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Fun in the Sun Bag
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick® - Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50396
Cheerful little flowers decorate this handy tote -- so convenient for the beach!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
15 1/4 inches x 14 1/4 inches [39.5 x 37 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

950-107 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Periwinkle DISCONTINUED Medium blue with lavender overtones
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.90
Alternative Quantity: (A)

210-113 Lion Suede Yarn: Scarlet A brilliant, vibrant red.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89
Alternative Quantity: (B)

210-098 Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru Pale, champagne beige.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89
Alternative Quantity: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
First 2 rnds of Centerpiece = 3 1/4" [9 cm] diameter. Centerpiece = 6" [15 cm] diameter. 12 dc + 4 rows = 4" [10 cm] with A. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc decrease) Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.

Yo, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



CENTERPIECE - Make 2
With A, ch 5; join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Work 10 sc in ring; join with slip st in back loop of first sc - 10 sc.
Rnd 2 Working in back loops only, ch 3, dc in first sc, *3 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending with 3 dc in last sc; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 25 sts.
Rnd 3 Working in back loops only, ch 3, dc in first st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beg ch - 50 sts.

Fasten off.



SIDE
Place 2 Centerpieces tog so that right sides face out.

Designate Front and Back.

To make sides of Bag, work in rows as follows, joining at end of rows to front loops of sts on Back and back loops of sts on Front.
Foundation Ch Join A in back loop of any st in Rnd 3 of Front, ch 28, slip st in front loop of any st in Rnd 3 of Back.
Row 1 (RS) Ch 1, sc in first 2 ch of Foundation Ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, dc in each of next 20 ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of last 2 ch, slip st in back loop of same st as joining in Rnd 3 of Front, slip st in back loop of next dc; turn.
Row 2 (WS) Working in back loops of sts in last row of Side, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, slip st in front loop of next dc of Back, slip st in front loop of next dc; turn.
Row 3 Working in back loops of sts in last row of Side, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, slip st in back loop of next dc of Front, slip st in back loop of next dc; turn.
Rows 4-31 Repeat Rows 2-3 (14 times).

Fasten off.



FIRST STRAP Row 1 (RS)
With RS facing, skip first 3 dc on top edge of Front Centerpiece, join A in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, hdc in each of next 3 dc, sc in each of next 2 dc, hdc in each of next 3 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; turn, leaving remaining sts unworked - 12 sts.


Rows 2-4 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog in last 2 sts; turn - 6 sts at end of Row 4.


Rows 5-6 Ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn.

Fasten off.



SECOND STRAP Work as for First Strap across remaining sts on top edge of Back Centerpiece.

Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch [15 cm] tail for sewing.



FLOWER - Make 10, 5 with B and 5 with C
Leaving a tail for sewing, ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Work 11 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc - 11 sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in end.

With an 8 inches [20.5 cm] length of opposite color, work a cross stitch in the center of each Flower.



FINISHING Working through back loops of sts, using large-eyed blunt needle and tail, sew ends of Straps tog.

Weave in ends.

Arrange Flowers as desired and tie on with tails.

With 2 strands Lion Suede held tog, add stitches below Front Centerpiece as pictured using a simple running st.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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