The stitch pattern used in this Sensu Fan Market Tote reminds me of those Japanese Sensu Fans, Hence the name! This bag is super cute for the beach or pool!

 

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Materials:

Worsted Weight Cotton

  • Tan – 150 yards
  • Blue Jean – 300 Yards

I 5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Stitches:

CH: Chain- Yarn over pull through one loop.

SS: Slip stitch- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook.

DC: Double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

SC: Single crochet- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops.

HDC: Half double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through three loops.

FPDC: Yarn over. Insert hook around the front to back and around stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

Special Stitches:

Dc2tog: Double Crochet 2 Togeether – Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over. Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Draw through all loops on hook.

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked from the base of bag up.
  • This pattern is made working in rounds. Don’t forget to work in the same stitch as slip stitch to start each round.

Instructions:

Chain 33

Round 1: 3Hdc in the second chain from hook. Hdc in the next 30 chains. 6Hdc in the last chain. Working around the backside of the chain, Hdc in the next 30 chains. 3Hdc in the last chain. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (72 Hdc)

Round 2: Chain 1. 2Hdc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. 2Hdc in the next 6 stitches. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. 2Hdc in the next 3 stitches. (84 stitches)

Round 3: Chain 1. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next stitch] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next stitch. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next stitch] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next stitch. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. (96 stitches.)

Round 4: Chain 1. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next 2 stitches] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next 2 stitches. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next 2 stitches] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next 2 stitches. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. (108 stitches.)

Round 5: Chain 1. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next 3 stitches] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next 3 stitches. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. [2Hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next 3 stitches] x’s 3. Hdc in the next 30 stitches. [Hdc in the next 3 stitches. 2Hdc in the next stitch.] x’s 3. (120 stitches.)

Round 6: Chain 1. Hdc in the BLO in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (120 stitches.)

Round 7 – 11: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (120 stitches.)

Change Color

Round 12: Chain 2. *(Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) in the next stitch. Skip the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc made. (30 V-stitches.)

Round 13: SS into the next chain 2 space. Chain 2. *(3Dc. Chain 1. 3Dc.) in the next chain 2 space. FPDC2TOG.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc made. (30 3Dc Chain 2 3Dc Shells)

Round 14: SS into the next 2 Dc and chain 1 space. Chain 2. *(Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) in the next Chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc made. (30 V-stitches.)

Round 15 – 24 :Repeat Rounds 13 – 14

Round 25: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch and chain around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (120 Stitches.)

Round 26 – 29: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (120 stitches.)

Round 30: Chain 1. Sc in the next 32 stitches. Chain 50. Skip the next 22 stitches. Sc in the next 38 stitches. Chain 50. Skip the next 22 stitches. Sc in the next 6 stitches. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 31: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch and chain around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (176 Stitches.)

Round 32 – 33: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (176 stitches.)

Round 34: SS into the next 32 stitches. Sc in the next 50 stitches. SS into the next 38 stitches. Sc in the next 50 stitches. SS into the final 6 stitches.

Finish off. Weave in ends.