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Topic: Acorn Bag (Alternate Top Pattern Included)  (Read 7238 times)
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« on: July 18, 2010 01:02:14 PM »

Hey Everyone!

I haven't seen any one post this cute little bag in a while so here is my version of Roman Socks' Little Acorn Project Bag.

Alternate Top Pattern
(Link to my Ravelry Page where there are a few helpful photos for some of the steps):

R1: In a magic ring, ch 2, 8 dc in ring. Join with sls to first dc. (8 st)
R2: ch 2, fpdc around first dc, dc then fpdc in every dc around. Join with sls. (16 st)
(A FPDC is just a double crochet that goes around the post of the stitch of the previous row, rather than in the top.)
R3: ch 2, fpdc around ch from prev row, dc then fpdc in every st around. Join with sls. (32 st)
R4: ch 2, fpdc cluster (start fpdc in fpdc to the right, but before finishing fpdc (2 loops on hook) yo and fpdc into the fpdc to the left (creates a /\ )), dc into stitch behind cluster, dc into next stitch. Repeat fpdc cluster and 2dc around. Join with sls. (48 st)
R5: ch 2, dc in next 3 st, fpdc cluster, dc in st behind cluster, dc in top of fpdc, sk next st, dc in next st, fpdc cluster. Repeat 3 dc and cluster around. Join with sls. (64 st)
R?: Repeat fpdc cluster pattern around, filling in with dc (increase by one dc per row) until the top is the diameter needed (at some point, depending on how tight you crochet, you will have to switch to a front post treble crochet to create larger diamonds).

To create rim:
R?: Repeat fpdc cluster pattern around, filling in with dc but decrease by one dc.
R?: Repeat fpdc cluster pattern around, filling in with dc but decrease by one dc.

If more length is needed:
R?: Repeat fpdc cluster pattern around, filling in with dc, but keep same number of dc as previous round.

If you try out this pattern I suggest using a stiffer yarn, like cotton if possible, otherwise the bag comes out a bit too floppy.  Crocheting over a center strand for the bottom section of the bag can help, and the front post double crochet pattern also adds stiffness to the top.

Hope you guys like it!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010 02:34:08 PM »

Oh man!  That is so cute!  I cant believe theres no comments on this yet.  I espically love the how you lined the inside with cute fabric too.  Thanks for the pattern I might just have to make one of these!

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010 02:47:51 PM »

How amazing!  Thanks for sharing your pattern and the alterations you made as well.  I love oaks and I definitely plan to try my hand at this!

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010 03:01:29 PM »

How cute is this?!?! Thanks for the pattern!

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010 04:41:01 PM »

I just love this. Very cute and very well made!
Oh the things you can make from crochet!

« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010 05:54:10 PM »

That turned out amazing!  I tried that pattern once (for a friend who was taking up sock knitting) but couldn't get the gauge right on the lid to prevent it from ruffling-up (so I put the lid on the bottom and turned it into a strawberry hat for my niece).  I think I may have to give it another go with your lid alternative!  Thanks for the pattern!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010 06:03:38 PM »

I actually prefer this top to the original. Brilliant!

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010 06:01:12 PM »

This is so great! I've never seen the pattern before but I will definitely be researching it now!

The button detail and fabric you lined it with are absolutely perfect.

Great job!!

« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010 12:25:54 AM »

flawless crocheting

« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010 04:29:39 PM »

I definitely think THIS ROCKS! Holy moly, it's GORGEOUS. I definitely need one to live Wink

I'm only pretending to be crafty,.. hopefully one day I'll get it right Tongue

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