MES­SEN­GER BAG

Make a state­ment with this eye-catch­ing bag made with cot­ton worsted-weight yarn.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Edie Eck­man

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox­i­mately 14 inches wide x 10 inches high x 2 inches deep

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­roco Mod­ern Cot­ton worsted ( medium) weight yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 209 yds/ 100g per ball):

3 balls # 1651 Nar­ra­gansett • Sizes G/ 6/ 4mm and I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet

hooks or sizes needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

Size G hook: 14 sc = 4 inches Size I hook in pat­tern: 3 sts = 4 inches

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Front post tre­ble cro­chet (fptr): Yo twice, in­sert hook from front to back to front around post (see Stitch Guide) of st in­di­cated, draw lp through, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times.

FRONT

Foun­da­tion row ( WS): With size G hook, ch 44; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn. (43 sc)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc; sc in each sc to last 2 sc; 2 sc in next sc; sc in last sc, turn. (45 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Row 3: Rep row 1. (47 sc) Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Rep row 1. (49 sc) Rep row 2 un­til piece measures ap­prox­i­mately 10 inches from beg. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

BACK

Work same as Front un­til piece measures same as Front. Do not fas­ten off.

FLAP

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc; [ sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc; sc in next 6 sc] twice; sc dec in next 2 sc; sc in next 5 sc; [sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc] twice; sc dec in next 2 sc; sc in last 3 sc, turn. (43 sc)

Note: Mark first and last st to in­di­cate beg of Flap.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Rep row 2 un­til piece measures ap­prox­i­mately 2 inches from beg, end­ing with a WS row. Change to I hook.

BOR­DER

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as a dc on this and fol­low­ing rows), dc in each rem sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc and in 3rd ch of turn­ing ch-3, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, * fptr (see Spe­cial Stitch) around next dc on 2nd row be­low; on work­ing row, sk sc be­hind fptr, dc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and in 3rd ch of turn­ing ch-3.

Row 5: Ch 3; *dc in next sc, fptr around next st on 2nd row be­low; on work­ing row, sk sc be­hind fptr; rep from * to last 2 sc; dc in last 2 sc, turn.

Bor­der Shap­ing

Row 1 ( WS): Ch 1, sc in first 31 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. Row 2: Ch 1, * fptr around next dc on 2nd row be­low; on work­ing row, sk sc be­hind fptr, dc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 21 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Row 4: Ch 1; *dc in next sc, fptr around next st on 2nd row be­low, on work­ing row, sk sc be­hind fptr; rep from * to last 2 sc; dc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1; sc in each st to ch-1 turn­ing ch; sc in sp formed by turn­ing ch-1, hdc in same st on row 4 as last sc of row 5 made, sc in each rem un­worked st on row 5 to turn­ing ch-1; sc in sp formed by turn­ing ch-1, hdc in same st on row 2 as last sc of row 3 made, sc in each rem un­worked st on to turn­ing ch-1; sc in sp formed by turn­ing ch-1, hdc in same st on row 5 of Bor­der as last sc of row 1 made, sc in each rem un­worked st on row 5. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

GUSSET/ STRAP

Row 1 (RS): With size G hook, ch 253; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn. (252 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. Rep row 2 un­til piece measures ap­prox­i­mately 2 inches wide. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a 10- inch end. Weave in other end.

ASSEM­BLY

Sew short ends of Gusset/ Strap tog. Plac­ing seam at cen­ter bot­tom of Bag, pin edge of Gusset/ Strap to lower and side edges of Front. With RS of Front fac­ing you and with size G hook, sc Front to edge of Gusset/ Strap. Pin rem edge of Gusset/Strap to Back be­tween mark­ers. With RS of Back fac­ing you, sc Back to edge of Gusset/ Strap; con­tin­u­ing on Flap only, sc evenly spaced along edges of flap. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

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