ONE-SKEIN HAND­BAG

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IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

12 inches wide x 71/2 inches tall

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Lion Brand Yarn Wool- Ease Thick & Quick su­per bulky ( su­per chunky) weight acrylic/ wool yarn ( 6 oz/ 106 yds/ 170g per skein):

1 skein # 135 spice • Size M/ N- 13/ 9mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • 41/2- inch D- shape wooden han­dles: 2

HAND­BAG Bot­tom

Row 1: Ch 30, shell ( see Spe­cial Stitch) in 3rd ch from hook ( sk chs count as first sc and ch- 1 sp), sk next 2 chs, [ shell in next ch, sk next 2 chs] 8 times, sc in last ch, turn. ( 9 shells) Row 2: Ch 1 ( see Pat­tern Notes), shell in each ch- 1 sp across, sc in beg ch- 1, turn. Rows 3–10: Rep row 2. At the end of row 10, do not fas­ten off.

Body

Rnd 1 ( RS): Now work­ing in rnds, work­ing across long edge of Bot­tom, ch 1 ( does not count as first sc), [ 3 sc in cor­ner st, work 24 sc evenly sp across long edge, 3 sc in cor­ner st, 6 sc evenly sp across ends of rows] twice, join ( see Pat­tern Notes) in beg sc. ( 72 sc) Rnd 2 ( RS): Ch 1, work­ing in back lp ( see Stitch Guide), sc in each st around, join in beg sc, turn. Rnd 3: Ch 1, shell in cen­ter cor­ner sc, sk next 2 sts, [ shell in next sc, sk next 2 sts] around, join in beg ch- 1. ( 24 shells) Rnd 4: Ch 1, shell in ch- 1 sp of each shell around, join in beg sc, turn. Rnds 5–12: Rep rnd 4. Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc dec ( see Stitch Guide) in next 2 ch- 1 sps, *[ shell in next ch- 1 sp] 6 times, sc dec in next 2 ch- 1 sps, [ shell in next ch- 1 sp] twice**, sc dec in next 2 ch- 1 sps, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg sc dec, turn. ( 16 shells, 4 dec) Rnd 14: Ch 1, *[ sc dec in next 2 ch- 1 sps, shell in each of next 6 shells] twice, join in beg sc, turn. ( 12 shells, 2 dec) Rnd 15: Ch 1, work­ing across side edge of Hand­bag, [ work 11 sc evenly sp across, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts ( cen­ter sts on end of Hand­bag), sc dec in next 2 sts] twice, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Fin­ish­ing

Thread yarn nee­dle with long dou­ble strand of yarn. Cen­ter first han­dle over 7 sc on side edge of Hand­bag, work­ing through sc sts and over straight edge of han­dle, sew han­dle to Hand­bag, se­cure. Fas­ten off. Rep for 2nd han­dle, on op­po­site side of Hand­bag.

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With just one skein of su­per chunky-weight yarn, you can cro­chet this sim­ple yet so­phis­ti­cated purse in no time. The lush tex­tured stitch pat­tern gives the bag stand­out ap­peal.

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