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Free Crochet Pattern: Shoulder Bag

Lion Brand® Chenille Sensations
Pattern #: 543
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
8 inches x 9 inches


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Chenille Sensations

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 730-402: Chenille Sensations Yarn: Milan (Discontinued)
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Chenille Sensations
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Chenille Sensations (Article #730). 100% acrylic; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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•  730-402 Chenille Sensations Yarn: Milan (Discontinued)
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Shoulder Bag

Lion Brand® Chenille Sensations


16 hdc and 12 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] 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


Work is done in continuous rnds with no joining.
To inc 1 sc: Work 2 sc in same st.
To dec 1 hdc: (Insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

PURSETTE: Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc (12 sc).
Rnd 3: Sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc *, rep from * to * around, end 2 sc in last sc (18 sc).
Rnd 4: Sc in first 2 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc *, rep from * to * around, end 2 sc in last sc (24 sc).
Rnds 5-11: Work in sc inc 6 sc evenly spaced on each rnd (66 sc on Rnd 11).
Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc in back loop of each sc around.
Rnds 13-32: Hdc in each hdc around. Leave work on hold.

FLAP: Place a marker on 11th st from end of rnd, cont counting 23 more sts from marker and place a second marker. Return to work. Ch2, turn.
Row 1: : Work in hdc over next 21 sts, Ch2 turn.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: Work in hdc over 21 sts inserting hook under all loops of each hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 & 5 : Hdc in each of the 21 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 7, 9 & 11: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc, dec 1 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 8, 10 & 12: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc inserting hook under all loops of each hdc, dec 1 hdc (9 sts rem). Fasten off.

FRONT PLEAT: Count 4 sts each side of each marker. Fold under in a neat pleat at each marker and secure pleat with a few pins. Join yarn at beg of flap and sc along edge, working through all 3 thicknesses to hold pleat in place (8 sts), cont in sc around side edge of flap ending at the 9 sts at top edge; working along top edge sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts (buttonhole), sc in next 3 sts; then sc along other side edge of flap to beg of rnd, join with 1 sl st, ch 1. Do not turn. Work 1 row reverse sc, working from left to right, around entire edge, join with sl st. Fasten off.

STRAP: Ch 151.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch. Fasten off. Attach strap at each side of flap. Sew on button on 7th row from top edge at center of pleat.

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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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Shoulder Bag Reviewed by Erika Aoyama on 2012-12-16 *****
Great pattern.
The best looking bag I ever made!

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