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Shaggy Bag
Lion Brand® Fancy Fur - Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50307
Get your hands on some fun! Our fabulously furry shoulder bag adds a fantastic finish to any outfit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
9" wide x 6" high [23 x 15 cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 9, 2006)
Pattern specifies too much Lion Suede and too little Fancy Fur. Correct quantities are: - LION BRAND Fancy Fur 3 balls #258 Stormy Sea (A) or color of your choice - LION BRAND Lion Suede 1 ball #153 Ebony (B) or color of your choiceThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

220-257 Fancy Fur Yarn: Stormy Sea Black fur with aqua, lime green and medium blue accents.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97
Note: (A)

210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony Velvety black, soft as night.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Size 11 Double-pointed Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 0.01


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
4 1/4 inch x 8 1/4 inch [11.5 x 21.5 cm] piece of cardboard 5 1/4 inch x 9 1/4 inch [14 x 24 cm] piece of lining fabric 5 1/4 inch x 9 1/4 inch [14 x 24 cm] piece of low-loft quilter's batting Water-resistant fabric glue One 1-inch [25 mm] button (JHB #37518 shown)
GAUGE:
8 sts + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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.

NOTES:
Bag is knit with 1 strand each of A and B held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 18 sts.
Rows 1-5 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 6 (WS) K 1, k2tog, k 12, k2tog, k 1 - 16 sts.
Rows 7-11 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 12 K 1, k2tog, k 10, k2tog, k 1 - 14 sts.
Rows 13-17 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 18 K 1, k2tog, k 8, k2tog, k 1 - 12 sts.
Bind off.



BACK
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 18 sts.
Rows 1-18 Work as for Front - 12 sts.
Row 19 (RS) Purl.
Row 20 Knit, marking each end of row with split ring marker.
Row 21 Purl.
Row 22 K 1, k2tog, k 6, k2tog, k 1 - 10 sts.
Rows 23-25 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 26 K 1, k2tog, k 4, k2tog, k 1 - 8 sts.
Rows 27-29 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 30 K 1, k2tog, k 2, k2tog, k 1 - 6 sts.
Rows 31-33 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 34 K3tog, yarn over (for buttonhole), k3tog - 3 sts.
Row 35 Purl.
Bind off.



GUSSET
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1-5 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 6 (WS) K 1, M1, k 4, M1, k 1 - 8 sts.
Rows 7-11 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 12 K 1, M1, k 6, M1, k 1 - 10 sts.
Rows 13-17 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 18 Knit, marking each end of row with split ring marker.
Work even in Reverse St st until piece measures 9" [23 cm] from markers for Base, marking each end of last row with split ring marker.

Continue for second side as follows:
Rows 1-5 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 6 K 1, k2tog, k 4, k2tog, k 1 - 8 sts.
Rows 7-11 Work in Reverse St st.
Row 12 K 1, k2tog, k 2, k2tog, k 1 - 6 sts.
Rows 13-17 Work in Reverse St st.
Bind off.



STRAP
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog and double-pointed needles, cast on 5 sts.

*Do not turn work.

Slide sts to other end of needle and, pulling yarn across back of work, k 5.

Repeat from * until cord measures 30" [76 cm].

Bind off.



FINISHING
Wrap the quilter's batting and the lining fabric around 1 side of the cardboard and, using water-resistant fabric glue, affix the seam allowance to the underside of the cardboard.

Apply more glue to the underside of the cardboard, including the seam allowance, and affix between the markers on the wrong side of the Gusset.



Cut 80 strands, each 6" [15 cm] long of A and B for Fringe.

Using 1 strand of each yarn for each Fringe, fold in half to form a loop.

Insert crochet hook into edge of Front and edge of Gusset and pull loop through.

Draw ends of fringe through loop and tighten.

Attach fringe evenly spaced around edges of Bag, securing seams.

Work evenly spaced around edges of Front Flap.
Sew Strap to top edges of Gusset with large-eyed, blunt needle and B.



Sew button to Front of Bag opposite buttonhole.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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