Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hey everyone! Who’s already in the midst of back-to-school season? Are you excited or happy? It can definitely be a stressful time of year, but honestly when isn’t the year stressful?
Anyway, I’m still making a couple cute back-to-school designs before I moved onto my favorite time of year, Fall and Halloween season! I’m so excited to make and release all the patterns (and all the ideas) that are floating inside my head for that season, I really hope you all like it! But this week, to stay on task, is still back-to-school and I’ve got another fun tapestry project for you – the Crayons are Cute Bag, although if you want you can make this design into whatever you’d like – a blanket (by making lots of the motif below), a pillow, or a fun wall hanging – it’s totally up to you. I hope you like designs like that, I just like being able to see what people come up with from my design (just don’t write it down and sell it as your own design, please).
I do hope you like this design and to see what I’m up to with my Halloween and Fall designs, be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram or FB pages, I’m always posting photos there.

 

Please consider purchasing an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern for $.50 in my Ravelry shop to help me to keep making patterns week after week. 🙂

Materials

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 19 rows = 4.25”
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used

  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Rsc: reverse single crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, with a turn at the end/ beginning.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • You can replace the chain row (row 1) with a foundation single crochet row.
  • Rather than changing, cutting, and weaving in the ends of all the colors, the yarn is carried through the bag in the photos. Here’s a great tutorial on color changes.  – In this pattern, the active yarn is worked over the inactive.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
  • The instructions below are for one side of the bag you see here – with two crayons on it. 
  • You can make this pattern into a bag (as written or different), a wall hanging (make only one side and attach a stick like in the Pumpkin Wall Hanging), a blanket (make many crayons), a pillow (like the Pauline Pumpkin) or whatever you can think of – just don’t write and sell a pattern based on my design.
  • Fastening off after each color change isn’t specifically stated below. Fasten off or carry the yarn as you would like depending upon what you’re making.
  • Color A is off white, color B is any color (pink, blue, yellow, and green), and color C is black.

Finished directions

Width: 15” Height: 9.75”

Pattern Instructions

-Side-

Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

(make 2 for the bag)
Row 1: A: Ch 41, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 40 scs
Rows 2 – 4: A: Ch 1, (40) – 40 scs
Rows 5 – 7: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 8 – 9: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (14), A: (6), C: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (6), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 11 – 12: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 13: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (3), B: (8), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), B: (8), C: (3), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 14 – 15: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (14), A: (6), C: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 16 – 19: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 20: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (5), C: (4), B: (5), A: (6), B: (5), C: (4), B: (5), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 21: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (4), C: (6), B: (4), A: (6), B: (4), C: (6), B: (4), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 22 – 31: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (6), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 32: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (4), C: (6), B: (4), A: (6), B: (4), C: (6), B: (4), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 33: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (5), C: (4), B: (5), A: (6), B: (5), C: (4), B: (5), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 34 – 37: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 38 – 39: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (14), A: (6), C: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 40: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (3), B: (8), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), B: (8), C: (3), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 41 – 42: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Row 43: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (6), B: (3), C: (8), B: (3), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 44 – 4: A: Ch 1, (3), C: (14), A: (6), C: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 46 – 48: A: Ch 1, (3), B: (14), A: (6), B: (14), A: (3) – 40 scs
Rows 49 – 50: A: Ch 1, (4), B: (12), A: (8), B: (12), A: (4) – 40 scs
Rows 51 – 52: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (10), A: (10), B: (10), A: (5) – 40 scs
Rows 53 – 54: A: Ch 1, (6), B: (8), A: (12), B: (8), A: (6) – 40 scs
Rows 55 – 56: A: Ch 1, (7), B: (6), A: (14), B: (6), A: (7) – 40 scs
Rows 57 – 58: A: Ch 1, (8), B: (4), A: (16), B: (4), A: (8) – 40 scs
Rows 59 – 60: A: Ch 1, (9), B: (2), A: (18), B: (2), A: (8) – 40 scs
Rows 61 – 64: A: Ch 1, (40) – 40 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.


-Joining-
When you’ve completed both your sides lay one on top of the other with the sides that you like the least touching. Starting at a corner where the long side is to your left and a short side is to your right, rsc around 3 of the sides, leaving one open.

-Top-

Ch 1 from where you end up with your joining and sc around the open edges all the way around (should be around both long sides), slip st into the first st – 128 scs

Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Crayons are Cute Bag crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Do not fasten off.

-Handles-
*Ch 100 slip st next to the seam on the other side of the opening*  repeat form * to * 4 more times. Ch 33, run your hook through about the same position on the other 4 chains, slip st all 5 chs together, ch 34, run your hook through about the same position on the other 4 chains, ch 33, slip st into the other side of the opening. Fasten off, weave in your ends.

 

 

Tada, there it is! I hope you like this design and make a couple and show them off on Ravelry!

See ya next week.

 

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day #149.

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