Monday, August 04, 2008

Cherry Ribbon Tote



When designing for publication, I am required to provide the pattern as well as the finished object to my editor. Rarely, if ever, do I receive the FO back from them. I get it. They’ve paid me and therefore, they own it. However, sometimes I wish I could have some of these creations for myself.

Case in point…The Apple Ribbon Tote featured in the book, Bag Style. I was so sorry to send this one off to Interweave. I really wanted the bag for myself.

Well, I had no choice. I had to make another one! My newest version of this tote has a cherry pocket instead of the apple pocket seen in the book. I have lots of apparel and accessories in my closet adorned with cherries so this is the perfect mid-summer accessory for me!

It’s cute, no?

Maybe you’d like a Cherry Ribbon Tote too? I concur. Pocket pattern is below. Enjoy!

Original Apple Ribbon Tote pattern is found in Bag Style. Wraffia ribbon can be purchased from Paper Mart.



Cherry Pocket Pattern for Apple Ribbon Tote in Bag Style

Materials:
Main Color ("MC") – 1 spool, Red Wraffia Ribbon (1/4" x 100 yds) color no. 4434830
Highlight ("HC") – 1 spool, White Wraffia Ribbon (1/4" x 100 yds), color no. 4434810
Stem & Leaf Color ("SLC") – 1 spool, Forest Green Wraffia Ribbon (1/4" x 100 yds) color no. 4434865
US I hook
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Rnd – round
R – row
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
sts – stitches

Gauge:
13 sts x 15 rows = 4"

Directions:

~ Cherry Pocket ~
Cherry Pocket is mostly worked in the round. Each round begins with ch 1 and ends with sl st in first sc of round to join. Short rows are used for fine shaping of cherry.
Rnd 1/Foundation Rnd (MC) – ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc to join rnd.
Rnd 2 – ch 1, 2 sc in every st, sl st to first sc to join rnd. (16 sts total)
Rnd 3 – ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st to first sc to join rnd. (24 sts total)
Rnd 4 – ch 1, (2 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st to first sc to join rnd. (32 sts total)
Rnd 5 – ch 1, 32 sc, sl st to first sc to join rnd.
Rnd 6 – ch 1, (3 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st to first sc to join rnd. (40 sts total)
End working in round. Begin short rows.
R 7 – ch 1, 13 sc, turn.
R 8 – ch 1, 11 sc, turn.
R 9 – ch 1, 34 sc, turn.
R 10 – ch 1, 7 sc, turn.
R 11 – ch 1, 9 sc, turn.
R 12 – ch 1, 6 sc, turn.
End short rows. Begin working in round.
Rnd 13 – ch 1, (4 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st to first sc to join rnd. (48 sts total)
Fasten off. This is the RS of your pocket.

~ Highlight ~
R 1 (HC) – ch 9, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next two sts, 1 sc in each of the next two sts, 1 sl st. Fasten off with enough ribbon to sew to cherry pocket.

~ Stem ~
R 1 (SLC) – ch 16, 1 hdc in second ch from hook, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next two sts, 1 sl st in each of the next 11 sts. Fasten off with enough ribbon to sew to front of bag.

~ Leaf ~
Leaf is worked in the round.
Rnd 1 – ch 8, 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next two sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next two sts, 1 sc in last st, ch 2 and rotate work right, working in the bottom of the foundation ch make 1 sc in first st, 1 hdc in each of the next two sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next two sts, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg sc to join rnd. Fasten off with enough ribbon to sew to front of bag.

Finishing:
Weave in ends. Sew highlight to front of cherry motif. Sew cherry motif to front of bag making sure that you are placing your sts along the sides and bottom edges of the motif, but not along the top, thereby creating a pocket. Sew leaf and stem to front of bag above cherry pocket.

Copyright 2008 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

8 comments:

Lady Blogger said...

This looks perfect for doubling as a grocery shopping bag! Thanks for the hard work and free pattern!

Tracie (MsCrochetS) said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'm going to have to get my hands on the book the tote itself is in.

P.S. Just in case you're wondering who I am, I changed my RavName to MsCrochetS. I've changed my site, too, from Shade Tree Crochet to The Crochet Studio. :)

Sus said...

Quite awesome, my dear. I rarely buy books anymore, but you may have inspired me! Love it!

Christina said...

I love this bag! The cherry just screams summer.

Kiki said...

That's gorgeous! Thanks for posting the pattern! :)

tata said...

Great job - I love it! I'm sorry you had to send it away :(

Fiber Deviant said...

i love this bag (maybe even better than the apple one!)... it looks like the right accessory to dangle off your arm at the local farmers market...

and thanks for the comment on the vintage sweater vest(and scarf) ...after looking at the pics, i thought it would be neat to recreate the design! maybe a tote for my great aunt?

Sarah said...

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