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Hexagon Fall Flower Tote

Hexagon Fall Flower Tote
Hexagon Fall Flower Tote

Here is a free crochet pattern for a hexagon fall flower tote. The flower motifs are fairly quick and easy to crochet up and are joined to each other as you make them. The only time consuming thing about making this bag is to weave in all the ends. However, to speed things up you can work most of them into your work as you crochet.

I do not know how much yarn you will need of each color because I used up my leftover yarn from other projects. But the good news is that if you run out of one color, you can always switch to another color and make each motif different as long as you use the same type of yarn.

Enjoy!

Material: Red Heart Soft Touch or any other yarn that you have on hand.
Hook Size: G/6-4.25MM, or any other hook suitable for your yarn.
Finished Measurement: Each motif measures approximately 3.75 inches across. When laying flat, the finished bag measures approximately 11 inches across, 11 inches at the highest point from top to bottom and 9.5 at the lowest points from top to bottom.

CA: Center
CB: Flower Petals
CC: Leaves
CD: Raised Petals in Center
CE: Edging/Joining

Need to make 26 motifs.

With CA: Ch 3, join with sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each ch around, join with sl st in back lp of first st.

Rnd 2: Join CB and working in back lps only: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, *sc in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, join with sl st in both loops. (6 ch-2 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in ch-2 lp, *sc in next st, (hdc, 3dc, hdc) in ch-2 lp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in both loops.

Rnd 4: Join CC, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work another 4 dc in same st, *sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts,** work 5 dc in next sc, repeat from * around ending at **. Do not fasten off. Either pull up a loop and continue with the “Raised Petals in Center”, or continue with joining the motifs and come back to the raised petals afterwards.

Raised Petals In Center: Attach CD yarn to any front lp of rnd 1, ch 1, working in front lps only, (sc, dc, sc) in each st around, join with sl st. Fasten Off.

Joining the Motifs

Tip: When joining 2 motifs together always insert the hook from the right side of the fabric on the current motif and from the wrong side of the completed motif.

First Motif: Join CE, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st,** (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st) twice, repeat from * around ending at ** ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, join with sl st. Fasten off.

Joining 2 Motifs: (This will join 1 side on 2 motifs.) Join CE to a new (current) motif, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sl st into corresponding corner ch-2 sp of completed motif, ch 1, sc into same st on current motif, (sl st into next ch-1 sp of completed motif, sk next st on current motif, sc in next st on current motif) 3 times, ch 1, sl st into corresponding corner ch-2 sp of completed motif, ch 1, sc into same st on current motif, *working on current motif (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st) twice, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, repeat from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, join with sl st. Fasten Off.

Tip: When joining a corner into another corner where two corners have already been joined, work the joining sl st into the sl st made from the previous joining round.

Joining 3 or More Motifs: Join CE to a new (current) motif, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sl st into corresponding corner ch-2 sp of completed motif, ch 1, sc into same st on current motif, *(sl st into next ch-1 sp of completed motif, sk next st on current motif, sc in next st on current motif) 3 times, ch 1, sl st into corresponding sl st of previously joined corners or into corresponding corner ch-2 sp of completed motif (whichever is relevant), ch 1, sc into same st on current motif, repeat from * until you have joined all the sides required, **working on current motif (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st) twice, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, repeat from ** to last 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, join with sl st. Fasten Off

Joining the Motifs to Shape the Tote:

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Join 7 motifs together to form a strip. Then add another 2 strips with only 6 motifs on the second strip and 7 motifs on the third strip. This will indent the second strip as pictured.
 

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Joining the Sides: To join/close the sides of the bag you will need to fold it in half and join 3 motifs along each side of the bag to connect the two sides of the folded strip.

Join the first side motif in between the top 2 motifs as pictured:

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The 3rd side is worked without joining, but the corner is joined to the corresponding motif on the opposite side. Continue to join along the corresponding sides. (This connects the two sides of the bag at the top). The last side is worked without joining.

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The next motif is joined in the same way as the previous motif except that it is joined to the previous motif along the 3rd side.

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The 3rd motif is joined into the last opening. Each motif has 6 sides, but the last opening only has 5 sides to which you can join the motif. That means the last side of the current motif, which should fall on the bottom of the bag, is joined together. The rest of the motif is joined to the other sides in the same way as the previous motifs.

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To begin joining the 3rd motif, lay the bag flat and join the first corner of the current motif on the corner pointing to the bottom of the bag as pictured.

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Then continue to join the corresponding sides until all the sides on the completed motifs have been joined. When you get to the last remaining side of the current motif fold it in half and connect the back to the front by working a sl st into the first ch-1 sp, sk the next st on the front side and sc into the next st on front side, ch 1, join with a sl st to the first sc made on the motif. Fasten Off. Repeat the above steps on the other side of the bag.

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Handles (Make 2):

Row 1: Join CE to the first sc after the ch-1 sp on the top motif as pictured. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch and in next st. Turn.

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Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until the handle is long enough, then join with sl sts into corresponding sts of the next motif that extends from the bag. You can attach this to the motif across, or to the one beside being careful not to twist the handle.

Edging for Top and Handles:

Join CE to any st or ch along the top of the bag and sc evenly around the bag and handles working 3 sc sts into each corner ch-2 lp. Fasten off.

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