The Dopperbag

Beginner friendly crochet pattern

This crochet Dopperbag works up fast and is absolutely beginner friendly. The printable PDF contains a lot of helpful photos. I used Durable Macramé yarn because it’s superstrong.

If you scroll down, you can find the free pattern but there’s also a printable PDF available with instruction photos.

Yarn selection: Durable macramé

Durable Macramé is a firm 100% cotton yarn. It’s perfect for macramé projects like wall hangings and plant hangers, but also suitable for crochet projects. I love working with it because it’s so sturdy! This bag will last a long time! It will be the perfect protector and carrier of your Dopper bottle.

The Sustainable Choice: Dopper Bottles

Aren’t they pretty?? A Dopper leaves no excuse for single-use water bottles. I mean, we’re so over throwing away plastic and we all support the #plastiban completely, don’t we?! Did you notice it’s a bottle and cup in one? Awesome!

The bottle is produced sustainably. And yes, most Doppers are made from plastic, but the kind of plastic you can use again, and again, and again. When you’re done with it – which you probably never will be – it can be fully recycled!

Easy-to-Follow Pattern and Instructions

Verify your bottle’s compatibility with the Dopperbag, suitable for Dopper bottles with the following dimensions:

  • capacity of 350 ml
  • diameter of 6 cm
  • height of 23.6 cm
  • weight of 270 g.

Materials needed:

  • cotton yarn
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Pattern notes

First you’re going to make the bottom. Don’t close the rounds with a slst but work in a spiral. If needed, put a stitch marker in the last stitch to mark it. Move the SM every round.
Ch4 at the beginning of a round counts as (dc, ch1)
Ch1 at the beginning of a round doesn’t count as a stitch.
The pattern is also availale in the shop. The printable PDF contains a lot of helpful photos.

The Pattern

Round 1 Mr, 1l, 6sc in ring. Don’t close with a slst! . Pull mr tight. (6)
Round 2 2sc in each st. (12)
Round 3 *2sc in next st, sc in next st, Rep van * till end of Round. (18)
Round 4 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, Rep from * till last st, sc in last st. (24)
Round 5 *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 st, Rep from * till end of round, make 1 slst in the 1st sc!. (30)
Round 6 You’re going to make the body of the bag now:
Ch4, *sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1 Rep from * till end of round, slst in 1st dc (3rd ch).
Round 7-19 Ch4, *sk ch-1 sp, 1dc in next st, ch1 Rep from * till end of round, slst in 1st dc (3rd ch).
Round 20 Ch1, 1 sc in same st and in each ch-1 sp and dc around. (30)

The Strap

Round 1 Ch 120 and attach the strap to the exact opposite of the bag with a slst , turn and make 1sc in each ch, slst at the bottom of the strap, fo and weave in ends.

Celebrate Your Creation

Congratulate yourself on crafting a highly functional and attractive bag! Share your accomplishment by posting a photo of your work on Instagram with the hashtags #susysdopperbag and #knotsosquare. That would make me super happy!

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This Charming Bag

This Charming bag is the ideal crochet bag to carry along your phone, your credit card and some mints. Bring it along with you on an evening out, to a festival or when you simply take a stroll in the park.

This easy to make crochet bag is superhip and it has a superb retro look as it’s made of granny squares!

I chose to make unicoloured squares, but you can easily change the look of this little baggie by playing with colours. What about changing colour each row?

Beginner friendly crochet pattern

This crochet bag works up quickly and is beginner friendly. The printable PDF contains a lot of helpful photos.

If you scroll down, you can find the free pattern of the shawl but there’s also a printable PDF available with extra instruction photos.

Yarn and Colors Super Charming

I seriously don’t understand why this yarn is being discontinued. I luvv it!! Its the thicker variant of Charming and it’s made of cotton and acrylic. It has a beautiful stone washed look and is available in a range of 50 gorgeous colours. You can still get it at yarnplaza.com. If you can’t get your hands on it I’d recommend using Scheepjes River- or Stonewashed XL.

Pattern Details:

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
Materials Needed:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm hook Clover amour
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • 25 Pom Pom Maker

Yarn Used: Yarn and Colors Super Charming (50gr/75m) – 12gr per square
Colors:

  • 023 Brick
  • 043 Pearl
  • 026 Satay
  • 028 Soil
  • 009 Limestone

Gauge: Granny motif measures 12 cm across and in length (blocked)

The Granny square

Make a total of 4 granny squares

Round 1Mr, ch2 (counts as dc here and throughout). 11dc. Join with slst in the top of the beginning ch2. (12)
Round 2Ch2, (2dc, tr) in next dc, (tr, 2dc) in next dc*, dc in next dc. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **, slst in top of ch2. (28)
Round 3Ch2, dc in next 2dc *(2dc, tr) in next tr, (tr, 2dc) in next tr**, dc in next 5dc. Rep from *around, ending last rep at **, dc in last 2dc, slst in top of ch2. (44)
Round 4Ch2, dc in next 4dc *(2dc, tr) in next tr, (tr, 2dc) in n ext tr**, dc in next 9dc. Rep from *around, ending last rep at **, dc in last 4dc, slst in top of ch2. (60) Fo and weave in ends.

Make the panels

Join two squares with sc’s in outer loops, RS facing you. Join the other 2 squares too. Now you have 2 panels.

I made a lining for my bag. Choose a piece of fabric and cut a piece of 24,5×24,5cm, fold in two which makes the piece 12×24 cm, sew up over length and width, keep upper part open. Fold upper part double and sew up loosely. Sew the bottom and upper part of the little bag you made on the WS of the panel. Attach a button if you like.

Join the panels

Join the two panels with sc’s, starting in the top left of the bag, make 3sc’s in the two corners at the bottom. Sc around upper edge. Fasten off needle close.

Strap

Make a knot cord with 2 colours. I made mine 80 cm long. Make two pompoms and attach them on the bag where the strap begins and ends.

Congratulations!

You’ve just a superbly stylish crochet bag! Isn’t it great to crochet your own accessories? Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #thischarmingbag and #knotsosquare

That would make me super happy!

The Classic Crochet Scarf

This crochet scarf is classic but oh so trendy! The Granny stitch has made a comeback and she’s here to stay. You see her in the streets, on the catwalk and in fashion magazines. And we can make our hip accessories ourselves! How cool is that!

This easy to make classic crochet scarf is not only fashionable, it’s also really warm because it’s made with wool!

I chose to use one colour, but you can easily change the look of this scarf by playing with colours. What about changing colour each row?

You can easily make the scarf longer or wider. You’ll find the instructions in the printable pattern.

Beginner friendly crochet pattern

This scarf works up super fast and is beginner friendly. The printable PDF contains helpful photos.

If you scroll down, you can find the free pattern of the shawl but there’s also a printable PDF available in US and NL terms with extra instruction photos.

Yarn selection: Hobbii WoolPower

I love his yarn. It’s so thick and soft. It’s single stranded so its super easy to work with! And its 100% wool! So the warmest you’ll get. The yarn is OEKO-TEX® certified (no. 1976-294) which is a big plus! View all the colours here.

The pattern

Row 1Ch22, make 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch till end of row, turn. (21)
Row 2Ch1, 1sc in each sc till end, turn. (21)
Row 3Ch4 (counts as dc+ch1), [sk1, 1dc in next 3sc, ch1] 5x, turn.
Row 4-139Ch3 (together with the ch1 of the previous row this counts as dc+ch1 here and throughout), [(3dc, ch1) in next ch1-sp] 5x.
Row 140Ch1, (1sc in next 3dc, 1sc in ch-1sp) 5x, 1sc in top of ch3, turn.
Row 141Ch1, 1sc in each sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Congratulations!

You’ve just made a classic but timeless scarf! Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #classicgrannyscarf and #knotsosquare

That would make me very happy!

K-Christmas Bunting

Are you looking for a quick and easy crochet Christmas project with maximum result? This beautiful K-Christmas bunting is exactly what you’re looking for!

Easy Christmas crochet pattern

Everybody loves quick and easy FREE Christmas crochet projects and I’m superhappy to share this fun and fast pattern with you!

The K-Christmas Bunting will be your favourite Christmas ornament to decorate your house with year after year!

It is crocheted in tapestry style. If you haven’t tried that before this is the ideal opportunity to practice and play around with it.

I used Durable Cosy Fine yarn which comes in 62 colours. Endless possibilities to make the trees in different colours. Maybe something less traditional?

Pattern notes: On rows 3 and 4 – work in two colours, enclosing the colour not in use until it is required. (Tapestry style.)

For an enriched crocheting experience, consider the printable PDF version of the K-Christmas Bunting pattern available in the shop. This version encompasses detailed step-by-step photographs and a comprehensive crochet chart.

Skill level: easy

Materials needed:

  • Crochet hook 5mm
  • Cotton yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Yarn used: Durable cosy fine (50g/105m)
  • Each tree:
Colour A2211 Curry, 1gr
Colour B2133 Dark mint 3gr
Colour C385 Coffee 1 gr

US terms and abbreviations with UK in brackets

chchain
Stscstanding single crochet (UK standing double crochet)
scsingle crochet (UK double crochet)
dcdouble crochet (UK treble crochet)
ststitch
fofasten off

The Pattern

Row 1Colour A: Ch4, 2dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (3)
Row 2Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, change to colour B, turn. (5)
Row 3Ch3, dc in same st, change to colour A, dc in next 3 sts, change to colour B, turn. (7)
Row 4Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, change to colour A, dc, change to colour B, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st, fo colour A, turn. (9)
Row 5Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in last st, turn. (11)
Row 6Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in last st, turn. (13)
Row 7Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in last st, fo. (15)
Row 8Attach colour C with stsc in the 7th st you made in row 7, sc in next 2 sts, turn. (3)
Row 9Ch1, sc in next 3 sts. Cut off yarn and weave in ends.

With colour C, ch30, make a slst on the WS of a tree in a loop in the top. Ch 20 and attach another tree and so on, end with ch30, fo.

Congratulations!

You’ve just made a lovely Christmas bunting. Merry Christmas!

Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #kchristmasbunting and #knotsosquare That would make me super happy!

Photo credit: Aan de haak

Rosy my Rosy Shawl

Early spring and autumn shawl

In spring we always hope to see the sun, but especially mornings can be really chilly. In autumn we always hope for that late Indian summer, but again, sometimes it’s just cold.

The Rosy my Rosy shawl is ideal to put around your neck in the morning and then when the sun is out in the afternoon and you’re sitting on a bench in the park, you can use it as a wrap. The neon pink makes it a super hip wrap!

Scheepjes Colour Crafter

I chose to use Scheepjes Colour crafter for this shawl because of its soft and smooth texture. The acrylic makes it super warm but light a the same time. And it comes in so many colours!!! Take your pick! You can see I went for a lot of pink and some gold to even it out and add some warmth.

If you scroll down, you can find the free pattern of the shawl but there’s also a printable PDF available in US and NL terms with extra instruction photos.

Pattern Specifications and Notes

Skill levelEasy-Intermediate
Materials neededCotton yarn
Crochet hook 5 mm
Scissors
Yarn needle
Gauge20 x dc = 10 cm (10 Rows of dc’s = 10 cm)
Yarn usedScheepjes Colour crafter (100g/300m) 1 skein each
AErmelo
BBurum
CLelystad
DSittard
EMechelen
Special stitchesStanding double crochet: alternative for slst and ch3. Video here.
Standing single crochet: alternative for slst and ch1. Video here.
Puff stitch(yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st and up to level of work) 3 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through 7 loops on hook, ch1.

The Pattern

Row 1Colour A: Mr, ch 3, 4 dc, ch 2, 5 dc in ring, close ring. turn (5 dc / side)
Row 2Ch 3, 1dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in ea dc up to ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. 1 dc in ea dc, 2 dc in 3rd ch. fo (8 dc/side) From now on you will not turn anymore , but att yarn ea new row in the first dc, the last of row 2.
Row 3Colour B: Att yarn in 1st dc. Ch 1, (or standing )fpdc in ea dc up to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, fpdc in ea dc. fo(10 st/side)
Row 4Colour C: Ch 3 or standing dc in 1st dc, 1dc in same st, sc in next st, tr in next st, sc in next st Rep** up to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st, tr in next st, Rep** till last 2sts, sc, 2dc in last dc. Fo (13 st/side)
Row 5Colour D: Ch 3 or standing dc in 1st dc, 1dc in same st, hdc in next dc, puff st in next sc, sk next tr, puff st in next sc, Rep ** till last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, hdc in ea st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, 2 hdc, puff st in next sc, sk next tr * Rep* till last 3 sts, puff st in next sc, hdc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Fo (12 st/side)
Row 6Colour E: standing sc in 1st dc, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next puff st and sc between next 2 puff sts Rep till last puff st, sc in puff st, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 sts (1st one is hidden) , sc in next puff st and sc between next 2 puff sts Rep till last puff st, sc in puff st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last dc. (19 st/side
Row 7Colour A: Ch 3 or standing dc in 1st sc, 1dc in same st, 1 dc in ea st up to ch-2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. 1 dc in ea st till last dc, 2 dc in last dc (22/side)
Row 8As row 3 (24/side)
Row 9As row 4 (27/side)
Row 10As row 5 (19 sts/side)
Row 11As row 6 (33 sts/side)
Row 12As row 7 (36 sts/side)
Row 13As row 3 (38 sts/side)
Row 14As row 4 ( 41 sts/side)
Row 15As row 5 (26 sts /side)
Row 16As row 6 (47sts/side)
Row 17As row 7 (50 sts/side)
Row 18As row 3 (52 sts/side)
Row 19As row 4 (55 sts/side)
Row 20As row 5 (33 sts /side)
Row 21As row 6 (61 sts/side)
Row 22As row 7 (64 sts/side)
Row 23As row 3 (66 sts/side)
Row 24As row 4 (69 sts/side)
Row 25As row 5 (40sts /side)
Row 26As row 6 (75 sts/side)
Row 27As row 7 (78 sts/side)
Row 28As row 3 (80 sts/side)
Row 29As row 4 (83 sts/side)
Row 30As row 5 (47sts /side)
Row 31As row 6 (89 sts/side)
Row 32As row 7 (92 sts/side)
Row 33As row 3 (94 sts/side)
Row 34As row 4 (97 sts/side)
Row 35As row 5 (54 sts /side)
Row 36As row 6 (103 sts/side)
Row 37As row 7 (106 sts/side)
Row 38As row 3 (108 sts/side)
Row 39As row 4 (111 sts/side)
Row 40In colour B: As row 5 (61 sts /side)
Row 41In colour E: As row 6 (117 sts/side)
Row 42In colour D: As row 7 (120 sts/side)
Row 43In colour A: As row 3 (122 sts/side)
Row 44In colour C: As row 4 (125 sts/side)
Row 45B: As row 5 (68sts /side)
Row 46E: As row 6 (131 sts/side)
Row 47D: As row 7 (134 sts/side)
Row 48A: As row 3 (136 sts/side)
Row 49C: C: As row 4 (139 sts/side)
Row 50B: As row 5 (75 sts /side)
Row 51E: As row 6 (145 sts/side)
Row 52D: As row 7 (148 sts/side)
Row 53A: As row 3 (150 sts/side)
Row 54C: As row 4 (153 sts/side)
Row 55B: As row 5 (82 sts /side)
Row 56E: As row 6 (159 sts/side)
Row 57B:As row 7 (162 sts/side)
Row 58E: As row 3 (164 sts/side)
Row 59D:As row 4 (167 sts/side)
Row 60B:As row 5 (89 sts /side)
Row 61E: standing sc in 1st dc, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next puff st and sc between next 2 puff sts Rep** till last puff st, sc in puff st, sc in next 4 sts, ( sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 sts (1st one is hidden), sc in next puff st and sc between next 2 puff sts Rep** till last puff st, sc in puff st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last dc. (172 sts/side), turn, you’ll start making the edging.
Row 62WS: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in ea st up to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea st up to last st, 2sc in last st, turn
Row 63-64As row 62 (RS, WS)
Row 65D: standing sc in 1st sc, sc in same st, 2 sc in ea st up to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ea st turn
Row 66Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc and in ea st up to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ea st turn
Row 67A: Ch 2 or standing hdc in 1st st, hdc in same st, (1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) up to ch-2sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 sp, (1 hdc in next 4 sts , 2 hdc in next st) till end. Fo and weave in ends.

Congratulations!

You’ve just made a lovely shawl! Isn’t it great to crochet your own accessories?
Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #rosymyrosyshawl and #knotsosquare That would make me rosefully happy!

The Granny Spice Square

The rejected square

As many of you, I love Granny squares. They are so satisfying to make. Within no-time you’ve got a piece of art in your lap. Last year I participated in the Granny Square CAL, organized by Knitcraft. I really enjoyed making all the squares and made some friends on the way. I immediately started designing a square that I wanted to enter the next year.

I really, really wanted to join the CAL as a designer this year, but alas, my square got rejected.

granny spice square
The original (rejected) square

Of course one shouldn’t take things like this personally, and I didn’t, but it did hurt a bit. #onlyhuman

I forgot about my design and never seriously worked out the pattern.

Granny Square Day

When I told her this story, my friend Amy told me this square deserved to be published. Wouldn’t it be great to release the pattern on Granny Square Day??

Of course, it would! It felt great having found a new purpose for my Granny Spice square.

I looked up my notes and started working on the pattern. Although it’s a beginner friendly crochet pattern, it’s still quite intricate. I really had to play with the stitches to make my idea work.

The Pattern

For my square I used Durable Cosy Fine yarn and a 4.5mm hook.

You can really play around with colours and make the square in your own style. The square itself is really versatile. You could use it for a bag, a pillow or even a blanket! (Please don’t forget to tag me!)

Round 1Mr, ch3 (counts as dc), dc into mr, (ch3, 2dc) 3x into mr, ch3, slst into top of beginning ch3, fo.
Round 2Join yarn in any corner ch-3 sp with a Stdc, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same ch-sp, dc in next 2 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch-sp, dc in next 2 sts] 3x, slst in 1st dc, fo.
Round 3Join yarn in any corner with a Stsc, (ch3, sc) in same ch-sp, sc in next dc, ch3, sc between 3rd and 4th dc, ch3, sk 2, sc, [(sc, ch3, sc) in next ch-sp, sc in next dc, ch3, sc between 3rd and 4th dc, ch3, sk 2, sc] 3x, slst, fo.
Round 4Join yarn in any corner with a Stdc, (ch1, 2dc, ch1, dc ) in same ch-sp, dc in next sc, ch1, sk 1, (2dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 2x, sk 1, dc in next sc, [(dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1, dc) in next corner ch-sp, dc in next sc, ch1, sk 1, (2dc in next ch-sp, ch 1) 2x, sk 1, dc in next sc] 3x, slst in 1st dc, fo.
Round 5Join yarn in 1st dc of any first ch-1 sp of a corner with a Stdc, dc in same ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, ch2, dc in next dc, 2dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in next ch-sp) 4x, omit last 2dc on last repeat, slst in 1st dc, fo.
Round 6Join yarn in any corner ch-3 sp with a Stsc, (ch2, sc) in same ch-sp, [sc in next dc, ch3, sk 1, sc in next dc (ch3, sk 2, sc in next dc) 4x, ch3, sk 1, sc in next dc, (sc, ch2, sc) in next corner] 4x, omit corner on last repeat, slst in 1st sc, fo.
Round 7Join yarn in any corner with a Stdc, (ch2, dc) in same ch-sp, [dc in next sc, ch1, sk 1, (2dc in next ch-sp, ch1) 6x, sk 1, dc in next sc, (dc, ch2, dc) in next corner] 4x, omit corner on last repeat, slst in 1st dc, fo.
Round 8Join yarn in any corner with a Stdc, (ch2, dc) in same ch-sp, [dc in next 23 sts, (dc, ch2, dc) in next corner] 4x, omit corner on last repeat, slst in 1st dc, fo.
Round 9Join yarn in any corner ch-3 sp with a Stsc, (ch1, sc) in same ch-sp, [sc in next 25 sts, (sc, ch1, sc) in next corner] 4x, omit corner on last repeat, slst in 1st dc, fo. Weave in all ends.

Congratulations!

You’ve just made a very versatile square! What are you going to make with it? A bag, a blanket, a pillow? Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #grannyspicesquare and #knotsosquare. That would make me spicefully happy!

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