Last month my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet was the Triangle Stitch Market Bag. One of the readers asked if there was a way to make it smaller as she wanted to make one for her granddaughter to carry. So I quickly put my thinking cap on and set out to adjust the pattern to a smaller size.
Here is what some of my testers had to say about this pattern:
“The small Triangle Stitch Bag is a quick and easy pattern with the most adorable finished product! I had a blast making it and plan on making many more!”
-Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet
“This is an adorably cute little bag that works up quickly and is very versatile. Perfect for carrying/storing those small projects in style! This delightful bag is also just the right size for little hands to carry their treasures along.”
“The small triangle bag is perfect for little on the go projects or at the market for more delicate items like tomatoes. Well written and easy to follow instructions for a quick work up.”
-Pamela Emerson, Pammy’s Bare Beanie
So here is the Small Triangle Stitch Bag! I hope you enjoy this pattern.
Favorite and queue pattern HERE on Ravelry!
Modern Baby or another #3 yarn – approximately 100 yds
Cord (piping cord will work. What I used was about ⅛”), This is optional but does help to reduce stretch and increase sturdiness.
G-6 (4.0mm) hook
Tapestry or yarn needle
3 inches diameter at Round 5
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
BLO – back loop only
mc – magic circle
hdc inc – half double crochet increase
beg – beginning
sp(s) – space(s)
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc inc – 2 hdc in same st
Ch 1 does not count as sc or hdc at beginning of rounds.
Bottom of bag is worked in continuous unjoined rounds.
Round 1-8 are worked around the cord.
Round 1: Mc, ch 1, hdc 9 in mc. DO NOT JOIN. Use st markers to mark rounds. <9> Crochet around the cord.
Round 2: Hdc inc in each st around <18>
Round 3: *Hdc, hdc inc* around <27>
Round 4: * Hdc 2, hdc inc* around <36>
Round 5: *Hdc 3, hdc inc* around <45> Measures approximately 3 inches in diameter at this point.
Round 6: *Hdc 4, hdc inc* around <54>
Round 7: *Hdc 5, hdc inc* around <63>
Round 8: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st around to last st. BLO hdc inc in last st. Join. <64> Stop crocheting around the cord at this point.
Round 9-10: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join. <64>
Change colors if desired.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. <64>
Round 12: Ch 4 (counts as tr), dc, hdc, sc, ch 4, *tr, dc, hdc, sc, ch 4* around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 4. <16 triangles>
Round 13: Ch 1, turn, *sc in top of ch 4, ch 3* around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. <16 sc, 16 ch 3 sps>
Round 14: Ch 1, turn, sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), dc, hdc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st, ch 4, *[tr, dc, hdc] in ch 3 sp, sc in next st, ch 4* around. Join with sl st to beg ch 4. <16 triangles>
Round 15-20: Repeat round 13 and 14 ending on a round 13 repeat.
Round 21: Ch 1, turn. *3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next st* around. Join. <64>
Round 22: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. Sc in same and each st around. Join.
Change colors if desired.
Round 23-24: Start crochet around cord. Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in each st around. Join. <64>
Round 25: Drop cord for this round. Ch 1, sc in same and next 3, fsc 16, sk 16 sts, sc in next 16, fsc 16, sk 16 sts, sc in next 12. Join. <64>
Alternate round 25: Drop cord for this round. Ch 1, sc in same and next 3, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc in next 16, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc in next 12. Join. <32 sc, 32 chs)
At this point pick the cord up again.
Round 26: Ch 1, sc in same and each st or ch around. Join. <64>
Round 27-28: Ch 1, sc in same and each st around. Join. <64>
Finish off and weave in ends.
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