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Oriental Envelope Bag
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 40444

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
11 inches wide x 8 1/4 inches high [28 x 21.5 cm]

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



640-143 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Claret

Deep purplish red

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98

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

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

Additional Materials
Jo-Ann "Sew Essentials inches Rattan Purse Handles, SKU 33804 10485 Wrights "Frog Closure inches, 1922610001 Sewing needle and thread to match
8 stitches + 9.5 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.



Chain 23.

Row 1 Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across - 22 stitches.

Chain 1, turn.

Repeat Row 1 until there are 42 rows total.

Decrease Row Insert hook into first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook - single crochet 2 together made; single crochet in each stitch to last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together.

Repeat Decrease Row until 2 stitches remain.

Single crochet 2 together.

Do not fasten off.


Chain 1, make 3 single crochets in last stitch, sc evenly along side of flap to first Decrease Row, 2 single crochet in side of Decrease Row, single crochet evenly along side, 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet across bottom, 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet evenly along other side, 2 single crochet in first Decrease Row, single crochet evenly along remaining side of flap, join with slip stitch in top of first single crochet.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


Fold bottom edge up to match Row 40 of Bag (wrong sides together).

Pin sides; sew sides together with sewing thread through single crochet edges.

Fold flap over; sew frog closure on flap and front of Bag to correspond.

Sew 1 handle only to top of Bag, using 1 strand of yarn and large-eyed, blunt needle.

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