Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Chunky Bag
Lion Brand® BIG
Pattern Number: 50145
Crochet: BeginnerOur bold beautiful shoulder bag totes all your essentials in style.

Measuring a roomy 14"x11", it sports plenty of space and secures with one button.

Uses 3 hanks BIG #113 Colossal Cherry and 1 hank #202 Spectacular Sunset.

Exclusive.Requires size P-15(10mm) hook and one 1" button.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
14 inches wide x 11 inches tall [35.5 x 28 cm], excluding handles

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

230-113 BIG Yarn: Colossal Cherry Bright, true red
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.97

230-202 BIG Yarn: Spectacular Sunset DISCONTINUED Red, orange, purple and aqua
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15.75)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.70


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
6 sc = 4” [10 cm] on smaller hook. Rnds 1-2 = 2 1/2" [6.5 cm] in diameter. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
BAG

With smaller hook and A, ch 16.

Rnd 1 (RS): 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 13 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 13 ch, sc in ch holding first 2 sc; join with slip st in first sc – 32 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc – 38 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc – 46 sc.

Rnds 4-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in sc, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc – 23 ch1-spaces.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off A.

Rnd 8: With RS facing and smaller hook, join B in center ch1-space on opposite side from joining of last rnd, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each ch1-space around; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off B.

Rnd 9: With RS facing and smaller hook, join A in center sc on opposite side from joining of last rnd, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnds 10-11: Repeat Rnd 7.

Fasten off A Rnds 12-19: Repeat Rnds 8-11.

Do not fasten off at end of Rnd 19.

Rnd 20: Slip st in first ch1-space, *ch 3, slip st in next ch1-space; repeat from * around, ending with slip st in first sc of Rnd 19.

Fasten off A.

Weave in ends.


FINISHING

Choose Front and Back of Bag.

Sew Button to inside edge of center Back.

Use corresponding center ch3-space on Front for button loop.



STRAP

With larger hook and 1 strand each of A and B held together, leaving a tail for sewing, ch 65.

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew one end of Strap to wrong side on each side of Bag.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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