Oh Caron Big Cakes, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. Actually, I already did but hey! I’m always game for talking about awesome yarn and a NEW One Skein Wonder! 😉
Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder
If you’ve seen the new Caron Big Cakes at your local Michaels store you have probably stopped to check them out, pet them, and then contemplate taking one home with you. If you find yourself wondering what you can make with just one of these puppies, boy have I got the pattern for you!
This carry-all bag is a One Skein Wonder because, well, you only use one skein to make a super chic super large bag! And I couldn’t pass up those colors. Mmmm reminds me of autumn and falling leaves. Where’s my coffee?
This pattern calls for about 580 yards, which we know is perfect for the Caron Big Cakes because of this review. Of course you could use any other yarn as well. What’s REALLY important are the dimensions.
Carry-All Bag Pattern
For this pattern we are using the Japanese folding method called Azuma Bukuro. In order for this to work correctly we need to have a 1:3 ratio, meaning that the length is three times longer than the width. We use the Lemon Peel stitch; a super easy stitch that leaves no holes and beginners can do it too! Find a video tutorial for that stitch here.
Leaving a long tail (for sewing later) ch-41. * sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. (40)
*** should be approx. 13” wide depending on your tension
Row 1: Ch-1, *sc in first st, dc in next* repeat to end. Ch-1 and turn (40 sts)
Row 2 and beyond: repeat row 1 until rectangle reaches desired length (1:3 ratio)
Remember that you need the 1:3 ratio to get the correct sizing for folding. Since our width is 13″ (ish) we need the length to be 39″ (ish).
Row 1: leaving long tail (for sewing later), ch-11. * sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. (10)
Row 2: Ch-1, *sc in first st, dc in next* repeat between * * to end. (10)
Row 3 and beyond: repeat row 2 until desired strap length is reached. I did mine about 12″ long.
Position strap on each corner of the bag as pictured and, using the long tail, sew around the point of the bag corner. Then flip to inside and sew together along the straight edge on the other side (as pictured).
Next, you’ll finish off the edges using a single crochet row around the opening of the bag – both sides. To do this, you’ll simply join to any stitch (preferably in a “corner” or seam stitch) and single crochet evenly around the opening. When you get back around, use the Invisible Join to make it as seamless as possible.
Weave in your ends and BOOM! You’ve got an awesome carry-all bag. This puppy can fit FIVE skeins of regular worsted weight yarn inside 😮 and I could honestly fit more! LOVE IT!!! ♥
To see a quick video run-down of me making this bag, head on over to the Heart Hook Home Facebook page.
More free crochet patterns from Heart Hook Home:
Infant Hoodie Crochet Pattern (size 6 months)
Child Size Unicorn Hoodie Crochet Pattern (size 10/12)
Retractable Measuring Tape Keychain Crochet Pattern
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover Crochet Pattern