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  • rollo & rag bag
Lay back and relax with this portable crochet mat and its very own carry bag - perfect for lazy summer days in the park

Rollo and Rag Bag, designed by Susie Johns exclusively for Let's Knit, are ideal festival accessories. The mat rolls up for carrying and unrolls to lay out on bumpy ground, and when teamed with the Rag Bag it can be slung over your shoulder or worn across your body for extra security.


Pattern Instructions

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  • ROLLO PATTERN

    Note: at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work with the the yarn doubled throughout this pattern and work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using 9mm hook and homemade yarn, make a foundation chain of 40ch. Turn and work one row of dc. Cut yarn
    [] Working with yarn double and in rows of dc throughout, join in yarn C and work 10 rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn A and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn C and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn

  • RAG BAG PATTERN

    Remember at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using the 4 mm hook and yarn A, make 30ch. Turn
    [] Round 1: (2ch, 2dc) in first st, then, working along the foundation chain, 1dc in each st to end. Now work a further 2dc in last st, then 1dc in each st along the opposite side of the foundation chain. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 64 sts
    [] Round 2: Work 1dc in each st of previous row, except at either end work 3dc in each end st. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 68 sts
    [] Rounds 3, 4 and 5: repeat Round 2. 80 sts
    [] Work 17 rounds of dc without further increases, then change colour to yarn B and work six rounds; change to yarn C and work eight rounds; change to yarn D and work three rounds, ending at one of the side edges of the bag. Do not fasten off yarn

    Strap
    Work 1dc into each of next three sts, then work in rows of dc on these three sts until work measures 66cm (or more if you want a longer strap.) Fasten off. Join this end to opposite side of bag.

  • Special Abbreviations

    st stitch
    sl st slip stitch
    ch chain
    dc double crochet

Pattern Instructions

View as full page >>

ROLLO PATTERN

Note: at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work with the the yarn doubled throughout this pattern and work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using 9mm hook and homemade yarn, make a foundation chain of 40ch. Turn and work one row of dc. Cut yarn
[] Working with yarn double and in rows of dc throughout, join in yarn C and work 10 rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn A and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
[] Join in yarn C and work ten rows. Cut yarn
[] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn

RAG BAG PATTERN

Remember at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using the 4 mm hook and yarn A, make 30ch. Turn
[] Round 1: (2ch, 2dc) in first st, then, working along the foundation chain, 1dc in each st to end. Now work a further 2dc in last st, then 1dc in each st along the opposite side of the foundation chain. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 64 sts
[] Round 2: Work 1dc in each st of previous row, except at either end work 3dc in each end st. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 68 sts
[] Rounds 3, 4 and 5: repeat Round 2. 80 sts
[] Work 17 rounds of dc without further increases, then change colour to yarn B and work six rounds; change to yarn C and work eight rounds; change to yarn D and work three rounds, ending at one of the side edges of the bag. Do not fasten off yarn

Strap
Work 1dc into each of next three sts, then work in rows of dc on these three sts until work measures 66cm (or more if you want a longer strap.) Fasten off. Join this end to opposite side of bag.

Special Abbreviations

st stitch
sl st slip stitch
ch chain
dc double crochet

rollo & rag bag

Pattern Instructions

View as full page >>
  • ROLLO PATTERN

    Note: at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work with the the yarn doubled throughout this pattern and work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using 9mm hook and homemade yarn, make a foundation chain of 40ch. Turn and work one row of dc. Cut yarn
    [] Working with yarn double and in rows of dc throughout, join in yarn C and work 10 rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn A and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn D and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn B and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn
    [] Join in yarn C and work ten rows. Cut yarn
    [] Join in homemade yarn and work one row. Cut yarn

  • RAG BAG PATTERN

    Remember at the beginning of every round you will need to work 2ch in place of the first dc. Work dc through just the back loop of the st. Using the 4 mm hook and yarn A, make 30ch. Turn
    [] Round 1: (2ch, 2dc) in first st, then, working along the foundation chain, 1dc in each st to end. Now work a further 2dc in last st, then 1dc in each st along the opposite side of the foundation chain. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 64 sts
    [] Round 2: Work 1dc in each st of previous row, except at either end work 3dc in each end st. Join with sl st to first 2ch. 68 sts
    [] Rounds 3, 4 and 5: repeat Round 2. 80 sts
    [] Work 17 rounds of dc without further increases, then change colour to yarn B and work six rounds; change to yarn C and work eight rounds; change to yarn D and work three rounds, ending at one of the side edges of the bag. Do not fasten off yarn

    Strap
    Work 1dc into each of next three sts, then work in rows of dc on these three sts until work measures 66cm (or more if you want a longer strap.) Fasten off. Join this end to opposite side of bag.

  • Special Abbreviations

    st stitch
    sl st slip stitch
    ch chain
    dc double crochet