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Farmers Market Hexagon Bag AKA The Grand Old Flag Bag

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There are so many things I should be doing today. I think I will make a new pattern instead.

Farmers Market Hexagon Bag
AKA The Grand Old Flag Bag

Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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The town farmers market is finally open for the season! I LOVE going to the farmers market, and I love using re~usable bags. For years I have been using the tote bags you can buy at the grocers, but this year I am making a market bag! This market bag has a hexagon base, a mesh side, and a long shoulder strap on top! I have chosen the super simple chain and slip st mesh for the side because it works so well for market bags, and I like the look. On our first outing to the market with the bag this morning, my daughter Vada dubbed it the “Grand Old Flag Bag.”

Sizes:
One size, but easy to adjust

Yarn:
Worsted weight, 100% cotton recommended ~ I used some unmarked yarn I had from a friend de~stashing, so I am not sure of the brand I used, but you can find some links of yarn I suggest at the bottom of this post. I used 180 grams of yarn (which is about 300 yards) to make mine.

Hook:
US H/8/5.00mm

Other Supplies:
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Gauge:
Not very important, it’s a bag!

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip st
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
sp ~ space

Pattern:

Round 1: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 4 (counts as first dc, and ch 1), [2 dc in ring , ch 1] 5 times, dc in ring, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. (6 sets of {2 dc, ch-1})

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Round 2: Sl st into ch-1 sp,

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ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-1 sp, [dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-1 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 2 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {4 dc, ch-2})

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Round 3: Sl st into ch-2 sp,

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ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 4 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 4 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {6 dc, ch-2})

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Round 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 6 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 6 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {8 dc, ch-2})

Round 5: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 8 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 8 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {10 dc, ch-2})

Round 6: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 10 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 10 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {12 dc, ch-2})

Round 7: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 12 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 12 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {14 dc, ch-2})

Round 8: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first dc, and ch 2), dc in same ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 14 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner] 5 times, dc in each of next 14 dc, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. (6 sets of {16 dc, ch-2})

Round 9: Turn, ch 1,

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[sl st  in each of next 16 sc, sl st in each of next 2 ch] 6 times, sl st into first sl st. (108 sl st)

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Round 10: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as first st), sc in each sl st around, sl st to top of first sc. (108 sc)
*It is a little hard to insert the hook in just the slip st in this round, but it is worth the effort to get the nice angle between the bottom and side.

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Round 11 ~ 13: Ch 1 (does not count as first st), sc in each sc around, sl st to top of first sc. (108 sc)

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Spiral Mesh Rounds: [Ch 5, skip 4, sc in next sc] 21 times, [ch 5, sl st in center of next ch-5] until there are a total of 25 rounds of mesh.
*If you want a longer bag, add more mesh, for a shorter bag, make less. I think next time I make one, I will do 20 rounds, 25 gets a bit long with heavy veggies in the bottom.

Top & first side of strap

Round 1: 3 sc in the same ch-5 sp were the last sl st was placed, 5 sc in each ch-5 sp around, sl st to top of first sc. (108 sc)

Round 2 ~ 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first st), sc in each sc around, sl st to top of first sc. (108 sc)

Round 5: Ch 146, skip 54, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 50 sts, sc2tog. (198 sc)
*This strap is long so it can hang across your body. If it is too long or stretches too much, you can tie a knot in the top of the strap. You can also take of 50 chains to make it a bit shorter, and it should still work across your body.

Round 6: Working in back loops of the chains made at the start of the last round and then in both loops of the sc sts made in the last round, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 142 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each of the next 48 sts, sc2tog. (194 sts)

Round 7: Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 140 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each of the next 46 sts, sc2tog. (194 sts)

Round 8: Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 138 sts, sc2tog, fasten off. (140 sts)

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Second side of strap

Round 1: Sl st t first unworked sc from round 5 above, sc2tog,  sc in each of the next 50 sts, sc2tog twice,  sc in each of the next 142 sts, sc2tog. (196 sc)

Round 2: Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 48 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each of the next 140 sts, sc2tog. (192 sts)

Round 3: Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 46 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each of the next 138 sts, sc2tog, fasten off. (188 sts)

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Stitchopedia ~ Motif: Flower to Hexagon Granny

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Nearly 5 years after creating the Flower to Hexagon Granny pattern ~ my first pattern I shared with you ~ it is still my most popular! So I thought it was about time I made a video and a chart to go along with the pattern, as both have been requested several times through the years.

I actually made a few videos. The first and second can be found here and are for the first 3 rounds that create the flower, and then another for the optional dimensional flower added to the center. This post has all the instruction for getting from the flower to finishing the hexagon. To join the motifs, I recommend the Granny~Join~as~You~Go technique.

For the written pattern along with step~by~step photos, see this post.

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The samples seen in this post were made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn (which is made in the USA), and a 6.o0 mm/US J crochet hook.

The stitches used in this pattern are:
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
dc cl ~ double crochet cluster

This video will show you the main flower, and includes some designer tips not in the written pattern:

And here is a chart that shows the full hexagon.

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Ready to join those hexagons? See this post to learn the Join~as~You~go method for grannies!

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Stitchopedia ~ Six Petal Flower with optional second layer

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Stitchopedia-Motifs-Six-Petal-Flower

This six petal flower can be it’s own finished item, such as a coaster, an applique, a pin, a hair clip, bunting, or so many other items. In addition it can be used within other patterns. This flower can be made with or without a second layer flower worked out of the top of the first round. There is a video to show the main flower, a second video to show the layered flower, a written pattern, and a chart for the main flower. Plus photos to help along the way. 🙂

The samples seen in this post were all made with  Lion Brand Heartland yarn (which is made in the USA), and a 6.o0 mm/US J crochet hook.

This video will show you the main flower, and includes some designer tips not in the written pattern:

PATTERN

Note: this is the same pattern as the center of the flower to hexagon granny square originally published by me here. You will find a lot of step by step photos there, as well as instructions written in a way that is a little easier for beginners (less technical).

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Abbreviations:
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
dc cl ~ double crochet cluster *instructions below
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

dc cl worked as follows: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull through st, (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all remaining loops

Round 1: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc 11 times into ring, join with a sl st to top ch (12 sts).

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Round 2: (change color) Ch 2, dc in same stitch (counts as your first dc cl), ch 1, [dc cl in next st, ch 1] 11 times., join with a slst to top chain of initial ch 2. (12 sets of dc cl, ch 1)

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Round 3: (change color) Sl st into first ch-1 sp from round 2, 6 dc in next ch-1 sp, [sl st in next ch-1 sp, 6 dc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, join with a sl st to first sl st of the round. (6 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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And here is a chart showing that:

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If you would like to add the second flower in the center of this one, here is a video:

Here are written instructions, though finding the first st to work into is much more easily explained visually, so I recommend watching the video.

Round 1: Look at the clusters in round 2, they have been pulled together in sets of 2. Sl st into the top of a post in the first round that is centered under one of the sets of clusters, ch 2, skip a post, [sl st into next post (centered under the next set of clusters)] 5 times, sl st into the first ch-2 sp made in the round. (6 ch-2 spaces) Do not fasten off or clip yarn. **This was the very first pattern I wrote, and I made the video years later. When I wrote the pattern, I did not know the proper name for “sl st into the top of a post.” What I was trying to describe is a front post sl st. Sorry for any confusion. You can always watch the video if you are confused.

Round 2: (hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sl st) in the same ch-2 space as the last sl st of round 1 is in, [(sl st, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sl st) in the next ch-2 space] 5 times. (6 petals made) Fasten off and weave in ends.

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The story of Hexie

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I have been doing some housecleaning on my blog. Trying to get all the photos stored in the right place, and lots of other technical “stuff” I had no clue about years ago. It has been fun looking through old posts, though this is going to take at least a week, if not two! So if you notice a few things looking wonky over the next week or two, you know it is just me futzing around!

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Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed me sharing some of my older posts I thought you might like. For example, I shared the very first post I ever wrote, and also a fun post about going to see Star Wars in Concert.

I have also been keeping track of all the posts about the creation of Hexie ~ the blanket that turned this blog into something more then a place for my family to see pictures of my kids. Documenting the creation of Hexie made me realize how much I love blogging for people other then just my family. I fell in love with sharing my creativity with all of you, even though at the time it was only just 2 or 3 of you! I look back now at how far I have come, and how far I still will go, and it makes me giddy.

Thank you for taking this journey with me, no matter when you joined up! Here’s to many more years of creative fun together!

…and here is the list I made of the story of Hexie:

Fort Blanket!!!

My Projects.

Pieces of my Day

Flower to Hex Blankets

Flower Hexagon Granny How To

Flower to Hexagon Blanket Reveal

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Summer is fun!

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We’ve been having a very nice summer here. So fun I have neglected you, my friends. I’m not going to pretend that I can catch you all up, but I may toss in a post  here or there with some fun snaps from earlier this summer.

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Here is something I did while my hand was broken. I believe I told you all that I discovered I could cross stitch with a broken hand. I decided I needed a pin cushion so I would stop putting my needles in the arm of the couch. (more…)

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Craft Hope #10 Snaps

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OK, better late then never! For Project #10 of Craft Hope, I made scarves and small spa bags for the ladies and children at the local safe house.

The safe house is where these brave woman can go, with their children if they have any, to escape from abusive relationships and transition into a new life. I imagine Christmas must be a very lonely time for them, so I did what I could to warm it up a bit. (more…)

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Fun Ideas for Hope!

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So the next Craft Hope project (#10) has been announced. We are each basically using the Craft Hope book or the past projects as inspiration to do something to make the Holidays brighter for those who need it. I have been thinking for a while that I want to find the nearest shelter for woman and children who are escaping abusive relationships and do something nice for them. So this gives me an excuse! I made a call to my towns child help number and they are going to give me a call back with a place that could use some Holiday love. I have been inspired by a few projects in the book. I don’t really have the money to buy any supplies right now, but I have tons of scrap linen, batting scraps from quilts, and lots o’ stuffing. So I am going to makes some scarves inspired by the patchwork scarf project on page 41. I will also make some cute little soft blocks and balls from Amy Butler’s project on page 73. Lastly I still have a bunch of that cute frog print flannel that I’ve had forever, so I may make some bibs with that.

I have a cute idea for decorating the scarves.

Want a hint? (more…)

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