Prairie Pioneer Bag Crochet Pattern

I actually started work on this design over a year ago, then got distracted by knitting, as one does!

There is absolutely no sewing involved, well apart from weaving in loose ends, it is crocheted from the base in the round, and then the handle is worked from side to side. The basket weave pattern is a combination of the crochet knit stitch and working in the back loops.

Prairie Pioneer Bag

Prairie Pioneer Bag
 American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials
Approximately 4 balls of Rico Creative Cotton Aran (50g/85m per ball)
5.00mm Hook
marker for crocheting in the round

Finished Size:
Approximately 11”/28cm wide, 13”/33cm tall, handle 36”/92cm

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How To Thread Beads Onto Yarn

I included this simple tutorial in the pattern for Beaded Favour Gift Bag, but thought it polite to share with everyone 🙂

For this tutorial I used larger beads and wire, just make sure the wire you use threads through the beads when doubled over.

Fold a length of wire in half, and thread the yarn through leaving a tail.

threading beads 01

Thread 10 beads (makes it easier to keep count) onto the wire, making sure you thread it onto the doubled wire.

threading beads 02

Holding on to wire firmly, slide the beads onto yarn.

threading beads 03

Beaded Favour Gift Bag Knitting Pattern

Finally the sun has come out so I can take pictures of my new design, it’s been so frustrating having to wait. I finished it not long after I wrote the post about using a ball of yarn and beads for something…well this is the something!

The idea came from the paper favour gift bags that are so popular, I just made mine with yarn and beads instead.

There is a tutorial included for threading the beads onto the yarn.

Beaded Favour Gift Bag

Beaded Favour Gift Bag
Materials
Sample used 1 ball of Sublime Egyptian Cotton dk, 115yds/105m, in Frothy
5 x 3mm DPN’s (Double Pointed Needles)
41 x 4mm beads
2 x 12”/30cm lengths of ribbon or I-cord for handles
marker for working in the round 

Finished Size:
Approximatively 4.5”/11cm wide, 5.5”/14cm high, excluding handles, and 2”/5cm deep.

 

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