Keep Me Posted

Mermeri Crochet

Keep Me Posted

By Meri

~ Embrace your whimsy ~

Materials

Hook –  5.5mm

Yarn – Caron Cotton Cakes – 380 yards

Color pictured here is Sunset Dreams

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Abbreviations

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Fpdc – front post double crochet

Fphdc – front post half double crochet

St – stitch

Sl st – slip stitch

Notes

Gauge is not extremely important for this project. You are certainly able to use any hook or yarn you wish, I do find cotton yarn to be the sturdiest when it comes to market bags. The pattern is easily altered to make a bigger or smaller bag. To alter the overall width, add or remove rows to the base.

Beginning Chains do not count as a stitch

Instructions

Ch 4 and join to make a circle.

Base of the bag:

Round 1: ch 2, 12dc into the ring, sl st to join [12]
Round 2: ch 2, 2dc into each st around, sl st to join [24]

Round 3: ch 2, *dc into first st, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [36]

Round 4: ch 2, *dc into first 2 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [48]

Round 5: ch 2, *dc into first 3 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [60]

Round 6: ch 2, *dc into first 4 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [72]

Round 7: ch 2, *dc into first 5 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [84]

Round 8: ch 2, *dc into first 6 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [96]

Round 9: ch 2, *dc into first 7 sts, 2dc in the next st* repeat * to * around, sl st to join [108] 

Body of the Bag:

Round 10: ch 2, dc into first st, * ch 3 skip 2 sts, dc in next * repeat * to * ch 3, sl st to join
Round 11: ch 2, fpdc around dc of previous row, * ch 3, fpdc * repeat * to * ch 3, sl st to join

Round 12 – 43: Repeat round 11

~Variation Alert!~ If you want a tighter finish to your bag, go down a hook size here!

To Finish:

Round 44: ch 1, fphdc first st, * 2 sc in the ch 3 space, fphdc * repeat * to * 2 sc in ch 3 space, sl st to join

Round 45 – 46: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join

Straps:

Round 47: ch 1, sc in the next 19 sts, ch 80. skip 17 sts, join with a sl st. sc in the next 36 sts, ch 80. skip 17 sts, join with a sl st. sc in each remain st, sl st to join.

Round 48 – 51: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join

For those that would like to support me and obtain a pdf copy of this pattern, you can find it on ravelry here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/keep-me-posted

Thank you so much for supporting Mermeri Crochet of Mermaid Treasures Fiber Arts! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information about the pattern. I’d love seeing your creations on Ravelry or Instagram, and I am always happy to offer pattern support for all of my crochet patterns as written.

You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Meri Parko as the designer. Links back to my instagram, blog or ravelry are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to my blog or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.

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