“Doritos” Bag – number 228

I call this the Doritos bag not because I think anyone should put Doritos in it, but because of the color of the yarn. Technically the Premier Home cotton yarn that I used was called tangerine splash; but it looks like someone was eating Doritos while crocheting.

This pattern used a bit more than 2 balls of cotton yarn (105 yds each). Again I used an I hook. This is the style I like to call my fold over bag. You crochet the pattern to the desired height, then crochet rows of sc for what will be the bottom and the repeat the pattern. The entire piece is then folded over and the sides and sown closed. Then you can add the handle.

This pattern deals with not only 4dc in one stitch and the inverse which is 4dctog. For the 4dctog, the base of the stitch will spread across 4dc but it will be combined into a single stitch.
Start with this wonderful yarn.

Then chain 38.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook all the way across. 37 st.

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as cd ch 1), skip 2 sc, 4dc in next sc, *ch1, skip 2sc, dc, ch1, skip 2sc, 4dc in next sc, repeat from *, ending with dc. Turn

Row 3: ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), *skip ch1 space, 4dctog over 4 dc, ch 2, skip ch1 space, dc, ch2, repeat from * ending with dc in turning chain. Turn.

Row 4:  ch3  (counts as dc), dc in first dc, *ch1, skip ch 2 space, dc in the 4dc cluster, , ch 1, skip ch-2 space, 4 dc in next dc, repeat from *. When you get to very last stitch, instead of 4dc in the last stitch, you will only 2dc.. Turn.

Row 5:  this row is going to be the top of the last row.Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, skip ch1 space, dc in he next dc, ch 2, skip ch1 space,  4dctog over 4 dc, repeat from * ending with dc in last dc and dc in turning chain. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc ch1) *skip ch-2 space, 4dc in next dc, ch1, skip ch-2 space, dc, ch1, repeat from *, ending with dc. Turn

Repeat rows 3-6 to reach desired height of bag. Be sure to end with Row 3. I repeated each row 4 times and then completed one more row 3.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in each st  including 2 in each ch2 space (37 sc) Turn

Row 25: Ch2: 37hdc across (37 st)

Row 26: Ch1: sc across row

Repeat Row 26 9 more times

Row 36: Ch2: 37hdc across (37 st)

Row 37: Ch1: sc across row

Repeat from Row 1 to create the other side of the bag until both sides are the same height when the bag is folded over at the middle.

Line up the top and bottom and carefully sc to attach them together including the 5 rows of sc. Fasten off.

Start at bottom of other side and sc along the other side to attach the remaining sides together.

Now I am at the point where I lost my notes and I have already given the bag away to someone. I am guessing that I ch1 after attaching the 2 sides and then sc completely around and then sl stitch to join.

I think I then hdc completely around and sl st to join.

Then I would have hdc in the next 12 or 13 stitches, ch 25, skip 12 st, hdc 25 st, ch 25, skip 12 st and then hdc to get to the start. Sl st to join.

Ch 2, hdc in each st. When you reach the ch25, hdc in the ch as many as you can fit with it still remaining flat and not bunching, hdc back around to the other ch-25 and repeat the same number of hdc in the ch-25, hdc to beginning, sl st to join. Fasten off. Weave in any ends and turn the whole bag inside out.

Here is the final product.


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