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Crocheted Bag
Lion Brand® Chunky USA
Pattern Number: 20157-1

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
10 inches x 15 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

420-109 Chunky USA yarn: Flag Blue (discontinued) Medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.99
Note: (A)

420-113 Chunky USA yarn: Patriot Red (discontinued) Bright, true red.
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Note: (B)

420-100 Chunky USA yarn: Snowcap White (discontinued) Crisp white
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Estimated Price: $ 1.99
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet. 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

Solid Side

With A, ch 2.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook - 1 st.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn.

Work 3 sc in one sc - 3 sts.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn.

2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st - 5 sts.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn.

Work 1 sc in each st across - 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn.

1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st - 7 sts.
Row 6 Repeat Row 5.
Row 7 Repeat Row 4.

Continue repeating Rows 5, 6 and 7, inc 1 st each end every row for 2 rows and working 1 row even until piece edge measures approximately 10 inches across bottom, end after Row 7.

Mark end of this row for bottom edge.

Vertical Shaping

Rows 8 and 9 Ch 1, turn.

Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Work even.
Repeat Rows 8-10 until piece measures 15 inches along the side edge, end after Row 10.



Horizontal Top Shaping
Rows 11 and 12 With A, ch 1, turn.

Sc in first st, sc2tog, work to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Row 13 Work even.
Repeat Rows 11-13 until 5 sts rem.



Next Row Sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog.



Following Row Work even.



Last Row Work sc3tog.

Fasten off.



Striped Side

Work as above in following color sequence until piece measures same as solid side: (6 rows B; 6 rows C), end after 6 rows B.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

With RS facing, using matching colors, work 1 row sc along top edge of both pieces.

With WS facing, sew side and bottom seams invisibly.

Twisted Cord Cut 2 strands of A 10 yards long, fold in half.

Holding cut ends in one hand, insert pencil in folded end and twist the pencil until strands are taut.



Carefully bring knotted and open ends together and allow yarn to twist around itself, pulling at bottom (center) to keep even.

Knot all ends together at top and trim to match.

Sew to bag as pictured.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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