Free Half Circle Bag Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

 

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From RedHeart.com

Half Circle Bag

LW2852
Designed By: Double Stitch Twins
Skill Level: Beginner


RED HEART® Super Saver® Chunky™: 1 Skein each 905 Magenta A and 776 Dark Orchid B.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Button, 1” diameter, yarn needle.
Bag measures 9½” wide x 7” tall.

GAUGE: 11 hdc = 4”; 10 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge

BAG
Front Flap
With A, ch 6.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in same st, dc in each dc to last dc, 3 dc in last dc – 8 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc to end – 16 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in each dc to last st, 2 dc in last st – 18 dc. Fasten off.
Row 5: Join B in first st, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in last st – 20 dc.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc to end – 40 dc.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in each dc to last st, 2 dc in last st – 42 dc.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in each dc to end. Fasten off
Row 9: Join A in first st, slip st in next 21 dc, ch 6, slip st in same dc, slip stitch in last 21 dc. Fasten off.
Bag Front
With B, ch 27.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Rows 2-15: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in each hdc – 26 hdc. Fasten off.
Bag Back
Rows 16-32: Join A in first st and repeat Rows 2-15. Fasten off.
FINISHING
With right sides together, fold Bag piece in half and sew side edges together. Turn right side out. With right sides together, sew edges of rows of Flap along top edge of Front piece. Straps Join B with a slip st in one side edge of Bag, ch 100, slip st in opposite edge of edge, ch 49, sc in 50 ch of ch-100 strap, ch 50, slip st in first side edge. Fasten off. Sew button on Front opposite button loop. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C= Color A, B, C;ch= chain;dc= double crochet;
hdc= half double crochet;mm=millimeters; st(s) = stitch(es).

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