Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Easy Crocheted Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 30107 Quick to crochet, this bag is great as a purse, or to use as a beach tote or market bag.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
35 inches at widest

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-146 Lion Cotton Yarn: Fuchsia

Bright fuchsia pink.


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
13 sts = 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:
Dec 1 dc (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOTE

Ch 3 and close into a ring with 1 slip st in first ch.

Row 1 Ch 3 (Note Ch 3 at beg of each row counts as 1 dc), 11 more dc in ring - 12 dc, slip st into space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 2 Ch 3, dc in same space, *2 dc in space between next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 3 Ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in space between next 2 sts, 2 dc in space between next 2 sts; rep from * around - 36 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 4 Ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each of next 2 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around - 48 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 5 Ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each of next 3 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around - 60 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 6 Ch 3, dc in each dc around, end slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 7 Ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each of next 4 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around - 72 dc; slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 8 Ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each of next 7 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around - 81 dc; slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Rows 9-18 Repeat Row 6.



Row 19 Ch 3, dc in same space, dc in each of next 5 spaces, *dec 1 dc in next 2 spaces, dc in each of next 7 spaces; rep from * around - 72 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 20 Repeat Row 6.



Row 21 Ch 3, dc in same space, dc in each of next 5 spaces, *dec 1 dc in next 2 spaces, dc in next 5 spaces; rep from * around - 62 dc, slip st in space between beg ch and next dc to join, turn.



Row 22 Repeat Row 6.



FIRST HANDLE

Row 23 Ch 3, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 19 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space - 23 dc.

Turn without working remaining sts.



Row 24 Ch 3, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 17 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space, turn.



Row 25-30 Rep Row 23, working 2 less sts between decs at each end.

There will be 9 sts total after completing Row 30.



Row 31 Ch 3, dc in each of 8 dc, turn.



Rows 32-45 Rep Row 31 for 14 times.

Fasten off.



SECOND HANDLE

Skip 6 spaces from last stitch worked on Row 22, join yarn in next space, ch 3 and work as for First Handle.

FINISHING

From wrong side, sew top of handles tog invisibly.

With right side facing, sc evenly around both edges of handles.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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