The Spaghetti Straps Bag

Designed by solmama August 2012.

Bag bottom stitch inspired by Linda P. Schapper.

Crocheted by the amazing joumou :-)

Materials:
Any worsted weight cotton yarn
J Hook
tapestry needle

Directions:

Bag Bottom plus Body

Chain 6 and slip stitch into the first chain.  This forms a ring.

  1. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), (dc, chain 1) 7 times into the ring. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning chain to join.
  2. Chain 5(counts as dc plus chain 2), *dc in next chain-1 space, chain 2**, dc in next dc, chain 2; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  3. Chain 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in next chain-2 space, * dc in next dc, 2dc in next chain-2 space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  4. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  5. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in next chain-1 space, chain 1**, dc in next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  6. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  7. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  8. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in the next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stich in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  9. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  10. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  11. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in the next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stich in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  12. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  13. - 27.Repeat rounds 10-12 five more times.

28. – 29.Chain 2(counts as hdc), hdc around ending with a slip stitch into the 2nd chain of the beginning chain.

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Bag Handles

  1. sc in first hdc.
  2. Chain 100.
  3. sc into the hdc on the opposite side of the bag directly across from the first hdc.
  4. sc into the next hdc.
  5. Chain 100.
  6. sc into the next two hdc on the original side of the bag.
  7. Chain 100.
  8. sc into the next two hdc on the opposite side of the bag.
  9. Chain 100.
  10. sc into the next two hdc on the original side of the bag.
  11. Chain 100.
  12. sc into the next two hdc on the opposite side of the bag.
  13. Chain 100.
  14. Sc into the next hdc on the original side and fasten off.

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Handle Cover

  1. Chain 10
  2. sc into the second chain from hook and across, chain 1, turn.
  3. – 11. sc across, chain 1, turn.

12. sc across, do not turn.

13. sc around the edges of the rectangle, placing 2sc in each corner stitch.

14. Fasten off, leave a 12 inch tail.

Wrap the handle cover around the 6 chains of 100. Sew the two long ends of the rectangle together.

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