Candy Coast Bag by Ali Allen

Picture by Kerri (Noska).

  

This pattern was tested by the fabulous Simone & Kerri - thank you x

 

We are so lucky that our fabulous customers and Yarn Me Calm (YMC) Community members are phenomenally talented!

The wonderful Ali Allen (@ali_in_tas on Instagram) was showing some of her amazing creations on YMC Community and on Instagram and I had asked her if she  had written any pattern up for them.  She humbly said no, she hadn't written any of her patterns and that she generally created for family, friends and her beautiful daughter!

So of course I said she absolutely should write her patterns down because she is amazing!  Lucky for all of us, Ali was happy to share one of her patterns and here it is!

I hope you all love this pattern as much as I do and it would be wonderful if you jumped on over to Ali's Instagram page to show her your appreciation!

 

 

Materials:

 

1 Stenli Candy (including the centre pull charm)

3mm hook

Pattern uses UK terms

 

 

Important Note:

Chain 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as stitch

 

1) Ch8 + 2 (10 stitches)

2) 6tr in 3rd Ch from hook, 1 tr in next 6 ch, 6 tr in next ch then 1 tr in opposite side of starting ch for next 6 stitches and join round with sl st (24 stitches)

3) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (36 stitches)

4) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 2 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (48 stitches)

5) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 3 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and  join round with slip stitch (60 stitches)

6) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 4 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (72 stitches)

7) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 5 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (84 stitches)

8) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 6 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (96 stitches)

9) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 7 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch (120 stitches)

10) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 8 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch

11) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 9 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch

12) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 10 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch

 

 

 

13) Ch 2, 1 tr in each stitch around and join with sl st

14-18) Ch 1, 1dc in each stitch around and join  with sl st

19) Ch 2, *1tr, ch1, skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st

20) Sl st to next ch space, 2ch, *1tr over ch space in previous round into dc in row before, 1ch and skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st (see image) 

 

 

21) Sl st to next ch space, 2ch, *1tr over ch space in previous round into tr in row before, 1ch and skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st

22 - 55) Repeat row 21 x 33 times (making a total of 35 pattern rows)

56) Ch1, dc in each stitch around, working over ch spaces in previous row into tr in row 55 to give solid edge. Join round with sl st

57 - 61) Ch1, Dc in each stitch around join round with sl st

62) Ch 1, dc in next 15 stitches, ch115 (for first handle) skip next 48 stitches, dc in next 30 stitches, ch115 (second handle) skip next 48 stitches and dc in final 15 and join with sl st (236 stitches)

63 - 70) Ch1, Dc in each stitch and chain around join round with sl st

71) Ch1, crab stitch (reverse dc) around and join with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Options: 

Make a rectangle in dc stitches and sew into inside of bag for internal pocket.

Sew a snap or magnetic closure onto inside of dc rows as a closure.

Join yarn to centre of top row beneath one of the handles.  Chain a short length and join to next stitch with slip stitch to make a loop, then sew a button onto opposite side exterior to make a button closure.

 

 

Button in purse

1) Ch8 + 2 (10 stitches)

2) 6tr in 3rd Ch from hook, 1 tr in next 6 ch, 6 tr in next ch then 1 tr in opposite side of starting ch for next 6 stitches and join round with sl st

3) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch

4) Ch2 *[2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next 2 stitches] 6 times, 1 tr in next 6 stitches*. Repeat ** once and join round with slip stitch

5 - 9) Ch 1, 1dc in each stitch around and join  with sl st

10) Ch 2, *1tr, ch1, skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st

11) Sl st to next ch space, 2ch, *1tr over ch space in previous round into dc in row before, 1ch and skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st (see image at right)

12) Sl st to next ch space, 2ch, *1tr over ch space in previous round into tr in row before, 1ch and skip next stitch* repeat * around and join round with sl st

13 - 22) Repeat row 12 x 7 times (making a total of 10 pattern rows)

23) Ch1, dc in each stitch around, working over ch spaces in previous row into tr in row 22 to give solid edge. Join round with sl st

24 - 28) Ch1, Dc in each stitch around join round with sl st

29) Ch 1, dc in next 8 stitches, ch20 (for first handle) skip next 14 stitches, dc in next 16 stitches, ch40 (second handle) skip next 14 stitches and dc in final 8 and join with sl st

30 - 32) Ch1, Dc in each stitch and chain around join round with sl st

33) Ch1, crab stitch (reverse dc) around and join with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

To make the tab to button the purse into the bag:

1) Chain 30

2) Ch1, dc in each stitch and turn

3) Ch1, dc in each stitch and turn

4) Ch 1, dc in next 10 stitches, ch7 and miss 7 stitches to form buttonhole then dc in final 3 stitches and turn

5) Ch1, dc in each stitch and chain and turn

6) Ch1, dc in each stitch, fasten off.

Sew solid end of tab to bag inner, in between handles on dc section. Sew charm or button onto end so button hole end can loop through handles of purse and button up (as per image above). 

 

You are welcome to share the pattern, however please acknowledge that the design belongs to Ali Allen respecting her rights as a designer, thank you!

 

If you have questions about this pattern, please contact me at

andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au

 

Andrea x