FREE Tuscany Bag Crochet Pattern – NEW!!

Tuscany Bag Crochet Pattern Starts Here!

The following pattern will create the same size/type bag as either the tan or blue bags pictured above. You will find the basket pattern below this one.

Base of Bag: (Please note: If you want to make a larger bag, continue the base of your bag

  1. Create a Magic Circle, ch 2 (does not count as dc), work 12 dc into the circle, join to the top of 1st dc. (12)
  2. Ch 2, 2 dc into same as chain space, inc in each stitch around, join to top of 1st dc. (24)
  3. Ch 2, 2 dc into same as chain space, *1 dc in nxt, inc in nxt*, repeat **, join to top of 1st dc. (36) (You will end this round with 1 dc in the last dc)
  4. Ch 2, 2 dc into same as chain space, *1 dc into ea of the nxt 2 stitches, inc in nxt*, repeat **, join to top of 1st dc. (48) (You will end this round with 1 dc in ea of the last 2 dc)
  5. Ch 2, 2 dc into same as chain space, *1 dc into ea of the nxt 3 stitches, inc in nxt* repeat **, join to top of 1st dc. (60) (You will end this round with 1 dc in ea of the last 3 dc)
  6. Ch 2, 2 dc into same as chain space, *1 dc into ea of the nxt 4 stitches, inc in nxt* repeat **, join to top of 1st dc. (72) (You will end this round with 1 dc in ea of the last 4 dc) (Only if you wish to make a larger bag, continue increasing the base of your bag from here, for example, your next round will be the following: Ch 2, 2 dc into same as ch sp, *1 dc into ea of the nxt 5 st, inc in nxt* repeat **, join to top of 1st dc. (84), and so on. Just continue to increase until you feel it is at the size you’d like, then continue on to round 7 below, understanding however, your stitch count will now be higher.)
  7. Ch 2, 1 dc into same as chain space, *dc in nxt stitch, sc in nxt*, repeat ** around ending with dc in last stitch, join to top of 1st dc (72)
  8. Ch 2, 1 dc into same as chain space, Ch 1, skip 1st dc, cluster into 1st sc, *ch 1, skip nxt dc, cluster into nxt sc*, repeat ** (you will end this round with a cluster just before your chain space), join to top of 1st dc.
  9. Ch 2, dc into same as chain sp, fpdc around 1st dc from round 7, *sc into top of following cluster, bpdc around nxt dc from round 7, sc into top of nxt cluster, fpdc around nxt dc from round 7*, repeat **, ending with fpdc just following last cluster. Join to top of 1st dc.
  10. Ch 2, dc into same as chain sp, skip fpdc from round 9, *ch 1, cluster into nxt st, ch 1, skip bpdc st from round 9, cluster into nxt st*, repeat ** join to top of 1st dc (you will be working each of your clusters in this round, into the sc you made on top of the previous round of clusters.)
  11. Ch 2, dc into same as chain sp, fpdc into 1st fpdc, sc into top of 1st cluster st, *bpdc into nxt bpdc, sc in top of nxt cluster, fpdc into nxt fpdc, sc in top of nxt cluster*, repeat ** join to top of 1st dc at end of round

(1 other quick note! If you do wish to make this a larger bag, you will be safe working the grapevine technique with a larger amount of even numbered stitches, unlike working this technique in rows where you will want to work in counts of 9 to really achieve the effect.)

**REPEAT rounds 10 & 11 until you reach the desired size for your bag. I worked a total of approx 36 rounds for a 10” bag. Do not finish off here if you are going to go on to create the ladder step around the top of the bag to wind a closure through.)

Finish off if you want to create your own custom closure.

To create the chain ladder step around the bag for adding a chain or bungee or ribbon type closure as seen in the picture below:

chainFinish

You can either watch the video tutorial CLICK HERE for this section (the link will bring you right to this area of the bag.)

OR, do the following after joining from last round.

You will be working only the front or right side of bag in and out of the spaces just before and after each fpdc and bpdc from previous round.

  1. Ch 2 after your last join, insert hook just to the right side of your first fpdc, draw through yarn, leaving the 2 loops around hook, insert hook immediately into left side of fpdc, draw through yarn, you will have 3 loops around your hook now, loosely pull that 3rd loop on hook through 2nd loop, then pull through 1st loop on hook. You are, in essence, slip stitching through the 2 loops on hook. Make sure you are not tight with your slip stitches in this round.
  2. Repeat the last step, on front side of bag for the bpdc just before your next fpdc.
  3. Repeat for next fpdc, and for every bpdc & fpdc around the bag.

(AGAIN: THE LAST STEP JUST WORKED FOR LADDER STEP YOU WILL ONLY BE WORKING INTO THE FRONT (RIGHT SIDE) OF THE BAG EVEN THROUGH THE BPDCs!)

In the video, I liken this to a sewing machine, you are going in before the stitch, picking up a new loop, going in directly after the stitch, picking up a loop, and then after picking up that last loop, pulling the 3rd loop on hook through the 1st 2 loops.

If this is confusing, as I mention, I do have a video tutorial for this section which will make this a hop-skip & a jump of a round! Easy! (It’s harder to explain in words, my apologies in advance =)

After completing the ladder step round, you will want to work 1 more round of the grapevine, both rounds 10 & 11 to finish off bag. This will hide your ladder step under another round of fpdc to make for a clean / more seamless finish.

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  1. Jean Warren February 28, 2017
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