Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Shoulder Bag
Lion Brand® Chenille Sensations
Pattern Number: 543

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
8 inches x 9 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

730-402 Chenille Sensations Yarn: Milan (Discontinued) Dark Magenta, purple and green
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.90

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

GAUGE:
16 hdc and 12 rows = 4 inches [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.

NOTES:
Work is done in continuous rnds with no joining.
To inc 1 sc: Work 2 sc in same st.
To dec 1 hdc: (Insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



PURSETTE: Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc (12 sc).
Rnd 3: Sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc *, rep from * to * around, end 2 sc in last sc (18 sc).
Rnd 4: Sc in first 2 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc *, rep from * to * around, end 2 sc in last sc (24 sc).
Rnds 5-11: Work in sc inc 6 sc evenly spaced on each rnd (66 sc on Rnd 11).
Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc in back loop of each sc around.
Rnds 13-32: Hdc in each hdc around.

Leave work on hold.

FLAP: Place a marker on 11th st from end of rnd, cont counting 23 more sts from marker and place a second marker.

Return to work.

Ch2, turn.
Row 1: : Work in hdc over next 21 sts, Ch2 turn.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: Work in hdc over 21 sts inserting hook under all loops of each hdc.

Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 & 5 : Hdc in each of the 21 hdc.

Ch 2, turn.
Rows 7, 9 & 11: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc, dec 1 hdc.

Ch 2, turn.
Rows 8, 10 & 12: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc inserting hook under all loops of each hdc, dec 1 hdc (9 sts rem).

Fasten off.

FRONT PLEAT: Count 4 sts each side of each marker.

Fold under in a neat pleat at each marker and secure pleat with a few pins.

Join yarn at beg of flap and sc along edge, working through all 3 thicknesses to hold pleat in place (8 sts), cont in sc around side edge of flap ending at the 9 sts at top edge; working along top edge sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts (buttonhole), sc in next 3 sts; then sc along other side edge of flap to beg of rnd, join with 1 sl st, ch 1.

Do not turn.

Work 1 row reverse sc, working from left to right, around entire edge, join with sl st.

Fasten off.

STRAP: Ch 151.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch.

Fasten off.

Attach strap at each side of flap.

Sew on button on 7th row from top edge at center of pleat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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