What happens when you get a bunch of crochet pattern designers together in one place?? Why~they DESIGN, of course!
A bunch of my designing friends (and me!) got together, and started a little "improv" design pattern~kind of like a Make-Your-Own-Ending story, but with a crochet pattern, and THIS is what we came up with! How fun~right?
- Amanda Nicole Evanson (MNE Crafts) – rows 2 & 4
- Kim Guzman (KimGuzman.com) – row 3
- Tera Kulling~that's ME! (Trifles N Treasures) – row 5
- Elena Ramshaw Hunt (Beatrice Ryan Designs) – row 6
- Celina Lane (Simply Collectible)- row 7
- Erangi Udeshi (Crochet For You) – row 8
- Becky Dirlam (Grammy’s Creations) – row 9
- Stacy Krumel-Rhoads (Too Yarn Cute) – row 10
- Cylinda Mathews (Crochet Memories) – row 11
- Amada Robertson (Raising Robertsons Crochet)- row 12
- Heather Grundy (Creative Crochet Products) – row 13
Design Improv Workshop #1 - Drawstring Bag
You can use any yarn and hook you'd like, but for my model, I used an H hook, with Herrschners Holiday yarn!
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
ldc = linked double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
fphdc = front post half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
Row 1: Work 20 foundation sc. Mark Row 1 as right side.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of next st, sc in back loop of next st across.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sk first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working in front of last dc, dc in skipped sc, repeat from * to last sc, hdc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, fpdc in every st across to last st, hdc in last st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, *hdc, dc in the next 2 sts, hdc, sc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * across.
Row 7: Ch1, turn, ldc in each stitch across.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, *sk next st, (fpdc, hdc) in next st, repeat from * across to last st, hdc in last st.
Row 9: Repeat row 3.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn hdc in 1st 2 sts, * sk next st, fpdc in next st, fpdc in skipped st (create an 'x'), hdc in next st, Repeat from * to last st, work hdc in last st.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn, sk next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, [sk next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st] 5 times, sk next st, hdc in last st.
Row 12: Ch2, turn, bpdc in each st across to last st, dc in last st. (14 sts)
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, fphdc in first st, hdc in next st, *fphdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across.
Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn [sk next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st] 6 times, sk next st, dc in last st. Fasten off.
Front: Repeat rows 1-14 of back, but do not fasten off at end of row 14.
Joining: Hold front and back together with wrong sides facing. Working through both thicknesses to join them together:
* Work 15 reverse sc evenly spaced along sides of rows, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
* Working in bottom of row 1, reverse sc in each st across, turn work 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
* Work 15 reverse sc evenly spaced along sides of rows, fasten off
Finishing: Sew in all ends. Weave a ribbon or cord through the stitches of row 12 to act as a drawstring.