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(UK TERMS) Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL – Part 2 of 3

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL! Today we’ll be joining our squares and working on the body of the bag.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of the CAL, be sure to check out this post that lists all of your needed materials. Even if you’re a little late to the party, you can still join in!

You are currently viewing the UK version of this pattern. (Big thanks to Natalie Beresford for offering to translate!) It is originally published in American Standard Terms (click here), and is also available in the following translations:

Nederlandse (click here)
Deutsch (click here)
Dansk (click here)
Français (click here)
Español (click here)
Norsk (click here)

And, don’t forget to join the Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL Facebook Group to share your progress, get tips from others, and maybe answer a question or two yourself. We’re in it together, and that’s what makes it fun!

The schedule for the CAL is as follows:

June 25: Start Here! Intro Post and Materials List
July 2: Part 1, Flower Squares
July 9: Part 2, Body of the Bag (this post)
July 16: Part 3, Base, Embellishments and Strap
July 23: Giveaway Winners Announced

Each pattern post will include clear instructions, helpful photos, and a great tutorial video. When you’re done with each week’s assignment, head over to the Facebook Group to share your progress. And don’t forget to enter yourself in the giveaway, down below the pattern. There will be new opportunities to add entries each week, so pay attention!

Ready? Grab your six wildflower squares, and let’s get to it!

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you're agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions. You're welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet littlemonkeyscrochet.com
Here are the “do nots”:
  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft, regardless of what your pattern-sharing buddies tell you. 🙂
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Tutorial Video

Visual learner? Use the tutorial video! (Please note, the terminology in the video is in American Standard Terms.) If you're only going to use the video as a reference, here's a helpful breakdown:

0:18 Seaming the Squares
3:39 Building the Body - Round 1
6:26 Building the Body - Rounds 2-3
9:59 Building the Body - Rounds 4-14
13:31 Building the Body - Rounds 15-19
14:05 Building the Body - Round 20
19:11 Building the Body - Round 21

Can't see the video? Try refreshing the page, and if that doesn't work, click here.

Seaming the Squares

To seam the squares together, place two together, wrong sides touching, right (flower) sides exposed. Attach yarn (through both squares) in a CH2 corner from the final round of the squares. Working only in the two loops that are touching in the middle and ignoring the outside loops, SL ST down the edge of the square. Place your final stitch in the CH2 corner at the end of the line. (If you're still confused about which loops I'm talking about, it's easier to just show you -- so here's a screenshot from the tutorial video! You're seaming the pink loops, and ignoring the yellow ones.)

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Seam all 6 squares together, but BEFORE you add the final seam that will make the squares into a circular shape, take a moment to weave in all your ends:

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet 

 Then seam the last two together to form a circular (tube) shape, but DO NOT cut your yarn this time. You're going to need it ready to go for the next part, as we continue building the body of the purse.

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Continuing the Body of the Purse

Notes: 
(1) From this point on, we will be working in a seamless round. Do not join unless instructed to do so.
(2) The photos are screenshots from the tutorial video, which was done in American Standard terms. Don't get confused

Round 1: CH1; DC in same ST and in each ST around, skipping over seams and corners. (120**)
**The outer edge of each square has 20 double crochet stitches. You will be DCing into each one of these, and skipping over the corners and the seam between squares. This is how you will end up with 120DC (6 squares x 20 stitches = 120), which is important. So COUNT to make sure you're getting 20 DC per square!

Rounds 2-3: DC in each ST around. (120)

Round 4: (DC+TR in next ST, SK next ST) around. (120)

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet


Rounds 5-14: 
Repeat Round 4. (120)

Here's a screenshot from the tutorial video of what it should look like as you complete Round 14, just before you move on to Round 15:

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Rounds 15-19: DC around. (120)

Next we're going to attach the split rings, so have them handy.  

Round 20: DC in each of the next 4 STS. DC the first split ring over the next 7 STS (watch the video if you need help). DC in each of the next 26 STS. SL ST to the next ST, CH12, SL ST to the same ST (this is the loop for your button). DC in each of the next 26 STS. DC the second split ring over the next 7 STS. DC in each of the next 49 STS to finish out the round.

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL  |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Round 21: DC around. When you get to the CH12 button loop, fold it down toward the inside of the bag and put 1 DC into the ST in which you built the CH12. (Do not DC around the loop, just ignore it.) Continue on to the end of the round. (120)

To finish, SL ST into the first 3 STS of the next round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Giveaway

Ever take a break from a project, only to return with no memory of what size hook you were using? No more! I'll be giving away a set of 4 Little Monkeys Crochet Hook Size Markers to THREE randomly-selected winners!  So be sure to claim your entries today, and watch for new opportunities to gain entries each week during the CAL.
WIP Hook Markers Giveaway  |   by Little Monkeys Crochet

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Link Up Your Work-In-Progress

Finished with this week's assignment? Snap a photo of your work-in-progress and upload it here for all to see! Just scroll down to the blue "Add Your Link" button and follow the directions provided. (Be sure to include your first and last name in the Link Title section to be eligible for the CAL giveaway. Giveaway entries are due July 23, but you can still link up your WIPs after that date!)

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Wildflower Shoulder Bag CAL in American Standard Terms, UK terms, Nederlandse (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), Deutsch (German), Dansk (Danish), Français (French), and Español (Spanish) |  Free Crochet Purse Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

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