Crochet Bobble Bag Pattern: Caribbean Sunset Bag

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with Frida Kahlo shoes and dangling stone necklace

The Caribbean Sunset Bag is a textured, bobble crochet bag pattern that is the perfect size for bringing with you on your next adventure!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for this project was generously provided by Paintbox Yarns. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Last year, I was contacted by Crochet Now, a British crochet magazine, about being profiled in an upcoming issue. My Designer Sketchbook was included in Issue 41, along with the pattern for the Caribbean Sunset Bag.

It was kind of exciting, but then there was a sad part, too. You see, the folks at Crochet Now didn’t love the pictures I took of the bag, so they asked me to mail the sample to the UK for photography. Looking back on my pictures, I can see what they didn’t like. The lighting is not great and the composition is over the top in some of them. The backgrounds are competing with the bag for attention, and dulling out the colors of the beautiful (and coordinating!) Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky and Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarns.

How To Photograph Handmade Crafts with Flat Lay by Underground Crafter - flat lay disasters collage

The problem was that once the bag returned home and the issue went live, I realized I didn’t love THEIR pictures of the bag either. (You can see their pictures on the pattern’s Ravelry page.) This whole experience inspired me to go on a journey of photographic improvement. You can read my 10 tips for how to photograph handmade crafts with flat lay here, or watch the highlights video with my top 5 tips below. (If you can’t see the video, you can watch it on YouTube.)

I hope you love the pictures I took of the Caribbean Sunset Bag this time around. I think the pictures let the bobbles pop and the yarn colors shine. Here are a few of my favorites.

Here’s one getting ready for a fabric painting project with Plaid craft paints.

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with craft paint supplies

And, here’s another for a planning day – just my tablet, erasable pens, and a crochet hook for swatching.

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with tablet, crochet hook, and pens

Here’s one with a pair of cute earrings… because you can never have too many of those, right?

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with tablet, pen, and earrings

And, here’s what my bags are usually filled with – yarn and a hook for my next project!

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with crochet hook and yarn

My very favorite picture is the one with the Frida Kahlo shoes and the necklace shown at the top of this post and right before the pattern. Which one do you like the best?

If you make your own Caribbean Sunset Bag project, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Caribbean Sunset Bag

Crochet Bobble Bag Pattern by Underground Crafter

Caribbean Sunset Bag, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots and Simply Chunky yarns by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of textured, striped bobble crochet bag on faux brick background with Frida Kahlo shoes and dangling stone necklace

This textured bag is the perfect size for bringing your project on your next adventure.

Finished Size

  • 14.75” (37.5 cm) wide x 10” (25.5 cm) tall with 15” (38 cm) straps.

Materials

  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 149 yd/136 m) – 2 skeins in 333 Marine Blue (CA), or approximately 230 yd (210.5 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn (100% acrylic, 7.1 oz/200 g, 297 yd/272 m) –skein in PP09 Paradise (CB), or approximately 190 yd (174 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 14 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – 3-rep bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Stitches n Scraps has a helpful tutorial for the 4-rep version of this stitch here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Front Panel

  • With CA, ch 53, or any multiple of 7 sts, + 4 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next st and in each st across. (52 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *bob in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, bob, sc.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last yo of last sc.
  • Rep Rows 4-9, 5 more times.Fasten off CB. Rep Rows 4-5 once more, do not change color.

Front Panel Edging

  • Round 1: Turn, rep Row 2, turn to work along short edge, ch 2, sc in side of each Row across to foundation chain, ch 2, turn to work along foundation chain, sc in underside of each ch, ch 2, turn to work along short edge, sc in side of each Row across working over yarn tails, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Back Panel

  • With CA, ch 53, or any multiple of 7 sts, + 4 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next st and in each st across. (52 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of last sc.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last yo of last sc.
  • Rep Rows 4-9, 5 more times.Fasten off CB. Rep Rows 4-5 once more, do not change color.

Back Panel Edging

  • Rep instructions for Front Panel Edging on Back Panel.

First Strap

  • With Right Side facing, join CA with sl st to sixteenth st at top of Front Panel.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts. (5 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until strap measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long. Fasten off with long yarn tail, approximately 12” (30.5 cm) for joining.
  • Skip next 12 sts at top of Front Panel. Being careful not to twist, thread yarn needle with long yarn tail and sew end of strap to next 5 sts on Front Panel.

Second Strap

  • With Right Side facing, join CA with sl st to sixteenth st at top of Back Panel.
  • Repeat as for First Strap, but join to Back Panel.

Assembly

  • With Wrong Sides facing and working through center loops of both Panels on Right Side, join CA with sl st to corner ch-2 space. Join the Panels together with a single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes) as follows: sc in same space, [sc in each st across to next corner ch-2 space, 3 sc in corner ch-2 space] twice, sc in each st across to corner ch-2 space, sc in ch-2 space, fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/07/23/crochet-bobble-bag-pattern:-caribbean-sunset-bag/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Mitered Square Scarf

Free crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn by Underground Crafter

The Mitered Square Scarf uses a classic crochet design to create a textured, unisex scarf that looks great in any color combination. Make it your own by customizing the width or length following the pattern notes.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Paintbox Yarns and Clover USA.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my Story with this work-in-progress a few weeks ago.

Free crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn by Underground CrafterI love the mitered square in crochet, but I don’t love predicting how many stitches I’ll need on each side to get the width I want. That’s why I like to use increasing, rather than decreasing, to create my mitered squares. (Or, at least to make the first one!)

Free crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn by Underground CrafterCrochet increases are also easier than crochet decreases, and I wanted to make this mitered square scarf beginner friendly. After all, it’s has a great, unisex look so it would be a wonderful gift for anyone on your handmade holiday gift list. It’s easy to adjust the width and the length to make the perfect size.

Free crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn by Underground CrafterI used Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots, a new-to-me yarn, for my version. It’s a self-striping bulky yarn and it’s both soft and affordable. It’s only available online through LoveCrochet.com (and LoveKnitting.com). I loved the earthy tones of this colorway, which is called Making Hay.

Free crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn by Underground CrafterIf you make your own Mitered Square Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Mitered Square Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free #crochet pattern: Mitered Square Scarf in Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots #yarn by Underground Crafter | Make this simple, unisex scarf your own by adjusting the width or length. A self-striping yarn makes the colorwork easy. #undergroundcrafter #freecrochetpattern #paintboxyarns #miteredsquarescarf #crochetscarfMake this simple, unisex scarf your own by adjusting the width or length. A self-striping yarn makes the colorwork easy.

Finished Size

  • Customizable. Photographed sample measures 5” (13 cm) wide x 61” (155 cm) long.

Materials

  • Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots yarn (100% acrylic, 7.1 oz/200 g, 297 yd/272 m) – 2 skeins in PP01 Making Hay, or approximately 297 yd (272 m) in any bulky weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins just in case.
  • US K-10.5/6. 5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.

Gauge

  • First Square = 5” (13 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • rm – remove stitch marker
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Move stitch marker up each Row to mark position of center stitch unless otherwise indicated.
  • To adjust the size of this scarf, follow these instructions.
    • To make the scarf wider or narrower, continue to repeat Row 3 on First Square until desired width is reached. Count the number of stitches on one side of your First Square before the stitch marker. Add 1 to this to find the number of chains you will need for your Second Square and Next Squares. In Row 1 of your Second Squares and Next Squares, you will work 2 stitches less than the number of chains, following the pattern established in Row 1 on Second Square and Next Squares.
    • To make the scarf shorter or longer, repeat Remaining Squares until desired length is reached.

Pattern Instructions

First Square

  • Ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, 3 sc in next ch, pm in second st to mark center. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st, 3 scBL in next st, scBL in next st. (5 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and in ea st across to marked corner st, 3 scBL in corner st, scBL in ea st across. (Increases by 2 sts)
  • Rows 4-19: Rep Row 3, 14 times until square measures 39 sts across, or desired width of scarf is reached, rm. Do not fasten off.

Second Square

  • Row 1: Ch 20, turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 18 ch, sk 1 ch, working across First Square, sc in next ch, pm in last st to mark center, sk 1 st, scBL in next 18 sts. (37 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and in ea st across to st before marked st, sk next st, scBL in marked st, sk next st, scBL in across. (Decreases by 2 sts)
  • Rows 3-17: Rep Row 2, 15 times or until 5 sts remain, rm.
  • Row 18: Turn, ch 1, [scBL in first st, sk next st] twice, scBL in last st.
  • Row 19: Turn, ch 1, sk 1, scBL in next st, pm to mark center of Next Square, sk final st. Do not fasten off.

Next Square

  • Row 1: Ch 20, turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 18 ch, sk 1 ch, scBL in marked st on previous square, pm in last st to mark center, evenly work 18 sc along unworked side of square. (37 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and in ea st across to st before marked st, sk next st, scBL in marked st, sk next st, scBL in across. (Decreases by 2 sts)
  • Rows 3-17: Rep Row 2, 15 times or until 5 sts remain, rm.
  • Row 18: Turn, ch 1, [scBL in first st, sk next st] twice, scBL in last st.
  • Row 19: Turn, ch 1, sk 1, scBL in next st, pm to mark center of next square, sk final st. Do not fasten off.

Remaining Squares

  • Rep Next Square 9 more times, or until desired length is reached. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/09/19/crochet-pattern-mitered-square-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Mitered Square Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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