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From Head to Toe, Young to Old: 26 Knit and Crochet Accessories
Little Red Crochet Bag
By: Becca Smith for The BagSmith
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This little red crochet bag is the perfect accessory to add a punch to your Friday night outfit. For the beginning crocheter, this purse features the single stitch and is easy to make. Use it as a clutch for the holidays and be in the Christmas spirit.
Gauge: 3 sts per 1 inch
ch = chain
With size J crochet hook, ch 61.
Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, work sc in each stitch (60 sc). Slip stitch in beginning chain to form ring. Continue sc until tube measures 6 inches high. Note: It is not necessary to chain at end of each row - simply continue around tube.
When 4 stitches remain, ch 10, slip stitch newly formed chain to opposite side creating a loop, finish off.
Lay bag flat on a table. Attach the button to the middle front of the bag. Weave in all loose ends with the crochet hook.
Make two patches as follows:
Chain 15. In 2nd ch from hook, *sc in each stitch across, ch 2, turn*. Repeat from * until piece measures 6 in. high.
Whip stitch the bottom of the bag to the bottom of the body tube. Turn the bag inside out and whip stitch the base board to the bottom. Place drawstring liner inside and enjoy!
Shoulder Strap (Optional):
Crochet: Ch. 6 stitches. Sc in each ch beginning in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, turn. Repeat pattern for 40 in. Secure strap to inside of the baseboard and to top edge of bag.
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