INTERMEDIATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
12 inches wide x 71/2 inches tall
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.