The Bagalong with Crafternoon Treats group on Facebook is expanding rapidly now with almost 3,000 members as I write. Groups are great but collecting information on pattern links is tricky as the group app doesn’t have many features that are accessible on all devices.
If you want to join the group please visit and request to join – approval is usually quick but bear in mind time zone differences. Us admins might be sleeping zzzzzzz.
To find information about the bags we are doing, check the group files if you are on a desktop computer but don’t worry if you can’t find them on your phone. You can visit the events that are being set up for the group – these are dated January 2017, which doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to start. Its just so the event page doesn’t disappear. I’ll be extending the date when the time comes. The main info and pinned post contains info on all the links you need for each bag.
My blog will also be hosting some Bagalong Quick Start Guides for each bag, which will be accessed via the Bagalong tab. This is the guide for the Bagalong bag of the month for October 2015 and its the Rainbow Tote Bag.
The Bagalong bag for October
As many of you will have seen, I made the rainbow tote bag using the Stylecraft Special DK Limited Edition colour pack for the blog tour last month.
Bagalong Quick Start Guide – the rainbow tote
Here are the links for the rainbow tote bag and I’ve added plenty of pictures at the end so that you can see what the finished bag looks like. If you have any questions or need help, leave a message in the group!
- Read the original blog tour blog post about the rainbow tote bag
- Head off to the detailed pattern and tutorial for the main part of the rainbow tote
- Go here for the pattern and tutorial for the rosette decorations
- Visit this page for the pattern and tutorial for the bag handles
- Click on the detailed tutorial on how to crochet waistcoat stitch
- Check out the detailed tutorial on how to crochet a crab stitch edging
8 thoughts on “Rainbow tote bag: Bagalong quick start guide”
Loved making the Rainbow Tote Bag. Looks great.
Do you have any other patterns using the same Waistcoat Stitch?
Hi Jani – the stormy skies fingerless mittens pattern I have on craftsy and ravelry uses the waistcoat stitch along with other variations of the UK dc (US sc) x
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Went to stylecraft and was unable to find the rainbow pack. To buy yarn separately would like the colors used. Thank you
Hi Cynthia – if you visit the original post, the colours are all listed there – here is the link http://crafternoontreats.com/rainbow-crochet-tote-bag-free-pattern/ They are all now available as full 100g balls so you would have plenty left over after making the bag. There are some links in this post to other projects by other bloggers for ideas too. xxxx
Gorgeous idea for Xmas gifts!!
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Beautiful bag lovely colours
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