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Envelope Bag
Lion Brand® Color Waves - Lion® Bouclé
Pattern Number: 40441

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
11 1/4 inches wide x 7 inches high [29 x 18 cm]

PUBLISHED IN: Crochet Fantasy, Crochet! Magazine, Interweave Knits, knit.1, Learn To Crochet Digest, Simply Creative Crochet, Vogue Knitting


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red Warm, luscious reds and burgundy with a touch of blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (MC = main color)

930-212 Lion Boucle Yarn: Popsicle Orange, raspberry, purple and dark grape
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (CC = contrasting color)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread to match 1 7/8-inch [21 mm] snap closure
GAUGE:
9.5 stitches + 10 rows = 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

Body
With MC, chain 29.

Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across - 28 stitches.

Chain 1, turn.



Work even in single crochet over these stitches until 14 inches [35.5 cm] from beginning.

Flap Shaping

Decrease Row (Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop) twice, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook - single crochet 2 together made, sc to last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together.



Repeat Decrease Row until 2 stitches remain.

Single crochet 2 together.

Do not fasten off.

FINISHING

Edging

Make 3 single crochet in last single crochet, single crochet evenly along side of Flap, work 2 single crochet in first Decrease Row, single crochet evenly along side of Body, 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet across beginning chain edge, 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet along other side, work 2 single crochet in first Decrease Row, single crochet across edge of Flap, ending join with slip stitch in top of first single crochet.

Fasten off.

Fold bottom of Bag up to base of flap.

With sewing needle and thread, sew sides of Bag together.

Fold flap over; sew snap on underside of flap and corresponding spot on front of Bag.

Fringe

Wrap CC around a 2 inches [5 cm] piece of cardboard; cut ends on one side to create fringe.

Fold each in half and use crochet hook to draw fold through first single crochet at bottom edge of Bag, forming a loop.

Pull ends of fringe through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Make a fringe in each sc at bottom edge of Bag.

Trim fringe evenly.

Strap
With CC, chain 4.

Row 1 Single crochet into 2nd chain from hook and each chain across; chain 1, turn.

Repeat Row 1 until Strap is 22 inches [56 cm] long or desired length.

Sew 1 inches [2.5 cm] of Strap securely to back of Bag on either side, horizontally along fold.

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