Monday, May 25, 2009

How to make a crochet clothespin/peg bag

I use my outdoor clothesline a lot and when my store bought peg bag finally fell apart I decided to crochet one.
It seemed natural to make little clothes for the front of it so I ended up designing some that are very close to what I wore when I was around 20 years old.

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Today I'm posting the pattern for the bag.
You can find the free patterns for the clothes here.




Bag:
Yarn: Bernat cottontots, colour sweet cream.
Hook:4.5mm

Finished dimensions 12x20 (w x h)
Beginner level

You will make a large rectangle( with an opening) which you will later fold in half.
The width of the rectangle is the width of your hanger plus 1 inch and

the length is 2 times the height you want your bag to be.
I made my rectangle 12 inches by 20 inches.
I placed my opening 16 inches from the bottom of my rectangle.

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For my yarn and hook size:
Make 53 chains.

Rows 1 & up
: sc each row to end, ch 1 turn. (52 st)
Continue crocheting rows until you have made a length of 16 in.


You will then make a row that has an opening for the pegs as follows:
Sc in the next 15 st, make 22 chains, skip the next 22 st, sc in the last 15 st.(52 st)
(Basically you want to divide your width into 3 parts ...2 sides and an opening.
First decide how wide you want your opening ..this will be the # of chains that you make and # of skipped stitches. The remaining # of stitches will be your two sides.)
Continue again with single crocheting each row for another 4 inches, Cast off.


Lining: You don't have to line it but I wanted to stop my bag from getting stretched out too much. I took the easy path and simply cut a piece of fabric that was 11 inches wide by 16 inches tall. Pin this as shown below and sew all edges using the same colour of thread as the bag itself.
(I ended up changing the fabric after I took this picture).

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Now is the time to sew on any embellishments.
I simply used thread to sew mine on.


Next fold the bag lengthwise and either sc or slip stitch the side seams closed.
Next insert the hanger through the top opening and crochet that closed leaving the hook part sticking out.
Add your clothes pegs and you're good to go!

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I love to share my patterns but, as usual, please do not claim them as your own or publish my patterns on your site without my permission ....you are more than welcome to link to it. Do not sell any items made from this pattern. Also I ask that you credit me as the designer when posting your pics of any items you make.

10 comments:

milanarukotvorine said...

Wow! So sweet!

Salihan said...

I love your wee clothes on the peg bag. Adorable! Thanks for sharing the patterns.

Hege said...

This is so cute!
I really need to make one :)

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make this!

sukigirl said...

Thanks guys, I'm glad you like them!

rduht said...
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yellow star said...

nice bag....thanks 4 the pattern.

Gayathri.K said...

Hi Sukugirl,
Thank you so much for providing the pattern for this. I have made a similar one with a few changes. You can see it here. I have linked back to your blog.
Thanks once again and keep up the good work of sharing.

sukigirl said...

Yellow star, I hope you enjoy making it...suki

sukigirl said...

Hi Gayathri,
I like the colour you used for your bag...I'm sure your friend will like!
I also like how you changed it by putting straps on it. It will probably swing around less so it would be easier to get to the pegs.
cheers suki

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