Edie’s Market Bag CAL Part 2

Edie’s Market Bag

Time for Part 2 of the Edie’s Market Bag Crochet A-Long!

So last week we did the flat round base full of LDC’s and SLDC’s that foxed a few of you ?
I’m sorry… sort of! If you still haven’t got to grips with those 2 stitches, you can find my very first ever Youtube Tutorial video HERE and HERE.
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Part 2 will also be uploaded to the Files Section of the Hookery Corner Crochet Community group via PDF, so you can easily find it whenever you need it. 

Abbreviations Section

Here’s the abbreviations
section once again.
This week, we will be using:
SLDC ~ LDC ~ BPsc
ch3 / op ~ sk ~ sc
slst ~ ch ~ dc

Ok, so before we begin Round 9, let’s look at the BPsc.

The Back Post Single Crochet is a post stitch. This means the stitch is worked into the row below, around the post of the lower stitch. This creates a subtly textured fabric and is also used to change the direction of your work.

BPsc Pic1

Insert hook from Back to Front below the top V’s of the
next stitch of the row below.

BPsc Pic 2

Then insert your hook from
the Front to Back so that
the post of the stitch below is
now at the back of your hook

BPsc Pic 3

Draw the yarn through so
you now have 2 loops on the
hook like a regular sc stitch.


For the back post stitch, we want the post at the back of our hook when we draw the yarn through. Start by inserting your hook from back to front on the first side of the stitch, then back in from the front to the back on the other side.
You can see now that the hook is in front, so the post of the stitch is at the back. Yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops to complete your stitch.
I’ll also do a short tutorial video on this stitch and will link it here.

Round 9:  Chain 1, then Back Post single crochet into every stitch around and finish the round off with a slip stitch join into the top of your first single crochet.

Note: Place stitch markers in the following stitches: 3, 15, 21, 45, 51, 63, 69, 93. This is where you will be placing your straps next week.
It’s up to you if you do this as you work or pop them in afterwards.

Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers, or Yarn Scraps
Whatever you have will work!

A pattern would read:
Round 9: ch1, BPsc around, slst to join. (96 sts)

Symbol Chart

A symbol chart would show:
Note: I am only showing a section of the symbol chart here. We’d need a mahoosive screen to show the entire thing!

Now we finish the base and start the body with 2 rounds of LDC stitches again.

Round 10: Start the round with an SLDC and then LDC around in every stitch – no increases anywhere, we are starting to grow the bag up like the start of a cylinder.
Slip stitch to the SLDC stitch to join. (96 sts)

Round 11: Repeat Round 10, so SLDC for the first stitch and LDC around in each stitch, slip stitch to the SLDC stitch to join. (96 sts)

A pattern would read:
Round 10, 11:  SLDC, LDC x 95, slst to join. (96 sts)

Symbol Chart

Now the Symbol Chart
looks like this.

Here’s where it starts to get interesting!
The combination of single crochet, chain 3, single crochet all into the same stitch is commonly called an Open Picot stitch. For this CAL, I’m going to keep telling you to sc, ch3, sc in same st – just to remind you where to place that second sc. 

Round 12: Chain 1 to start. Single crochet into that first stitch, chain 3, single crochet into the same stitch, chain 5, skip 3 sts, single crochet, chain 3, single crochet all into the next stitch, ch5, skip 3 sts.

The *single crochet, chain 3, single crochet into the next stitch, ch5, skip 3 sts* is your repeating pattern for the round.
So repeat this around until you reach the final chain 5.
For the final joining stitches, we chain 2 then make a double crochet into the first stitch of the beginning of the round to join.

Fake Chain 5

We are now at the centre
of the fake chain 5 and
ready for Round 13.
Count how many chain 5
spaces you have.
There should be 24. 

A pattern would read:
Round 12: Ch1, sc in first st, ch3 (op), sc in same st, ch5, skip 3 sts, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next st, ch5, skip 3 sts. Rep from * around, replace last ch5 with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)
NOTE: The final ch2, dc replaces the last ch5 sp and positions you at the
center of the ch5 sp to begin the next round.

Symbol Chart

Your Symbol Chart for Row 12

Round 13: Chain 1 to start. Single crochet into that fake chain 5 space, chain 3, single crochet into the same fake chain 5 space, chain 5, single crochet into the next chain 5 space, chain 3, single crochet into the same chain 5 space.

Again, the *chain 5, single crochet into the next chain 5 space, chain 3, single crochet into the same chain 5 space* is your repeating pattern for the round.
So repeat this around until you reach the final chain 5.
For the final joining stitches, we again chain 2 then make a double crochet into the first single crochet of the beginning of the round to join.
We are now at the centre of the fake chain 5 again and ready for Round 14.

A pattern would read:
Round 13: Ch1, (sc, ch3, sc) in same ch5 sp, ch5, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next ch5 sp, ch5. Rep from * around, replace last ch5 with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)

Symbol Chart

Rows 11, 12, 13 on the
Symbol Chart

Rounds 14 – 18: Repeat Round 13, so we have 7 rows of lacy trellis work.
Count your open Picots to check.

Counting Picots



Now we get ready for a dividing LDC band, so we need a straight row to place our 96 LDC’s into for Round 20.
Round 19: Chain 1, single crochet in the same ch5 space, chain 5, single crochet into the next chain 5 space, chain 5.
The *single crochet into the next chain 5 space, chain 5* is your repeating pattern for the round
So repeat this around until you reach the final chain 5. Replace that last chain 5 space with chain 2, then make a double crochet into the first single crochet at beginning of the round to join. You will again have 24 chain 5 spaces.

A pattern would read:
Round 19: Ch1, sc in same ch5 sp, ch5, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5. Rep from * around, replace last ch5 sp with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)

Now we make the dividing LDC band in our bag, so Chain 2 and make that the start of your SLDC

Round 20: SLDC, LDC in same ch5 sp,  then move to the next chain 5 space and continue with your LDC stitches, make 4 LDC’s into each chain 5 space, working around the chain. When you reach the first SLDC and LDC at the beginning of the round, pop in 2 more LDC’s into that chain 5 space and slip stitch to the top of the first SLDC to join.

Count your LDC’s!!  You should be back to 96 stitches.

A pattern would read: Round 20:  SLDC, LDC in same ch5 sp, *4LDC in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, 2 additional LDCs in first ch5 sp at beg of round, slst to SLDC at beg of round to join. (96 sts)

Symbol Chart

Rounds
18, 19, 20 on the
Symbol Chart

Round 21:  SLDC, LDC x 95, slst to join. (96 sts)

Round 22 is a repeat of Round 12! We make the top part of the bag in exactly the same way as the bottom part of the bag body.
A written pattern might get you to repeat rounds 12 to 21.
This just means that you will be scrolling, or going back to your pattern, looking back and forth.
I don’t want you to get lost so I am going to pop in the written pattern instructions here so that you can keep count of your rows.

Round 22:  Ch1, sc in first st, ch3, sc in same st, ch5, skip 3 sts, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next st, ch5, skip 3 sts. Rep from * around, replace last ch5 with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)

Round 23:  Ch1, (sc, ch3, sc) in same ch5 sp, ch5, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next ch5 sp, ch5. Rep from * around, replace last ch5 with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)

Round 24-28: As Row 23

Round 29:  Ch1, sc in same ch5 sp, ch5, *sc in next ch5 sp, ch5. Rep from * around,
replace last ch5 sp with ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join. (24 ch5 sps)

Round 30:  SLDC, LDC in same ch5 sp, *4LDC in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, 2
additional LDCs in first ch5 sp at beg of round, slst to SLDC at beg of round to join. (96 sts)

Round 31:  SLDC, LDC x 95, slst to join. (96 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Do NOT weave in the ends at this time!!  We will deal with the LDC seams during Assembly.

And breathe!!!  You’re done for Week Two!!

If you want to block your bag now, then you can.
Some people block and some people don’t. I DO block most of the time depending on what it is I am making, what yarn I use, who the item is for etc.

For Edie’s Market Bag, I DID block. I rinsed the bag and squeezed out the excess water. Using an old pillow, I stuffed the bag to gently stretch out the lacy trellis stitches and pinned around the top edge into the pillow. I walked away for a couple of days to leave it to dry totally.

Next week we make the straps, attach them and deal with those awkward LDC seams – simples!

I’ll keep you updated via the Hooker Corner Crochet Community group with tutorial links for the BPsc and anything else that might need a short visual aid  ? 

Have Fun & Remember to post your pics!! 

Love Daisy x

Edie's Market Bag