October 26, 2014

Rustic Granny Square Sling


 
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This pattern was designed exclusively for using up the leftover yarn from the College Tote Bag pattern I designed this year


Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn; I used the leftover yarn from the College Tote Bag pattern (Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Soft Ecru,” “Warm Brown,” “Jute” and Lily Sugar 'n Cream Denim “Indigo”)
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

RUSTIC GRANNY SQUARE

(Make 10)

Tip: For the start of some rounds, you may want to use a “ch3” as the first dc, and a “ch2” as the first hdc. The “ch3” counts as the first dc of the round, and the “ch2” counts as the first hdc of the round. I tried to write up this pattern as simply as I possibly could, but I find it kind of hard to write up granny square patterns. (I tried making a chart, but apparently I need to work on my chart-making skills.)

Make ring: Ch6, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2dc into ring, *(ch2, 5dc into ring), repeat from * 3 times, ch2, 2dc into ring, sl st in first dc (remember, the ch3 is the first dc).
Round 2: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch2, sc) in corner space, (ch1, skip next st, sc, ch1, skip next st, sc, ch1), repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Round 3: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner space, (hdc in next sc st, dc into the next dc the round below current round), repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc.
Round 4: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(hdc, ch2, hdc, ch1) in corner sp, (hdc in each of next 3sts, ch1)3times. Sl st in first hdc.
Round 5: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch2, sc, ch1) in corner sp, (sc in next ch space, ch3)3times, sc in next ch space, ch1, repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Round 6: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(dc, ch2, dc) in corner sp, hdc in next sc, dc into the next dc 2 rounds below current round, (hdc in next sc, dc into each of the next 3 dc 2 the round below current round)3times, hdc in next sc, dc into the next dc the round below current round, hdc in next sc, repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc.
Round 7: Attach next color in any corner space and work *(sc, ch1, sc) in corner sp, sc in each of next 19 sc, repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

STRAP

Ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch1, turn.
*Sc in each sc, ch1, turn.
Repeat from * until strap reaches desired length plus about 2 inches, give or take, for sewing to the sides of the bag.

POCKET (OPTIONAL)

Make another Rustic Granny Square.

ASSEMBLY

Arrange the 10 rustic granny squares into a 2x5 strip and sew them together.
Fold the 2x5 piece in half with wrong sides facing and sew up the sides.
Optional: If you still have some leftover yarn, you can sc a round or two around the top of the bag.
Securely sew the strap to the sides of the bag.
Optional: Decide what side you want as the front of the bag and sew 3 sides of the 11th rustic granny square onto that side so that it can function as a pocket. (Or sew the pocket on the inside of the bag, if you'd prefer to make it an interior pocket.)



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