The Raised Diamonds Stitch that I utilize in this bag and several other designs I’ve created features a three-dimensional texture and pattern that grabs the eye and makes people ask, How did you do that? Unlike my previous purses, which close with a zipper, I wanted to design a bag with a sewing-free closure. Thus, this cinched tote was born.
I would rate this pattern Intermediate in difficulty because it involves working in several rows at a time to create the raised diamond design that stands out against the background of the other stitches. It takes 9 rows to complete the construction of the diamonds, so be patient and enjoy watching your diamonds come together. It’s a fun challenge with rewarding results! I’ve included large pictures with the instructions that I hope will give you visual examples to assist you in learning the new techniques.
This file comes with an additional download explaining how to create and sew a lining into your tote purse. Enjoy your crochet time and please write me with any questions or comments.
Sinfonia by Omega Yarn – 2 skeins or 400 yards approx. (Available at Creative Yarn Source)
OR Omega La Espiga size 18 nylon cord- 3 rolls
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
8 1-inch steel rings
1/2 yard of material for lining
Approximately 8″ Diameter X 10″ H
Dimensions will vary slightly based on weight of yarn used.
This listing is for a pattern only, not a completed product. You will receive instructions about how to make the product yourself. All crochet patterns are written in US crochet terms.