 7:** B: Ch 1, (2x + 1), A: (4), *B: (2x +1), A: (4),* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st – 56 scs

**Row 8: **B: Ch 1, (2x + 2), A: (4), *B: (2x +2), A: (4),* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st – 64 scs

**Row 9:** B: Ch 1, (2x + 3), A: (4), *B: (2x +3), A: (4),* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 10: B: **Ch 1, (5), A: (4), *B: (5), A: (4),* repeat from * to * 6 more times, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 11 – 13: B:** Ch 1, (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4), B: (5), A: (4), *B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4), B: (5), A: (4),* repeat from * to * twice more, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 14 – 16:** Ch 1, (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4), B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4), *B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4), B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4),* repeat from * to * twice more, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 17 – 19: B: **Ch 1, (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4), *B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4),* repeat from * to * twice more, slip st into the first st – 72 scs

Fasten off colors A and B.

**Rows 20 – 21: C:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

Fasten off color C.

**Row 22 D:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 23 – 24: D:** Ch 1, (6), E: (2), D: (15), E: (2), D: (19), E: (2), D: (15), E: (2), D: (9), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 25: D:** Ch 1, (6), E: (1), D: (16), E: (1), D: (20), E: (1), D: (16), E: (1), D: (10), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 26: D:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 27 – 28: D:** Ch 1, (15), E: (2), D: (17), E: (2), D: (20), E: (2), D: (14), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 29: D:** Ch 1, (15), E: (1), D: (18), E: (1), D: (21), E: (1), D: (15), slip st into the first st –

**Row 30: D:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 31 – 32: D:** Ch 1, (23), E: (2), D: (27), E: (2), D: (18), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 33: D:** Ch 1, (23), E: (1), D: (28), E: (1), D: (19), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 34: D:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Rows 35 – 36: D:** Ch 1, (5), E: (2), D: (35), E: (2), D: (20), E: (2), D: (6), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

**Row 37: D:** Ch 1, (5), E: (1), D: (36), E: (1), D: (21), E: (1), D: (7), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

Fasten off color E.

**Row 38: D:** Ch 1, (72), slip st into the first st- 72 scs

**Note:** Want to make this bag larger? Repeat rows 22 – 38 as much as you’d like/ until you hit the height you’d like before moving onto rows 39 and 40.

**Row 39: D:** Ch 3 (counts as a dc), ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, *dc into the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 16 more times, dc into the last st, slip st into the first st – 36 dcs

**Row 40: D:** Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 71 sts (this counts both dcs and ch-2 spaces), slip st into the first st – 72 scs

Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

**Cord:**

Holding both colors A and B together, ch 110 or as many as you’d like. When your chain is long enough, fasten off and weave it through the ch-2 spaces from row 39.

Tada, there it is! I hope you love this bag, I think it’s super fun and hope everyone else likes it as much as I do.

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #146.

SO CUTE.

Thank you.

Thank you, this is a fun bag for all.

I’m confused about the color key A, B & C don’t seem to match the colors in the picture of the bag or the pattern, which states colors A, B, C & D. Am I misunderstanding something? Thank you for the pattern!

Oops, I forgot to update that. It should read: Color A is light green, color B is dark green, Color C is white, Color D is pink and color E is black.

-Amber

No problem! Thanks for updating!

What a creative pattern! So cute!

Absolutely adorable!

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