Lavender Waves Pencil Bag ~
Free Crochet Pattern
This cute little pencil bag is very stylish. It doesn’t use up a whole lot of yarn and can be made within a few hours. It is designed to be small making it easier to carry around.
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Level of Difficulty – Easy
Yarn – Red Heart With Love Iris – I used roughly 120 yards
Hook and Notions – Hook: I/9 (5.5mm), scissors, blunt needle, stitch markers or pins (for securing sides to sew) and 3 – ¾ inch buttons
Measurement – Laying flat before sewing width 12 ½ inches, height 9 inches
Finished measurements laying flat width 12 ½ inches, height 3 ½ inches
Gauge – 2 pattern repeats = 4 inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Blo- back loop only
Sc Dec- single crochet Decrease
Sc Decrease – draw up loop in each of the 2 stitches indicated, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on your hook
Chain 57 (multiple of 9+3)
Row 1(wrong side):
Sc in 2nd chain from the hook and in the next 4 chains, work 3 sc in the next chain, * sc in the next 3 chains, skip next 2 chains, sc in next 3 chains,* repeat from * to * across, sc in last 5 chains. Turn.
Row 2: (Working in Back Loop Only) Chain 1, sc dec (see notes) over the first 2 stitches, sc in the next 4 stitches, 3 sc in the next stitch, * sc in the next 3 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next stitch, * sc in the next 4 stitches, sc dec over the last 2 stitches. Turn
Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2
Row 6: (Working in Both loops) Chain 1, * slip stitch in each single crochet across. Turn.
Row 7: Repeat row 2.
Rows 8-24: Repeat Rows 2-7, 4 times (4 sets)
Row 25: Chain 1, sc dec (see special stitches) over the next two stitches, sc in the next 4 stitches, chain 3, skip 1 (button hole made), sc in the next 3 stitches, 3 sc in the next stitch, * sc in the next 3 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, 3 sc in the next stitch * repeat to the last 8 stitches, chain 3, skip 1 stitch (button hole made), sc in the next 5 stitches, sc dec over the last two stitches. Turn (The center button hole is the center skip 2 stitches of the bag.)
Row 26: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing the ends together.
With wrong side facing up, bring bottom (Row 1) up 3 inches, and matching stitches on ends pin and sew together the sides using the mattress stitch or your favorite stitch. Be sure you have your button holes on the top flap that is not sewed down.
Turn the bag so that the right side is out. Turn down the flap and mark where the 3 buttons should be sewn. Sew buttons on the front of the bag. (My buttons are placed 1 inch down from the top, the 2 outside buttons are 1 ½ inches from the edges and the center one is at 6 ¼ inches from each side. Sew the buttons on so that they can be button through the button holes in row 25 ( the loops at the beginning and end of the row and then the skip 2 in the middle. There should be two waves in-between each button hole.)
Fasten off and weave in ends