Toiletry bag inspired by Bautawitch to go with my new bag!

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I crochetet this bag a while ago. It is designed by a swedish designer called Bautawitch.

I did a post on it here but never translated it to english because there is no pattern for the bag in english.

I really love my bag but it lacks comparments for your odds and ends. So I decided to try making a small bag for this purpose from the left over yarn.

I knew I would line the bag (separate post on that matter will come!) so I wanted a simple design. My sewing skills are soso…

Update: Here is the post on how to line the toiletry bag.

Update: Here is a link to the pattern on Ravelry. Feel free to add it to your favourites and queue so you won’t loose it 🙂

I ended up with a small sack that closes with a string.

It is big enough to stash my keys, pens, lipgloss and all other things I wouldn’t survive more than 5 minutes away from home without 🙂

The sack came out about 8 inches tall and 15 inches in circumference. But you can easily adapt to whatever size you want by in- or decreasing bottom and hight of sides. You can do the stripes in any order of colour and any width you want (or no stripes at all!).

I didn’t take pictures as I went so som of the pictures below are from a swatch in black and white I made for this post.

These are the yarns used for this project,less than a skein of each:

Catania

I ran out of colour A when bottom was done. You can use as few or as many colours you want for this project, so it makes a great stashbuster!

Hook no 3 wich is just inbetween C and D.

Special stitches:

Mouche: 3 dctog all in one stitch, chain 1 to lock the mouche: Like this:

Yarn over (yo), needle through stitch (st), yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loop (2 loops on hook), yo, needle through st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, needle through st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yo pull through all loops on hook (1 loop on hook) yo, pull through loop on hook (1 loop on hook). This sounds much more intimidating than it is . See pictures below (if you click the pictures they will show bigger).

I don’t count the chain 3 on the bottom and on the ending dc rows, using this teqnique for less visible join.

To get my colour changes as nonvisible as possible this is what I did:

Close the row with a slip stitch in the first mouche of row. Hook through the gap inbetween the first 2 mouches. Yo, pull through. Yo with new colour. Pull through. Chain 1. Make 1 mouche. If you twist new and old yarn before making the closing chain you will avoid loose threads on the back of your work.

The back of your work will look like this. It didn’t bother me since I knew I would line my bag.

This is how I made the bag:

Colour A 

R 1: Chain (ch) 4. 12 double crochets (dc) in 4:th ch from hook. Join with slip stitch (sl) in first dc of round. (12 st)

R 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in every st of round before. Join with sl in first dc of round. (24 st)

R 3: Ch 3. *1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first dc of round. (36 st)

R 4: Ch 3. * 1 dc in every st of first 2 st, 2 dc in next*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first dc of round. (48 st)

R 5: Ch 3. *1 dc in every st of first 3 st, 2 dc n next*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first dc of round (60 st)

R 6: Ch 3. *1 dc in every st of first 4 st, 2 dc in next*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first dc of round (72 st)

If you want a bigger bag just continue this way, increasing amount of st with 1 dc in btween st with 2 dc in until the bottom is as big as you want it. I was happy here and also that was the end of my leftover yarn A 🙂

Change to colour B

R 7: Ch 1. 1 single crochet (sc) in every stitch for rest of round. Join with sl in first sc of round. I made my sc’s in the back loop of the stitches, I like how that gives a clean, sharp edge, but that is optional.

R 8: Ch 1. 1 mouche in first st. *skip 1 st, 1 mouche in next*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first mouche of round.

R 9: 1 sl in space between first 2 mouches (change to colour C as instructed above). Ch 1. 1 mouche in same space. 1 mouche in every space between mouches rest of round. Join with sl in first mouche of round.

R 10: 1 sl in space between first 2 mouches (change to colour D as instructed above). Ch 1, 1 mouche in same space. 1 mouche in every space between mouches rest of round. Join with sl in first mouche of round.

R 11-26. Repeat round 10 with colour changes as follows:

R 11: B

R 12-13: C

R 14: D

R 15: B

R 16: D

R 17: C

R 18: D

R 19-20: B

R 21: C

R 22: D

R 23: B

R 24: C

R 25: D

R 26: B

This is just a suggestion, change your colours as you please!

R 27: Ch 1, 1 sc in first mouche, 1 sc in space betwwen mouches, *1 sc in mouche, 1 sc in space between mouches*. Repeat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in first sc of round.

R 28: Ch 3. Skip 1 st. Half double crochet (hdc) in next st. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 hdc in next st*. Repeaat *-* rest of round. Join with sl in 2:ond sc of first ch 3.

R 29-32: Ch 3 (does not count as st). 1 dc in every st rest of round. Join with sl in first dc of round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

String:

Chain as many stitches as needed to make a string long enough to weave through the holes made in r 28 and to tie a bow tie with. Weave in r 28. Tie a knot to each end so it doesn’t unravel. I made mine in colour D.

Done!

Post on how to line coming up!

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