July 7, 2017

Modest Grey Cross Body Bag


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Materials:
Worsted Weight (WW) yarn (For this project, I recommend wool or wool-blend yarn for its water resistant properties)
size H (5mm) crochet hook
yarn needle

Instructions:

BAG

Ch31.

Working in back loops (bumps) of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Now, working on the opposite side, sc in each ch across.

Sc in each sc around until piece measures approximately 8 inches.

Flatten piece and make sure that your working loop is as close to the corner as possible.

Sc through BLO of each of next 30 sts, sc in each of next 30 sts normally.

Work 5 rounds sc.

Place working loop on a scrap of yarn to hold it.

Attach yarn to unworked front loops from 6 rounds ago and sc in each unworked loop. Ch1, turn.

[Sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn] five times.

Fasten off.

Place the working loop you put on hold back on your crochet hook and working through both layers at once, sc in each of next 30 sts, sc in each of next 30 sts normally.

*Sc through BLO of each of next 30 sts. Ch1, turn.
Sc through FLO of each of next 30 sts. Ch1, turn.*
Repeat from * to * three more times.

Sc through BLO of each of next 6 sts, ch4, skip next 4 sts, sc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 9 sts, ch4, skip next 4 sts, sc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 5 sts.

**Sc through FLO of each of next 30 sts. Ch1, turn.
Sc through BLO of each of next 30 sts. Ch1, turn.**

Repeat from ** to ** one more time.

Sc through FLO of each of next 30 sts. Ch1, turn.

Sl st through each st across.

Fasten off.

BUTTONS

Make 2.

Start with a magic ring and sc 6 into ring. (Or, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook)

2sc in each sc around. (12)

(Sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc)around. (18)

(Sc in next 2 sc, dec)around. (12)

Dec around. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

STRAP

Ch approximately 220 (for shorter strap) or 250 (for longer strap).

Working in back loops (bumps) of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch1, turn.

[Sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn] four times.

Sl st in each sc across. Fasten off. Repeat sl st row for opposite side.

ASSEMBLY

Thread yarn through the sts of the last row of the button through the remaining sts and pull closed. Place the button on the bag, making sure that it will match up with the buttonholes. Sew the button in place. Repeat for second button.

For the strap, there are a couple options.

First, thread one end of the strap through the loop that you created on the back of the bag.

For the first option:
Taking care not to twist the strap, sew the ends of the strap together.
Weave in any ends and then pull the strap so that the joined part is hidden beneath the bag.

For the second option:
Weave in any ends and then knot the ends of the strap together.

Weave in any remaining ends and add a lining if you like.

After using this bag for a while, I highly recommend adding a zipper.

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