Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Hobo Bag
Lion Brand® Cotton Thick & Quick
Pattern Number: ckct-hoboBag

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
35 inches at widest point

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

720-131 Cotton Thick & Quick Yarn: Fern Green (discontinued) DISCONTINUED A faster, easier cotton yarn because it's a super chunky weight, and it comes in same wonderful colors as worsted weight Kitchen Cotton (Art. No. 760). 100% Pure Cotton in a super chunky yarn that works up quickly and easily. Solids: 7 oz. balls. Multi-colors: 6 oz. balls. Solid colors of Cotton Thick & Quick have 92 yards, 79 yards for multi-colors

Gauge:
Knit: 9 St st and 12 rows = 4" on size 13 needles
Crochet: 8 sc and 10 rows = 4" on size K hook
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

GAUGE:
6 sc = 4" [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.

NOTES:
To 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



BAG:
Ch 2 and close into a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 7 dc in ring (8 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *2 dc into space bet next 2 sts; rep from * around (16 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in next space bet 2 sts, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around (24 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 2 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around (32 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, dc in each space around, end sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 3 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around (40 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 4 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around (48 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 7 spaces, 2 dc in next space; rep from * around (54 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Rows 9-12: Rep Row 5.Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 8 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 spaces; rep from * around (50 dc), sl st into space bet beg ch and next dc to join, turn.

Row 14: Rep Row 5.

Row 15: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, *dc in each of next 3 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 spaces; rep from * around (42 dc), sl st into space bet ch and beg dc to join, turn.

Row 16: Rep Row 5.

First Shoulder Strap: Row 17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 10 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space (14 dc), turn without working rem sts.

Row 18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 8 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space (12 dc), turn.

Row 19: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 6 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space (10 dc), turn.

Row 20: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space (8 dc), turn.

Row 21: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 spaces, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next space (6 dc), turn.

Row 22: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in 2nd st and each st across (5 sts), turn.

Rep Row 22, 6 times more or desired length for strap to shoulder.

Fasten and end off.Second Shoulder Strap: Skip next 6 spaces from last st worked on Row 17, join yarn in next space, ch 3 and work as for First Shoulder Strap to end of last row, do not fasten off, ch 1 and proceed with finishing.

FINISHING: With WS tog, sc across strap ends to seam.

Fasten off.

With RS facing, sc evenly around both edges of Shoulder Straps.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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