Faded Magnolia

-Hexagon bag

Materials needed:

Faded Magnolia Hexagon Bag was designed using Malabrigo Rasta, I used two skeins

Stitch marker

Wool/darning needle

Optional felt for lining -please note explicit lining instructions are not included

Handle of choice

Gauge: rounds 1-2 = 11cm

Recommended Hook size: 7mm

Anything between *..* repeat the amount indicated x..

Anything between {…} is worked into the same stitch Eg. {dc1, ch2, dc1} in the next ch2-sp

Pattern:

Hexagons:

Ch5, sl st the first ch to the last to form a ring

Round 1: ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, working into the ring, *dc3, ch2* x5, dc2, sl st to the ch with the marker (18)

Round 2: sl st into the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc1} *dc3, {dc1, ch2, dc1} in the next ch2-sp* x5, dc3, sl st to the ch with the marker (30)

Round 3: sl st into the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc1} *dc5, {dc1, ch2, dc1} in the next ch2-sp* x5, dc5, sl st to the ch with the marker (42)

Round 4: sl st into the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc1} *dc7, {dc1, ch2, dc1} in the next ch2-sp* x5, dc7, sl st to the ch with the marker (54)

Finish off and sew in your ends

Make 3 hexagons

Gusset:

Ch4, sl st the first ch to the last to form a ring

Round 1: ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, working into the ring, *dc3, ch2* x3, dc2, sl st to the ch with the marker (12)

Round 2: sl st into the first ch2-sp, {ch3, pm, dc1, ch2, dc2} *dc3, {dc2, ch2, dc2} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc3, sl st to the ch with the marker (28)

Round 3: sl st into the first ch2-sp, {ch5, pm in the 3rd ch, dc1}, *dc7, {dc1, ch2, dc1} in the next ch2-sp* x3, dc7, sl st to the ch with the marker (36)

Finish off and sew in your ends

Make 2 gussets

Construction:

I used a slip stitch to join, I opted to sl st with the seam showing on the right side to make a feature of it, highlighting the chunkiness of the Rasta yarn.

Starting with the hexagons sl st them together in a column, figure 1

Figure 1

Join the gusset to the first and second hexagons figure 2

Figure 2

If you are going to line your bag use this shape as a template, cut out your lining material, I suggest felt

Fold the column in half, join the gusset to the second and third, figure 3. Sew in your ends

Figure 3

If lining, sew your lining together, pop your lining inside your bag and attach to the open edge of the bag

I used an awl to poke holes in my felt and used a crochet hook to slip stitch it in place

Attach your chosen handles

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