Textured Shoulder Bag




Materials:
7 Ounces Worsted Weight Yarn
Size I Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers
Fabric to line purse with [optional]

Notes: Notes: [TrC= Treble Crochet / DC= Double Crochet] The pattern consist of alternating front and back post treble crochets. It is a good idea to use stitch markers to mark where you increase and decrease since you use the post and stitch space from previous row.

To begin: Take up yarn and size I crochet hook. Create a 'magic circle' by wrapping the yarn twice in a circle (then working inside the circle) OR chain 3.

Round One: Work 12 DC in circle OR third chain from hook. Sl St to first. [12]

Round Two [increase in every stitch]:Ch 2. * Increase by working 1 DC in back loop of the next stitch and 1 TrC around the front post of the same stitch. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [24]

Round Three [increase in every other stitch]: Ch 2. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 DC in back loop of same. Front Post TrC around post of next.* 1 DC in back loop of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in back loop of same. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [36]

Round Four [increase in every third stitch]: Ch 2. 1 Back Post TrC in around post of next. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in back loop of same. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [48]

Round Five [increase in every fourth stitch]: Ch 2. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in front loop of same. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [60]

Round Six [increase in every fifth stitch]: Ch 2. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in front loop of same. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [72]

Round Seven [increase in every sixth stitch]: Ch 2. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in back loop of same. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [84]

Round Eight [increase in every seventh stitch]: Ch 2. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next and 1 DC in front loop of same. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [96]

Round Nine: Ch 2. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [96]

Round Ten: Ch 2. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [96]

Round Eleven - Seventeen: Repeat rounds nine and ten, ending with a row nine. [96]

Round Eighteen: Ch 2. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front TrC around post of next. Decrease 1 twice (see videos). * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [94]

Round Nineteen: Ch 2. *1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * Ten more times. Decrease 1 twice. ** 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from ** around. Sl St to first. [92]

Round Twenty: Ch. 2 *1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * Five more times. Decrease 1 twice. ** 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from ** around. Sl St to first. [90]

Round Twenty One: Ch. 2 * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. [90]

Round Twenty Two: Ch 2. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * Ten more times. Decrease 1 twice. ** 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from ** around. Sl St to first. [88]

Round Twenty Three: Ch 2. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * Five more times. Decrease 1 twice. ** 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from ** around. Sl St to first. [86]

Round Twenty Four: Ch 2. 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Decrease 1 twice. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * around. Sl St to first. Do Not tie off. [84]

For the Strap: (continue from last row)

Row One: Ch 2. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * until thirty two stitches have been made. Ch 2 and turn. [32]

Row Two: Decrease 1. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next, 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * to last 2. Decrease 1. Ch 2 and turn. [30]

Row Three: Decrease 1. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * three more times. Decrease 1 twice. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * to last two. Decrease 1. Ch 2 and turn. [26]

Row Four: Decrease 1. * 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. 1 Front Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * to last two. Decrease One. Ch 2 and turn. [24]

Row Five: Decrease 1. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * to last two. Decrease 1. Ch 2 and turn. [22]

Row Six - Seven: Repeat row five.[20] [18]

Row Eight: Decrease 1. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * two more times. Decrease 1 twice. ** 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from ** to last two. Decrease 1. Ch 2 and turn. [14]

Row Nine: Decrease 1. * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * to last two. Decrease 1. Ch 2 and turn. [12]

Row Ten - Eleven: Repeat row nine. [10] [8]

Row Twelve: * 1 Front Post TrC around post of next, 1 Back Post TrC around post of next. Repeat from * across. Ch 2 and turn. [8]

Row Thirteen - Eighteen (or length desired): Repeat rows Twelve and Thirteen. Tie off and weave in all ends. [8]


For the second Strap: Attach yarn into Tenth Stitch from where first row of first strap ended. Repeat from Row One for the first strap

To Finish: Attach yarn into any stitch at the top of purse and work a row of sc completely around; working roughly 2 sc in through side of each double crochet of straps. Tie off and weave in all ends. Measure, cut and sew liner to preferred size. Place inside and sew in place.



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