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But First, Coffee

Here you have it, my first ever graph! I wanted to keep things simple as I am new to tapestry crochet and all the color changes can be intimidating. And by intimidating, I mean that I don’t like to weave in a million ends, ha! What better way than to involve coffee? I don’t know about you, but for me coffee is an essential part of me being able to successfully raise 3 tiny humans.

I hope to move onto more complicated projects in the future using ALL the colors, but for now I’ll stay in my comfort zone. If you need a refresher or are just beginning to learn tapestry crochet, here are some helpful links to get you going. Some contain video tutorials as well as written explanations. These are not affiliate links, just a list of references. 

Moogly Blogcontains video

Crochet Crowdcontains video

RedHeart.com 

Craftsy

LillaBjorn Crochet

This design started off with intentions to make a wall tapestry, which I haven’t completely given up on, but this one in particular decided it wanted to be a tote bag! The written pattern below is for the graph, but in this post I will also include the back panel and straps for putting together your own bag. Finished tote measures 14’x19′. I have left the main portion of this graph in white, but you can absolutely use whatever colors you’d like. This was a great stash buster project for me! You can download a copy of the graph here, But First, Coffee.

I used Stitch Fiddle to create this graph. Stitch Fiddle is a great FREE website where you can make graphs and charts for crochet, knit, and cross stitch! There are also tons of freely shared graphs on there for you to play with.

The back panel of this toe bag was made using the corner to corner method, but with a granny stitch! This was a lot of fun to learn and worked up very quickly. You can learn how to do it here at Repeat Crafter Me.


Gauge:

4’x4’= 16 rows of 14 sc

Materials:

  • 497 m/544 yds of Caron One Pound in 3 colors of your choice, or any similar #4 medium weight yarn.
  • 5 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Notes:

Pattern/graph is worked from the bottom up, and in the normal alternating left to right direction. Colors are carried as you go and crocheted over. ch1 at the start of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Pattern is worked entirely in sc. Number of sc per color will be in ( ), ex. A(12).  Blocking after you’re finished is highly recommended before seaming your bag.

Colors:

A-white, B-brown, C-azure (For color A I used Caron one pound in persimmon, but for the pattern and graph I have left those stitches white) A small amount of white is also needed to create the steam from the coffee cup.

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Front Panel (coffee graph)

Row 1: In color A, ch 65, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 63

Row 2: A(64)

Row 3: A(64)

Row 4: A(64)

Row 5: Color B will be joined in this row and carried through to row 16A(2), B(8), A(2), B(8), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(3), B(7), A(4), B(7), A(3)

Row 6: A(2), B(9), A(2), B(9), A(2), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(7), A(3), B(7), A(3)

Row 7: A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(2), B(3), A(3), B(3), A(2), B(1), A(5), B(3), A(2)

Row 8: A(2), B(2), A(9), B(2), A(5), B(2), A(2), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8)

Row 9: A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(2), B(2), A(5), B(2), A(9), B(2), A(2)

Row 10: A(2), B(2), A(9), B(2), A(5), B(2), A(2), B(5), A(5), B(5), A(5), B(6), A(4), B(6), A(4)

Row 11: A(4), B(6), A(4), B(6), A(4), B(6), A(4), B(6), A(2), B(2), A(5), B(2), A(9), B(2), A(2)

Row 12: A(2), B(2), A(9), B(2), A(5), B(2), A(2), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8)

Row 13: A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(8), B(2), A(2), B(3), A(3), B(3), A(2), B(1), A(5), B(3), A(2)

Row 14: A(2), B(9), A(2), B(9), A(2), B(7), A(3), B(7), A(3), B(7), A(3), B(7), A(3)

Row 15: A(2), B(8), A(2), B(8), A(2), B(8), A(2), B(8), A(3), B(7), A(4), B(7), A(3)

Row 16: A(64)

Row 17: A(64)

Row 18: A(64)

Row 19: A(64)

Row 20: A(24), join color C-can be dropped and carried up to the next rowC(12), A(28)

Row 21: A(27), C(14), A(23)

Row 22: A(22), C(16), A(26)

Row 23: A(22), C(21), A(21)

Row 24: A(21), C(18), A(2), C(2), A(21)

Row 25: A(20), C(2), A(3), C(18), A(21)

Row 26: A(21), C(18), A(4), C(1), A(20)

Row 27: A(20), C(1), A(4), C(18), A(21)

Row 28: A(21), C(18), A(3), C(2), A(20)

Row 29: Color B will be added back into this row and the next 2. A(21), C(2), A(2), C(2), B(14), C(2), A(21)

Row 30: A(21), C(1), B(16), C(4), A(22)

Row 31: A(25), C(2), B(14), C(2), A(21)

Row 32: A(22), C(16), A(26)

Row 33: A(64)

Row 34: A(64)

Row 35: A(64)

Row 36: A(64)

Row 37: A(64)

Row 38: A(64)

Row 39: A(64)

Row 40: A(64)

Row 41: A(7), B(1), A(4), B(4), A(2), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(2), B(5), A(6), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(4), B(5), A(2), B(4), A(5)

Row 42: A(5), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(8), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(7), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(7)

Row 43: A(7), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(8), B(3), A(4), B(1), A(8), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(5)

Row 44: A(5), B(3), A(3), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(6), B(3), A(6), B(1), A(4), B(5), A(4), B(2), A(4), B(1), A(7)

Row 45: A(7), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(8), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(5)

Row 46: A(5), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(6), B(1), A(8), B(1), A(4), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(2), B(1), A(7), B(1), A(7)

Row 47: A(5), B(5), A(2), B(3), A(3), B(5), A(2), B(5), A(2), B(5), A(4), B(5), A(2), B(1), A(3), B(1), A(2), B(4), A(5)

Row 48: A(64)

Row 49: A(64)

Row 50: A(64)

Row 51: A(64)

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Sc evenly around edges. For the coffee steam, you can stitch on with a tapestry needle, or you can use surface crochet (slip stitches along the face of your work). I used surface crochet and loved the way it came out. Blocking is optional, but very recommended.

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Back Panel (granny c2c) 

Practice this technique here.

You can alternate colors every two rows here and carry your yarn up the sides (I’m all about avoiding ends).

Row 1: Create a Magic Ring, (Ch4, 3dc, ch1, dc) inside ring, pull ring closed, ch 4, turn

Row 2: Working in first ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc), ch 4, turn

Row 3: Working in first ch sp and the next (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc), ch 4 (3 clusters, 4 ch1 sp)

Row 4: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last ch sp (3dc, ch1, dc), chain 4, turn (4 clusters, 5 ch1 sp)

Row 5: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (5 clusters, 6ch1 sp)

Row 6: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (6 clusters, 7 ch1 sp)

Row 7: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (7 clusters, 8 ch1 sp)

Row 8: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (8 clusters, 9 ch1 sp)

Row 9: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (9 clusters, 10 ch1 sp)

Row 10: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (10 clusters, 11ch1 sp)

Row 11: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (11 clusters, 12 ch1 sp)

Row 12: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (12 clusters, 13ch1 sp)

Row 13: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (13 clusters, 14ch1 sp)

Row 14: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (14 clusters, 15ch1 sp)

Row 15: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (15 clusters, 16ch1 sp)

Row 16: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), in last chain space (3dc, ch1, dc) chain 4, turn (16 clusters, 17ch1 sp)

Row 17 we will start decreasing on one side only.

Row 17: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), in last ch sp (3dc, ch1, dc) ch 4 turn (16 grannies, 17 ch sp)

Row 18: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), dc in the last ch sp, chain 4, turn (16 grannies, 17 ch1 sp)

Row 19: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), in last ch sp (3dc, ch1, dc) ch 4 turn (16 grannies, 17 ch sp)

Row 20: Working in first ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch1), dc in the last ch sp, chain 4, turn (16 grannies, 17 ch1 sp)

Row 21: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), in last ch sp (3dc, ch1, dc) ch 4 turn (16 grannies, 17 ch sp)

Row 22 we will be decreasing on both sides.

Row 22: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (15 grannies, 16 ch sp)

Row 23: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (14 grannies, 15 ch sp)

Row 24: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (13 grannies, 14 ch sp)

Row 25: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (12 grannies, 13 ch sp)

Row 26: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (11 grannies, 112 ch sp)

Row 27: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (10 grannies, 11 ch sp)

Row 28: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (9 grannies, 10 ch sp)

Row 29: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (8 grannies, 9 ch sp)

Row 30: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (7 grannies, 8 ch sp)

Row 31: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (6 grannies, 7 ch sp)

Row 32: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (5 grannies, 6 ch sp)

Row 33: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (4 grannies, 5 ch sp)

Row 34: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (3 grannies, 4 ch sp)

Row 35: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (2 grannies, 3 ch sp)

Row 36: Skip first ch sp, in the next ch sp until the last ch sp (3dc, ch 1), dc in the last ch sp, ch 4 turn (1 granny, 2 ch sp)

Fasten off and weave in ends. Sc evenly around (2sc in each dc & ch 4 sp, 3 sc in corners).

Straps (make 2)

Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch. Leave long tails on both ends for attaching to the main part of the tote. 

Row 1: Ch 7, dc in the 3rd ch from hook, 4 dc, ch2, turn

Row 2- 34: 5dc, ch2, turn

Time to piece it all together! Line up your graph panel and granny panel and seam up 3 sides using a whip stitch. Fasten off. Position your straps towards the center of each panel, being careful not to twist the strap, and using the tail ends sew them onto the panels. I get extra paranoid so I sew back over twice for a good strong seam.

I hope you enjoy this graph design and your new tote bag! I would love to see your work! use #waywardcatcreations on Instagram or Facebook. Throw me a follow and a like while you’re at it 😉

❤ Lauren

*While I do my best to ensure my patterns are error free, I am only human and I do not have testers, so if you find a mistake or are having trouble please comment or email me!


©WaywardCatCreations2017-2018 All rights reserved. You may create and sell items made from my pattern, but do not copy as your own. Please link back to my pattern when selling online. Thank you!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “But First, Coffee

  1. This appears to be in a foreign language… what is the sc64??? LOL… it looks very complicated, but I love the results! You have lots of talent for this!

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