Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Prism Bag
Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern Number: 40458

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
9" wide x 7" high x 6" deep [23 x 18 x 15 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red Warm, luscious reds and burgundy with a touch of blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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
Two 4 1/4 in. [11.5 cm] diameter round plastic lids (coffee can type) Pointed tip craft scissors or curved nail scissors Emery board or fine sandpaper
GAUGE:
10 sc + 11 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
The body of this bag is a rectangle, the ends are 2 triangles, and 2 round handles are attached with self casings.

Coffee can lids are used for handle shapes.


INSTRUCTIONS



HANDLE - Make 2
Carefully cut out the flat center part of clean, dry plastic lid, leaving a 1/2" [6 mm] wide rim and the lip around the outer edge.

Smooth away any rough spots.



HANDLE COVER - Make 2

Join yarn around Handle, ch 1, sc closely and evenly around ring (about 110 sc); join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends into back of Handle.

BAG END - Make 2

Rnd 1 (RS) Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc - 6 sc.



Rnd 2 (RS) Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 12 sc.



Rnd 3 (WS) Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 18 sc.



Rnd 4 (RS) Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 24 sc.



Rnd 5 (WS) Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 30 sc.



Rnd 6 (RS) Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 36 sc.



Rnd 7 (WS) Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 5 sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 42 sc.



Rnd 8 (RS) Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, [3 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 7 sc; join with slip st in first sc; turn - 48 sc.



Mark center sc of one 3-sc corner for top dead center.

BODY

Ch 24.

Row 1 (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 23 sc.



Row 2 (RS) Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.



Rows 3-48 Repeat Row 2.



Do not fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

With RS of Body facing, rotate to work across one long edge.

With WS of Body and 1 Bag End facing, match first sc row edge of Body with marked top dead center sc of End.

Ch 1, working through both thickness, matching row-end sts of Body and sts of Bag End all around, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc - 48 sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat on other side of Body, joining other Bag End.

Weave in ends.

HANDLE CASING

Row 1 With WS of Bag facing, working across opposite side of foundation ch of Body, join yarn in first ch, ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 ch, sc in each of next 19 ch, sc2tog in last 2 ch; turn - 21 sts.



Thread a length of scrap yarn on a large-eyed, blunt needle and weave in and out of stems of sts in Row 1 to mark row.

Rows 2-6 Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts; turn - 11 sc at end of Row 6.



Row 7 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.



Rows 8-12 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn - 21 sc at end of Row 12.



Do not fasten off.

JOINING ROW

Hold last loop on hook, cut yarn, leaving a 1 yd [1 m] tail.

Fold Casing in half to outside of Bag, passing hook, loop and feeder yarn through center of 1 Handle.

Match 21 sc of Row 12 with 21 marked sts in Row 1.

Working through double thickness, *insert hook in next sc in Row 12, insert hook around front post of next marked sc in Row 1, yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook (slip st made); repeat from * across.

Fasten off.

Repeat Handle Casing and Joining Row on other side of opening.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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