8.12.2015

Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Materials:
Yarn: Sugar’n Cream Cotton
Hook: 5 mm
Size 11 inches wide, 14 inches tall and 12 inch strap
Pattern:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Large Shell (lg sh) 7 dc in same st
Small Shell (sm sh) 5 dc in same st
With first color, ch 3 (counts as ch 1 + 1st hdc).
Round 1: Work 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join — 8 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), work 1 hdc in same st as join, work 2 hdc in remaining sts around, join — 16 hdc.
Round 3:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next, rep from * around, join — 24 hdc.
Round 4:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around, join — 32 hdc.
Round 5:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around, join — 40 hdc.
Round 6:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around, join — 48 hdc.
Round 7: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * around, join — 56 hdc.
Round 8:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, rep from * around, join — 64 hdc.
Round 9: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, rep from * around, join — 72 hdc.
Round 10: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, rep from * around, join — 80 hdc.
Round 11: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, rep from * around, join — 88 hdc.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, * skip 3 sts, lg sh in next st, skip 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Round 13:  With new color, ch 1 in fourth dc of lg shell, sc in same st. * lg sh in next sc, sc in fourth dc of lg sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Rounds 14 to 24: Changing colors with each round, repeat round 13.
Round 25: With same color as last round, ch 1 in fourth dc of lg shell, sc in same st. * sm sh in next sc, sc in fourth dc of lg sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Round 26: Ch 1 in third dc of sm shell, sc in same st. * sm sh in next sc, sc in third dc of sm sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join. – 11 shells.
Round 27 to 28: Repeat round 26.
Round 29: Ch 1 in third sm sh, sc in same st, sc in next, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Continue on (sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc, hdc), rep around, slip st into beginning st, join.
Round 30: Ch 3, dc in each st around, slip st into beginning st, join.
Strap
Row 1: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next 7 sts, turn — 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, turn — 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next 5 sts, turn — 6 sts.
Rows 4 through 55: Repeat Row 3; add additional rows if longer strap is desired.
Row 56: Ch 2, 2 hdc  in next, work 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last — 8 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew strap to other side of bag.
Cera Boutique – Vicky Brehm 2015

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