Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Furry Striped Bag
Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 50062
This stylish little handbag is lined in Chenille Thick & Quick;with outside panels of striped Fun Fur.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
10 inches x 9 inches [25.5 x 23 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-304 Fun Fur Yarn: Night Sky Stripes

Stripes of black, iron gray, and dark gray.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.98
Note: (MC)

950-153 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Black DISCONTINUED Elegant, velvety black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.95
Note: (CC)

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


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
7/8-inch [22 mm] black button Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
8 sc + 6.5 rows = 4" [10 cm] with CC on larger hook. 13 sts + 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Overlay pattern with MC on smaller hook. 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
LINER
Starting at bottom edge, with larger hook and B, ch 21.
Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 20 sc.
Rows 2-29 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Mark center 2 sts of last row.

Fasten off.



OVERLAY
Starting at bottom edge, with smaller hook and A, ch 32.
Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn - 10 ch2-spaces.
Rows 2-58 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, skip next ch2-space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.



Fasten off.



ASSEMBLY
Rnd 1 With WS of Overlay and Liner facing, Overlay side up, work through double thickness with larger hook: Join B in top left corner, ch 1, work across side, sc in first row-end st of both layers, work through every other row-end st of Overlay and of Liner, sc across side edge, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner; work across bottom, sc evenly across, work 2 sc in each ch2-space of Overlay into each corresponding ch of Liner foundation, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner; work across other side through every other row-end st of Overlay of Liner, sc across side edge, (sc, ch 2, sc) in top right corner; work across top edge, sc across to first marked st, ch 14, slip st in 10th ch from hook, ch 4 for button loop, sc in remaining sts of top, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.



Fold Bag in half, with Overlay on outside.

Sew button centered on Front to correspond with loop, 2" [5 cm] below top edge.



STRAP/SIDES
Note This piece will serve as both the sides of the Bag and as the Strap.
With larger hook and B, ch 70.
Rnd 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to end, 3 sc in last ch; work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, 2 sc in last ch; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
With Bag folded, Overlay on outside, position Strap/Sides piece on either side between side edges, ends at fold, do not to twist (pin for easier sewing).

With large-eyed, blunt needle and B, sew one end of Strap to each side, working from top opening, down to fold, around, and back up on each side.

Fold Strap in half at center, sew sides of Strap together 3" [7.5 cm] at top below fold.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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