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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

copyright 07/12/05 Dot Matthews

Dot's Little Ditty Bag Dot's Little Ditty Bag

7/17/05: CORRECTIONS MADE IN RED - see rounds 23, 24, and 25.

Thanks to Teresa, aka Yarnlover66 from
Crochetville for catching and reporting the error to me. I had left out part of a round and combined 2 rounds into 1. Thank you, Teresa, I really appreciate your input.

Bag statistics: approximatey - 4" tall; 13" around. Gauge: not important to this project.

H hook;  
Yarn: 57 yds, app 1 oz, 4 ply, worsted weight. This one is done in Red Heart Super Saver, color 0885 Delft Blue
scissors; blunt needle; stitch marker

STITCHES USED: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain; sc - single crochet; ea - each; st(s) - stitch(es)


Pattern is worked in a spiral, do not join rounds. Place stitch marker in first st of each round and move it up from round to round.

ROUND 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)

ROUND 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)

ROUND 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sc)

ROUND 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sc)

ROUND 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sc)

ROUND 6: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat  from * around. (36 sc)

ROUND 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sc)

ROUND 8: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sc)

ROUND 9 thru 22: 1 sc in ea st around.

ROUND 23: ch 30, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 22 sts, ch 4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 22 sts.

ROUND 24: sc in next 30 chs, sc in next 22 sts, sc in next 4 chs, sc in next 22 sts

ROUND 25: sl st in ea st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Posted at 02:05 pm by bythehook7647

Posted by Sandra @ 08/16/2007 11:28 AM PDT
Thank you for this patter, this bag is beautiful !
Posted by Jeanne @ 06/19/2006 10:18 PM PDT
Dot, this is a great pattern! My girls - 8 & 10 are learning to crochet and they love their ditty bags! Thank you!
Posted by Shelly @ 05/15/2006 01:25 PM PDT
Hi Dot, I also love your patterns I'm going to make me this little bag and make it taller I think it would be neat..I also make the butterfly cap for my chemo patients and they love them..I love your patterns they are so easy...THANKS..keep up the great work
Posted by Dot @ 01/16/2006 12:33 PM PST
You're welcome, Emily. Glad you're enjoying my patterns. I love sharing them and hearing from people who use them.
Posted by Emily @ 01/15/2006 10:57 PM PST
Thank you , Dot. I'll make up a sample tomorrow, to take to the class next weekend. Like so many other people, I just love your patterns, and I am very grateful to you for sharing them with us. I made ponchos for all my nieces about a year ago using several of your patterns, and they came out very pretty. The girls were so happy.
Posted by Dot @ 01/15/2006 10:15 PM PST
Hi Emily, yes, you can copy this pattern and distribute it to your crochet club. I hope you all enjoy it.
Posted by Emily @ 01/15/2006 09:54 PM PST
Hi Dot,

I am laughing because when I saw the little ditty bag pattern, I thought, "how perfect for the teens in the crochet club". I decided to write and ask your permission to use the pattern for teaching purposes. And now I see that Debra had the same request back in August! Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow, and the bag is very cool. Would you please allow me to give copies of the pattern to the teens in our crochet club?
thanks, Emily
Posted by Dot @ 08/23/2005 09:07 AM PDT
Hi Debra. Yes, you can use Dot's Little Ditty Bag to teach your class. I sent you an email. Thanks for asking. Tell your class I said Hi and have fun.
Posted by Debra Jay @ 08/23/2005 02:47 AM PDT
I was hoping to get permission from you to use your pattern Dot's Little Ditty Bag for a crocheting class I teach to young children. It is adorable and easy to make. I hope you agree. Thank you, Debra
Posted by Dot @ 08/08/2005 10:04 AM PDT
Thanks Diane. Tell the ladies I said hi!
Posted by Diane @ 08/08/2005 04:44 AM PDT
I will have to tell the ladies at my needlework group about this one. It's just the cutest!

Posted by Dot @ 08/07/2005 10:46 PM PDT
Thanks, Michelle, glad you like my patterns.
Posted by Michelle @ 08/07/2005 07:57 PM PDT
Love this bag pattern. I think it will be nice for my daughters friends! Thanks for the great patterns. They are all really nice.
Posted by Dot @ 08/04/2005 11:23 AM PDT
Hi Stacy, thank you. Glad you like this pattern. You're bag sounds really cute in two tones. I don't know if I'll have any bag patterns, but if I do, I'll be sure to post them here.
Posted by Stacy @ 08/04/2005 12:49 AM PDT
I just now finished this tonight. What a great pattern! I used a thicker yarn, ended up running out, so, I finished the last 6 rounds in a different color! I think it turned out good. Can't wait to see other bag patterns you have!!! Thank you!
Posted by Dot @ 07/13/2005 03:14 PM PDT
I'm glad you like this Mary. I used single strands for the bag. It will look great in different colors. This is the only bag pattern I have, but with luck, it won't be my last one. You take care, and keep on hookin'.
Posted by NameMary @ 07/13/2005 02:57 PM PDT
I want to make one of these tonight. Did you use singleyarn or did you double the yarn? I think they will be fun to have in different colors. Do you have anyother bag or purse patterns?


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