Materials: 4 balls – Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Cherry, 3.5 oz./100gm (#4ww) 50% cotton/50% AcrylicCrochet Hook: USA size 10/J 6mmYarn Needle
Size: Approximately - Bag 9” wide x 10” high, Strap 28” to 29”.
Note: Bag is worked in rounds and in one piece, including strap. Rounds are worked continuously and not joined. Use a marker to mark the beginning stitch of each round, and move up as work progresses.Abbreviations: ch = chain, slst = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, (mm) = move marker into stitch just worked.
Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, (working around corner) sc 3 more times in last ch, “do not turn” (working across back side of ch) sc in next ch and in each ch across, sc in last ch 2 more times (56 sc in round)
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc of rnd 1, (mm), sc in next 25 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc (increase made), sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc (increase made) (56 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in first sc of next rnd, (mm), sc in next 55 sc, (56 sc)
Rnd 4 – Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 10: Sc in first sc of next rnd, (mm), *dc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat around (26 sc & 26 dc)
Rnd 11: Dc in first sc of next rnd, (mm), *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, repeat around (26 sc & 26 dc)
Rnd 12: Sc in first dc of next rnd, (mm), *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, repeat around (26 sc & 26 dc)
Rnd 13 – 18: Repeat Rnd 11 and 12, 3 times each.
Rnd 19: Sc in each sc and each dc around.
Rnd 20 – 27: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 28: Repeat Rnd 10.
Rnd 29 – 34: Repeat Rnd 11 and 12, 3 times each.
Rnd 35: Repeat Rnd 19.
Rnd 36 – 43: Repeat Rnd 20 – 27. Do not end off, continue with strap
Slst in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn work, sc in same st as ch 1, Ch 76
Working in rows,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across to Bag edge, sc in next sc on Bag edge.
Row 2: Slst in next sc on Bag edge, turn strap and sc in each sc across strap row, ch 1, turn
Row 3: Sc in each sc across strap to Bag edge, sc in slst at Bag edge,
Row 4 - 5: Repeat Row 2 and 3, Do not end off
Fold and sew together the strap edge by slip stitching every sc on row 1 and row 6 together across strap, then lay strap flat on other side of purse, right sides together and slip stitch strap and purse side together, end off and weave in ends.