The Mystery Bag

I often get ideas from seeing other items, as I’m sure many others do too.

This bag began its birth from a simple treble square bag.  As you work through the bag you will see it has evolved from a simple treble square bag.

The bag is best worked in at least 2 colours.

Will you give it a try?
The instructions include 2 yarn weights, DK first and then chunky.

The Wavy Bag

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double treble

htr – half treble

tr – treble

Use whichever yarn you like, at least 2 colours, and the corresponding hook size.

DK Bag

Begin with either magic loop or by chaining 5 and joining with a slip stitch.

Round 1:  ch 3, Work 7 trebles into the ring/loop.

Round 2: ch 3, 1tr into the same stitch, 1ch, *2tr into next stitch, 1ch* repeat to end of round.  Slip stitch into top of chain to join. (16tr)

Round 3: ch 3, 1 tr into same stitch, 1 ch, *2tr into next st, 1 tr into next st, 1ch* repeat to end of round.  Skip stitch into top of chain to join. (24tr)

Rounds 4 – 15: repeat round 3 but increasing number of trebles worked by 1 each section of the round until 120 tr.

Change colour by working the slip stitch at the end of the previous round in the new colour.

You are no longer increasing, but will be working the sides of the bag.

Round 1: working into the back of each stitch. Ch 1, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 2dc, 3 htr, 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, now work 2ch over the 1ch of the previous row, *working into each st but not ch, work 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Round 2: working under both loops of each st.  Ch 1, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 2dc, 3 htr, 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, now work 2ch over the 2ch of previous row, *working into each st but not ch, work 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Change colour as before.

Round 3: working into the back of each stitch. Ch 3, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 2tr, 3htr, 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, now work 2ch, *working into each st but not ch, work 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Round 4: working under both loops of each st.  Ch 3, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 2tr, 3htr, 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, now work 2ch, *working into each st but not ch, work 3tr, 3htr, 3dc, 3htr, 3tr, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Repeat these 4 rows.   7 times.

Handles.

Chain 8.  Join into a circle using sl st.  Work 1 htr into each st.  Continue to work in the round until strap measures 200cm.  Thread the handle through the 2ch loops, in and out.  Join the ends of the strap together.  Pull the handles on opposite sides of the bag to close.

You could make this bag using chunky yarn and 6mm hook.

Chunky Bag

Begin with either magic loop or by chaining 5 and joining with a slip stitch.

Round 1:  ch 3, Work 7 htr into the ring/loop.

Round 2: ch 3, 1htr into the same stitch, 1ch, *2htr into next stitch, 1ch* repeat to end of round.  Slip stitch into top of chain to join. (16tr)

Round 3: ch 3, 1 htr into same stitch, 1 ch, *2htr into next st, 1 tr into next st, 1ch* repeat to end of round.  Skip stitch into top of chain to join. (24htr)

Rounds 4 – 10: repeat round 3 but increasing number of trebles worked by 1 each section of the round until 80 htr.

Now work the sides straight as follows:

Round 1: working into the back of each stitch. Ch 1, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 1dc, 2 htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, now work 2ch over the 1ch of the previous row, *working into each st but not ch, work 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Round 2: working under both loops of each st.  Ch 1, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 1dc, 2 htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, now work 2ch over the 2ch of previous row, *working into each st but not ch, work 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Change colour as before.

Round 3: working into the back of each stitch. Ch 3, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 1tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, now work 2ch, *working into each st but not ch, work 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Round 4: working under both loops of each st.  Ch 3, then working into each tr (NOT the chains) 1tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, now work 2ch, *working into each st but not ch, work 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, 2htr, 3tr, 2ch* repeat to end, join with sl st into top of ch.

Work the handles as for the DK version.

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