Friday, July 26, 2019

Reusable Produce Bags FREE Crochet Pattern


Communities across the globe have begun banning single use plastic bags. For some of my followers here, this is old news and you have been using reusable bags for some time now.  For some of you, it has just happened and you are looking at your options.  And then there are those like me, where a ban is not imposed, but you see what these are doing to our oceans (I live on the Gulf Coast) and marine life and want to make a difference. 

I have been collecting my single use plastic shopping bags for years and crocheting them up into reusable totes.  I don't have a set pattern that I use, but a formula that has evolved over the years.  Lately I had begun looking at the number of produce bags that I was throwing away and realized I could come up with something really simple and inexpensive to make.  My first trip to the grocery store using these I had a woman stop me asking where I got them.  You KNOW I had to brag that they were my own design and that I had made them myself!!!  And now it's time to share that pattern with you!!!!

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!!


This pattern is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make finished items for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  Thank You!!! Amy B


A lot of hard work goes into writing patterns.  Please feel free to share the link, but do not copy and distribute this pattern by any other means.

REUSABLE PRODUCE BAGS

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SIZE: Small/Large and Medium

MATERIALS: Size 10 Cotton Thread (see NOTES below), size 7 Steel Hook, Larger eye needle for weaving ends, and Cord Clasp (optional)

GAUGE:  Gauge is not important

NOTES:  Really any size yarn and hook combo may be used to make these bags.  During the pattern test phase, the testing group used a variety of sizes and completed some amazing reusable produce bags just working from their stash. 

SMALL/LARGE BAGS

RND 1: ch 2, sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook.  Sl st in 1st sc to join.
RND 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 15, sc, ch 15) in each st around.  Sl st in 1st sc to join. (12 sc, 12 ch-15 sps)
RND 3: Sl st in next 7 chs. Ch 1, sc in ch 15 sp, ch 15. * Sc in next ch 15 sp, ch 15. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc to join. (12 sc, 12 ch-15 sps)
FOR SMALL BAG RND 4-10: Repeat RND 3.
FOR LARGE BAG RND 4-15: Repeat RND 3.
EYELET RND: Ch 2, dc in same st. Ch 2, *(dc, ch 2) 4 times in next ch-15 sp. Dc next sc, ch 2.  Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join.  (60 dc, 60 ch-2 sps)
LAST RND: Ch 1, sc in each st and 2 sc in each ch-2 sp around.  Sl st in 1st sc to join. Finish off. (180 sc)
TIE: Ch 220. Finish off, but no need to weave in the tails on the tie.  Thread your tie onto a large eyed needle and weave it through the eyelet round 2 dc at a time.  Slip the Cord Clasp onto the free ends of the tie and cinch bag closed. If you choose to not use the cord clasp, simply cinch the bag closed and secure the ties.  Knot the ends of the tie together. Clip threads at the ends of the tie short. 

MEDIUM BAG

RND 1: Ch 6, Trc in 6th ch from hook, ch 1.  (Trc, ch 1) 10 more times. Sl st in 5th ch of beg ch 6 to join. (12 trc, 12 ch-1 sp)
RND 2: Ch 1, sc. * Ch 9, sc in next ch sp, ch 9, sc in top of next trc.  Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc to join. (24 ch-9 sps)
RND 3-15: Sl st in next 4 chs, ch 1. * Sc in ch-9 sp, ch 9. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc to join. (24 ch 9 sps)
RND 16 EYELET RND: Ch 2, dc in join, ch 2. * (Dc, ch 2) 2 times in ch 9 sp, (dc, ch 2) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (72 dc, 72 ch-2 sps)
RND 17: Ch 1, sc in first st. * 2 sc in each ch 2 sp, sc in each dc.  Repeat from * around.  Sl st in top of first sc to join. Finish off.  (216 sc)
TIE: Ch 220. Finish off, but no need to weave in the tails on the tie.  Thread your tie onto a large eyed needle and weave it through the eyelet round 2 dc at a time.  Slip the Cord Clasp onto the free ends of the tie and cinch bag closed. If you choose to not use the cord clasp, simply cinch the bag closed and secure the ties.  Knot the ends of the tie together. Clip threads at the ends of the tie short. 


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Sunday, June 2, 2019

MEANDERING PAW PRINTS Fingerless Mitts FREE Crochet Pattern


The pattern for Meandering Paw Prints Fingerless Mitts has been a long time coming!!  I featured them in the Amy B Stitched VIP Boutique over on Facebook and they sold out every single time!!  They will make a great addition to your craft sale table this winter!!

This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


A lot of hard work goes into writing patterns.  Please feel free to share the link, but do not copy and distribute this pattern by any other means.


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Amy B

MPP Fingerless Mitts

 


SIZE: Small (youth or small woman), Medium (average woman), & Large (large woman, average man)
MATERIALS: Size G/6/4.25mm crochet hook, worsted weight/medium/size 4 yarn
GAUGE:  First 7 rows of Wrist Cuff Ribbing = 2 ½ inches wide x 2 inches tall.  
STITCHES/TERMS USED:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet 
St(s) – stitch(es) 
WS – wrong side
BLO – back loop only
Sl st – slip stitch 
Dc – double crochet 
Sk – skip 
Dc cl – double crochet cluster 
Sc dec – single crochet decrease 

NOTES:
1)  Ch 2 at the beginning of each row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
2)  To help keep track of your stitches, the row stitch counts are in parenthesis at the end of each row. Chains are counted as individual stitches, except where you are instructed to “2 sc in ch 4 sp” then the entire ch sp is counted as one and you will work into the next stitch following the ch 4 sp. 
3)  Dc cl: YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops. YO, insert hook into same st, YO, draw up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through last 3 loops.
4)  Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. see following images.





WRIST CUFF RIBBING: ALL SIZES
Ch 11, sc in the back loop of 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (10 sc)
Row 2:  WS Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, sc in the BLO of the next 8 sts, sc in last st.  
Repeat Row 2 until you have 24 rows for Small, 28 rows for Medium, 32 rows for Large. DO NOT FINISH OFF. Bring first row and last row WS together to form the cuff (this will be the side you just finished, so once you put the ends together you will need to turn your work before you continue), sl st first st together, working into the two loops in the center, slst next 8 sts, going through all loops sl st last st together.  DO NOT FINISH OFF, continue to Hand portion of pattern.

RIGHT HAND: (SM and MED)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc around the cuff, placing one sc in the end of each row. Sl st in first sc to join. (24, 28)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join.  (24, 28)
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  DO NOT JOIN. (24, 28)
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 6 (8) sts, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc in next 15 (17) sts. Dc cl in last st.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 14 (16) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 3 (5). Dc cl in last st.  
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 5 (7) sts. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 14 (16) sts. Dc cl in last st. 
Row 9-10: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each st across. At the end of Row 10 sl st in the first sc to join.  
FOR SMALL Rnds 11-13: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  Sl st in first sc to join. Continue to last rnd. 
FOR MEDIUM Rnds 11-15: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join. Continue to last rnd.
Last Rnd both sizes: DO NOT TURN. Sl st in each st around. Finish off. Continue to the THUMB GUSSET instructions at the end of the pattern.  It works for all sizes, left or right.

RIGHT HAND: (LARGE)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc around the cuff, placing one sc in the end of each row. Sl st in first sc to join. (32)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join. (32)
Rows 6-7:  Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  DO NOT JOIN.  
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 10 sts, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc in next 19 sts. Dc cl in last st.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 18 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7. Dc cl in last st.  
Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 9 sts. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 18 sts. Dc cl in last st.
Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each st across. At the end of Row 12 sl st in the first sc to join. (32)
Rnds 13-17: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join.
Last Rnd: Sl st in each st around. Finish off.  Continue to the THUMB GUSSET instructions at the end of the pattern.  It works for all sizes, left or right.

LEFT HAND: (SM and MED)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc around the cuff, placing one sc in the end of each row. Sl st in first sc to join. (24, 28)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join.  (24, 28)
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  DO NOT JOIN. (24, 28)
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 16 (18) sts, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 (7) sts. Dc cl in last st.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 4 (6) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 13 (15). Dc cl in last st.  
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 15 (17) sts. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 4 (6) sts. Dc cl in last st. 
Row 9-10: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each st across. At the end of Row 10 sl st in the first sc to join.  
FOR SMALL Rnds 11-13: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  Sl st in first sc to join. Continue to last rnd.
FOR MEDIUM Rnds 11-15: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join. Continue to last rnd.
Last Rnd both sizes: DO NOT TURN. Sl st in each st around. Finish off. Continue to the THUMB GUSSET instructions at the end of the pattern.  It works for all sizes, left or right.

LEFT HAND: (LARGE)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc around the cuff, placing one sc in the end of each row. Sl st in first sc to join. (32)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join. (32)
Rows 6-7:  Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around.  DO NOT JOIN.  (32)
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 20 sts, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc in next 9 sts. Dc cl in last st.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 8 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 17. Dc cl in last st.  
Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in 19 sts. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 8 sts. Dc cl in last st.
Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each st across. At the end of Row 12 sl st in the first sc to join. (32)
Rnds 13-17: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join.

Last Rnd: Sl st in each st around. Finish off.  Continue to the THUMB GUSSET instructions at the end of the pattern.  It works for all sizes, left or right.

THUMB GUSSETT:  ALL SIZES, RIGHT & LEFT HANDS
Rnd 1: Join yarn with a sl st in the top row of the opening for the thumb.  Sc 9 sts evenly down the side facing you. Next, work a sc dec in the last row and bottom of opening. Sc 9 sts evenly up the other side of the opening. Sc dec in the last row and top of opening.  You should have 20 sts around. DO NOT JOIN.
Rnd 2: Work (sc dec, sc) around, ending with a sc dec. DO NOT JOIN. (13)
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around. DO NOT JOIN. (13)
Rnd 4: Sl st in each st around. Finish off.