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OMG! This is already our last week of the Crochet Along and includes Part 4 of the Modular Pocket Bag CAL that is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn.

In Part 1 we worked on the main front and back panel of this bag which I used 2 skeins of the Jeans yarn in color Classic. Then in Part 2 we worked on the 4 pocket panels which are made in 2 different colors (1 color per 2 panels). In Part 3 we made the panels for the inside removable pocket.

Now in Part 4, we will work on the bottom/side panel and the straps and of course putting it all together by sewing it all up.

PLEASE REMEMBER if want to be entered in the Giveaway to win all the yarn from Lion Brand for this bag that I used, you need to make sure you follow all the points listed below! That includes adding your pictures to Ravelry! Click HERE if you do not know how to!

  • Add the Modular Pocket Bag to your Ravelry Favorites and as a Project HERE
  • make the Modular Pocket Bag and post WIP (work-in-progress) pictures and the final completed bag as a picture to Ravelry (click HERE if you do not know how to) and my Facebook group (join HERE)
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If you have absolutely no idea what this Crochet Along is all about and need further information, please click HERE for the main post that explains everything.

You can also purchase the full pdf of this pattern here:

Let’s finish the last Part of this awesome Crochet Along.

Materials needed:

Gauge:

4 sc x 5 rows = 1 square inch

Stitch used, in US terms:

Instructions:

Straps in colors Top Stitch (2 straps) and Faded (2 straps)

Make a chain of 6

Row 1: 1 sc in each ch, starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, ch 1 turn

Row 2-150: 1 sc in each sts, ch 1, turn

Fasten off after row 150 and weave in the ends.

 

Bottom/Side Panel (make 1 panel) in color Brand New

Make a chain of 141

Row 1: 1 sc in each ch, starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, ch 1 turn

Row 2-20: 1 sc in each sts, ch 1, turn

Fasten off after row 20, leave a long tail for sewing later (estimating to be 1 – 1.5 yards)

You can make this panel thicker by adding more rows or make it thinner by crocheting less rows.

Now you need to start preparing the straps and sew everything together.

Prep’ing the straps

Cut the Natural Cotton Rope to about 38 inches or longer (it will be cut to about 38 inches later).

Now using the corresponding color tie the rope using very strong knots to either end of the straps on one side only, like the picture shows. Do this for all 4 straps.

  

Sewing everything together

First you will need to pin all the pieces in place by laying them like a sandwich.

Start by placing one Main Front Panel on a surface, then add one color piece of the pocket panels flush on the bottom (corner to corner) and pin it.

Do the same for the reversed side with the other color of the pocket panel. Now do the same for the other Main Front Panel and the pocket panels so you have 2 sets of them.

Next, fold the Bottom/Side Panel and lay it on top of one of the set/sandwiches you just made, just like the picture shows, and then pin it down.

Using the color Brand New, sew the complete sandwich (which has 4 layers at some spots and 2 layers on spots) together neatly using the overcasting stitch (shown as orange lines).

Next you will fold the Bottom/Side Panel outwards such that the non-sewn edge is parallel to the sewn edge on all 3 sides. See the picture to better understand it.

Now lay the second set/sandwich on top making sure that the pocket colors that need to be together match. For example, if the pocket color top stitch is shown (and already sewn on one sandwich) add the second sandwich such that the pocket with the top stitch color touches it.

Now sew the other sandwich onto the Bottom/Side Panel (again 4 layers at some spots and 2 layers on spots) suing the overcasting stitch. Now you finished the main part of the bag.

  

Sewing on the straps/handles

Place the one strap with the opposite color of the pocket color onto the bag in a U shape and pin it down such that the strap is 4 inches from the edge of the bag. Do that for all 4 straps.

Then start sewing one color at the time onto the bag ONLY (do not sew the straps of opposing colors together yet, that comes after) using the backstitch. The part to be sewn first is shown with red lines below.

Now flip the bag inside out and do the same with the other color strap. After the straps are sewn onto the bag, sew the straps of opposing colors together using the backstitch also.

Adding the buttons

Lay the buttons out the way you want them to be placed. Then, using a hammer, connect the jeans buttons to the bag. Make sure you have enough yarn between the button back and front, so the button won’t fall off. Do not place the button thru the holes, or you will lose them.

Hair tie usage

To make the bag compressed, add the hair ties to the buttons that you add to the bag by wrapping them around. You might have to make the hair tie that is towards the top of the bag a bit smaller as that part as less layers and the hair tie might fall off if the bag is not full.

 

Sew the removable pocket together

Now you place the 2 panels of the removable pocket on top of each other and sew 2 lines (using the backstitch) 2 inches from the edge down wards (where the 50 rows are). I added orange lines on the picture below to show where to sew. Next, sew the bottom together using the overcasting stitch. Finally, add 3 sets of strings per edge of the pocket (there are 2 edges per side, so you will need 12 strings in total) equally apart.

  

You can now add the removable pocket to the bag by simply tying them onto the bag from the inside like shoes laces.

 

Plastic Canvas

Cut the plastic canvas the long side such that it is 3.5 inches wide. You can now simply place it inside the bag for more stability.

You are now done and can use your Modular Pocket Bag! Enjoy 

 

Video Tutorial which is to be used as a guidance for the sewing parts of this last part of the Crochet Along:

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Modular Pocket Bag Crochet Along (CAL) - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts - sponsored by Lion Brand
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Modular Pocket Bag Crochet Along (CAL) – Part 4 was last modified: September 16th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

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