Free Crochet Pattern: Slushee Cup Drawstring Bag

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Recently, Michaels.com added online shopping to their site, which is pretty cool! But it looks like a lot of their knit and crochet patterns disappeared. I have no idea what the future of those patterns is, but you guys have been asking me to post some of the projects you are in the middle of! So here is the Slushee Cup Drawstring Bag pattern. I also now sell the finished item in my Etsy shop for those who don’t crochet.

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Stay cool poolside with this crocheted Slushee Drawstring Bag! It’s just big enough for you to throw in your phone, keys, sunnies, lip balm, and a little cash, so you can keep a light load while catching some rays.

I reused a takeout soup container to reinforce the inside of my project, but you can still use your Slushee without. You can customize your cup by choosing the word or phrase that you like best with felt cut-outs and fabric paint (I used a custom patch that I designed!). You can even add a real red straw accent!

 

 

 

 

Materials List

  • Crochet Hook, size I/5.5mm, or whatever size needed to obtain gauge
  • Loops & Threads™ Impeccable Brights™ in Popsicle Blue – 1 ball
  • Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ in Cherry and Aqua – 1 ball each
  • Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ in White – 5 yards
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • felt, Fabri-Tac fabric glue, and  fabric paint or embroidery thread to create the words “COOL,” or you can purchase my patch!
  • optional: reused 1-quart plastic takeout soup container (like this one (aff. link)), red drinking straw

 

Gauge

Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™: 14 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches

 

Abbreviations

BLO = back loops only
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated

 

Special Stitches

Sc2tog : “single crochet 2 together.” Insert hook into next st, YO, pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into next st, YO, pull through 1 loop. YO and pull through all 3 loops.

 

Notes

– When changing to a new color of yarn, work the last stitch in the old color until the last pull-through, then pull through with the new color.

– If your yarns become too twisted while alternating two colors, pull your hook out of the project and spin the project around to untwist the yarns. Re-insert your hook and continue.

 

Striped Cup

-You’ll be starting with the bottom of the cup.

-With Popsicle Blue, make magic ring, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

-At the end of each rnd, sl st to 1st st of rnd to join.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as 1st stitch of round), 10 hdc into ring. (10)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st. (20)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st. (40)

– Now you will begin to create the stripes of your cup.

– Ch 2 does not count as 1st stitch.

– When you drop the color you are not working with, you should carry it along.

– In order to make the stripes line up as straight as possible, start each round with ch 2 then place your first stitch in the next stitch — meaning, work your 1st hdc in the 2nd hdc of the previous row. Your stripes will still lean and swirl a little bit, but to a lesser degree. (Photo 1)

Blue Slushee 1

 

Rnd 6-8: Ch 2, 4 hdc evenly. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 4 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 4 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 4 hdc.] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (40)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 4 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 4 hdc.] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (45)

Rnds 10-12: Ch 2, 5 hdc evenly. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 4 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 5 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 4 hdc.] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (45)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, 5 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 5 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts.] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (50)

Rnd 14-16: Ch 2, 5 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 5 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 5 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 5 hdc] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (50)

Rnd 17: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 5 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 4 sts. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 5 hdc.] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (55)

Rnd 18-19: Ch 2, 6 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, join Cherry. 5 hdc. [Drop Cherry, pick up Popsicle Blue. 6 hdc. Drop Popsicle Blue, pick up Cherry. 5 hdc] 4 times. With Popsicle Blue sl st to 1st hdc to join. (55) Break off Popsicle Blue and Cherry. Weave in ends.

 

Blue Slushee

– With Aqua, ch 25.

– This piece will first look like a parallelogram or a rectangle with angled sides. When instructed, working in the back loops only (BLO) creates the ridges and texture.

Row 1: Sk 1st ch. Then 2 sc in next ch. 21 sc evenly. Sc2tog in last 2 chs. (24)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog through both loops. 21 sc evenly in BLO. 2 sc in last st through both loops. (24)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in 1st st. 21 sc evenly in BLO. Sc2tog through both loops. (24)

Rows 4: Repeat Row 2. (24)

– Throughout this piece, you will create 10 holes towards one end, alternating every 5th or 6th row. You’ll use these holes later to weave a drawstring through your purse.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in 1st st. 1 sc in both loops (will make the hole stronger). Ch 2 and sk 2 sc. 1 sc in both loops. 17 sc evenly in BLO. Sc2tog through both loops. (24)

Rows 6-10: Alternate Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2. (24)

Row 11: Repeat Row 5 to create a hole. (24)

Rows 12-15: Alternate Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 3. (24)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog through both loops. 17 sc evenly in BLO. 1 sc in both loops. Ch 2 and sk 2 sc. 1 sc in both loops. 2 sc in last st through both loops. (24)

Rows 17-21: Alternate Rows 3 & 2, ending with Row 3. (24)

Row 22: Repeat Row 16. (24)

Rows 23-26: Alternate Rows 3 & 2, ending with Row 2. (24)

Rows 27-48: Repeat Rows 5-26. (24)

Row 49: Repeat Row 5. (24)

Rows 50-54: Alternate Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2. (24)

Row 55: Repeat Row 5. (24)

-To form a tube, sl st or whipstitch Row 55 to Row 1. Break off and weave in ends. (Photo 2)

Blue Slushee 2

 

Drawstring

With Aqua, ch until your drawstring is approximately 22 inches long. Break off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly

1. You will attach Striped Cup to Blue Slushee by crocheting through both pieces with White, which also creates a white lip for the cup. You might want to start crocheting at the seam of both pieces, so that these seams line up and fall on the same side. Begin with Blue Slushee, holes facing down, and insert hook into a free stitch along the top edge of the tube. Then, with Striped Cup upside down, also insert hook into a free stitch at the mouth of the Cup. Now, join White and begin to sc through both pieces all the way around. For each stitch on Striped Cup, there will be 1 Row of Blue Slushee (both will equal 55). After working 55 sc to connect the pieces, sl st to 1st sc to join. Break off and weave in ends. (Photo 3)

Blue Slushee 3

2. Starting from the outside going in, weave Drawstring in and out of the holes at the top of Blue Slushee. Both ends should end up on the outside. Tie a knot to secure. (Photo 4)

Blue Slushee 4

3. Cut letters out of felt. I drew my letters freehand with a disappearing ink fabric marker, but you can also print out letters on regular paper and cut them out to use as stencils for your felt. Each letter should be about the same width as a colored stripe. My cup says “COOL,” but maybe your cup will say “CHILL OUT,” “SWEET,” or “ICE QUEEN!”

4. Outline each letter with black embroidery thread or black fabric paint. Add “frozen drip” details, if you wish.

5. If you have a plastic cup for the inside, insert it now before gluing the letters on to accommodate any stretching. Attach letters with Fabri-Tac™ and allow time to dry.

Blue Slushee Finished

6. If you want to stick a straw into the Blue Slushee, pinch one end of the straw to fit it through your stitches. You’ll be cutting this off, so it’s ok if it looks ugly! I left about 3 inches of straw on the outside of my bag and trimmed the end on the inside of the bag to about ¼ inch. I then applied a line of glue around the bits where the outside of the straw touched the crochet fabric.

 

 

*The instructions for this project are intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, re-distribute, or sell these instructions or the items you make using these instructions without my permission. Thank you!*

 

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87 Responses to Free Crochet Pattern: Slushee Cup Drawstring Bag

  1. AMENAH ALHASSAN says:

    Can I use this pattern for sale? I mean, make it and sell it

    • TwinkieChan says:

      Hi, yes, that’s fine. If you can credit me as the designer on hangtags or signage or online listings, that would be really appreciated.

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