Can you believe it's already February and that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? I can't! Even though some consider Valentine's Day to be a frivolous holiday, it's always been one of my favorites.
Candy, chocolate, hearts, and an extra reason to spread around a little love - what's not to like? One of my favorite Valentine activities is volunteering for my daughter's class parties. They're always packed full of fun games, awesome treats, and kid's crafts. Plus, Allera always enjoyed dressing up in fancy Valentine themed outfits. Whether heart print leggings, chunky red necklaces, or a sparkly tutu, it was always fun to plan that year's getup. As she's gotten older, she isn't as into themed outfits as she used to be, but that didn't stop me from making a fun and fancy ruffled bag in Valentine colors this year.
You can find the free Valentine Ruffle Bag pattern below, but make sure to also check out the other designers featured on the Divine Debris Valentine's Day Blog Hop.
Jan 22nd: Sweet Valentine's Cupcake Ami by Divine Debris
Jan 24th: Delphi Cowl by KT and the Squid
Jan 26th: Tegwen Pillow by Meghan Makes Do
Jan 28th:The Evie Pullover by Evelyn Peter
Jan 30th: Salt Water Taffy Pillow by Life and Yarn
Feb 1st: Coco Crochet Lee
Ch - chain
St - stitch
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
For picot stitches, ch 3, slst into first ch. Picots are worked into the same st as the previous sc.
With the off white yarn, chain 25.
Row 1: Hdc in the second ch from hook and each st across. Ch 1, turn. 24 hdc
Row 2 - 30: Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. 24 hdc
For the Ruffles:
Connect red yarn around the post of any hdc in the third row from the bottom.
Round 1: Dc 2 around each hdc post of the row. Join with slst to first st at end of round. Break yarn.
Repeat round 1 three more times, skipping two hdc rows between each ruffle row.
For the strap:
With the off white yarn, ch 6.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 5 hdc
Row 2: Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. 5 hdc
Rows 3 - 35: Repeat row 2.
Break yarn. Sew handle to bag on the inside of the bag. Use small stitches and weave yarn several times to secure. Break yarn. Weave in all ends, and enjoy your ruffled bag!
Thats it! I'd love to see your finished bag on Instagram. Just tag me @hookedhazel or use the hashtags #alwaysyarning and #valentinerufflebag.
You are welcome to sell finished items created with this pattern. I only ask that you credit Hooked Hazel with the original design. Do not use my photos to sell finished products. Do not copy, alter, or distribute this pattern.