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State Fair Backpack
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: 90271AD This striped backpack is a great alternative to a purse. Take it to school, the fair, the beach, or on vacation!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 36 in. (91.5 cm) Finished Depth 17 in. (43 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-108 Hometown USA Yarn: Washington Denim

Denim blue/black


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.87
Note: (A)

135-102 Hometown USA Yarn: Honolulu Pink

Classic rosy pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
8 sc + 8 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm). 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



BACKPACK
With A, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 16 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 32 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 48 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 56 sc at end of rnd.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 64 sc at end of rnd.


Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 72 sc at end of rnd.


Rnds 10-17: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

At end of Rnd 17, fasten off A.


Rnd 18: Join B with sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnds 19-25: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

At end of Rnd 25, fasten off B.


Rnd 26: Join A with sl st in first sc, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnds 27-30: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 31 (Eyelet Rnd): Ch 3, sk first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch - 18 ch-2 sps at end of rnd.


Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in each sc, working 2 sc in each ch-2 sp around - 72 sc at end of rnd.


Rnds 33 and 34: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



CORD

With A, ch 2; join with sl st in beg ch.

Work in a continuous spiral as follows: *work 1 sl st in next st; rep from * until Cord measures about 60 in.

(152.5 cm).

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave Cord through eyelets of Rnd 31, and bring both Cord ends to RS.

Pull Cord ends through, from RS to WS in space between sts, just below B stripe and in line with center point between Cords.

Knot Cord ends securely on inside of Backpack.


 Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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