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Casual Crochet Shoulder Bag
Designed by Erin Elkins
Project may be made with Boye Pocket Guide: Teach Yourself Crochet.
Approx – approximately, beg – begin(ning), ch – chain, dc – double crochet, lp – loop, rem – remaining, rep – repeat, rnd – round, sk – skip, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet
Approximately 12" x 11" (not including handle)
15 sc for 17 rows = 4". Gauge is not critical for this project.
BODY OF BAG
SMALL (9") fits women’s sizes 6 - 7½
MEDIUM (9 1/2") fits women’s sizes 8 - 8½
LARGE (10") fits women’s sizes 9 - 10
Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, sc in each rem ch up to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, ?turn work to begin working on opposite side ?of ch, sc in each unworked lp of ch, sl st to ?first sc – 102 sc.
Rnd 2:Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc – 102 sc.
Rnd 3:Ch 3, (4 dc) in same sc, * sk 2 sc, ?(5 dc) in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * to within last 2 sc, sk 2 sc, sl st to top ?of beg ch-3 and into next 2 dc.
Rnd 4:Ch 1, sc in same dc, * (5 dc) in next sc, sc in third dc of 5-dc group, rep from * to within last sc, (5 dc), in last sc, sl st to first sc. .
Rnd 5:Ch 3, (4 dc) in same dc, * sc in third dc of 5-dc group, (5 dc) in next sc, rep from * to within last 5-dc group, sl st to top of beg ch-3 and into next 2 dc. Rep Rnds 4-5 until piece measures approximately 10" high, ending with Rnd 4..
Next Rnd:Ch 3, (2 dc) in same sc, * sk dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, (3 dc) in next sc, rep from * to within last 5-dc group, sk dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Next Rnd:Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc – 102 sc.Repeat previous rnd once more, fasten off.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn – 150 sc.
Row 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off after final row.
With tapestry needle, sew short edges of strap to bag with approximately 1" of strip inside bag, as shown in photo. Weave in all ends carefully.
Level of Difficulty: Easy