Intermediate experience required.
Designed by Mary Jane Protus.
Bags measure 13" wide x 13" high.
CA = No. 7071 Irish Coffee with CB = No. 313 Aran
CA = No. 7075 Moss with CB = No. 633 Dark Sage
Crochet Hooks: 5.5mm [US Size I-9] and 5mm [US Size H-8]. Yarn needle.
GAUGE: 14 dc = 4"; 7 rows = 4" in dc with CA and larger hook or with CB and smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hooks to obtain the gauge.
FRONT: With larger hook and CA, ch 47.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 46 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last 4 sc; ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * 5 dc in sp, skip next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and ch-1 sp), skip sc and next dc, dc in next 3 dc, * ch 2, skip next 3 sts, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts; ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last sc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, skip next dc, sc in next dc, * 5 dc in next sp, skip next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to last sp; 2 dc in last sp, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip next 3 sts **, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; dc in next dc, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Rep Rows 3-6 four more times. Fasten off.
BACK: With larger hook and CA, ch 48.
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 46 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Rows 3-25: Rep Row 2. Fasten off.
FRONT LINING: With smaller hook and CB, ch 47. Work same as back over 45 sts.
STRAPS (Make 2): With larger hook and CA, ch 91.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 90 sc.
Rows 2 and 4: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc and in each sc across; turn.
Rows 3 and 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 5.
FINISHING: Sew right side of lining to wrong side of front at bottom edge. With wrong sides of front and bottom together, sew side and bot¬tom seams through all layers.
Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach CA at a side seam; ch 1, sc around entire top edge, working through both layers of front; join with a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off.
Sew each end of one strap to front as pictured; sew each end of second strap to the back. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
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