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Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Crochet-Along - Pt 4: Bottom Right

Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag - Bottom Right
Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag - Bottom Right
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Learn how to complete the bottom right corner of the messenger bag. As seen below, this corner of the bag features another variation of the post stitch, but this one only uses two colors total. By placing post stitches in rows of single crochet, you'll see a checkerboard pattern start to emerge. 
 
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Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge11 sts and 5 rows = 4” in pattern for Back

Finished Size20” wide x 16” tall x 3” deep

Materials List

  • Patons Shetland Chunky [75% acrylic/25% wool; 100 g; 148 m/135 yds); 5 skeins #24107878046 Oxford Grey (MC), 1 skein each #24107878310 Lilac Lace (A), #24107878008 Aran (B), and #24107878416 Pretty in Pink (C)
  • Crochet hook size I/9/5.50mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Panel Three

Notes : Do not cut yarn at the end of each color row, float the colors up the side for later use.
Dc counts as 1 dc.

  1. With C, ch 23.
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Change to MC, ch 3, turn. 21 dc
    Row 2: Sk 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 4 times, sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Change to B, ch 3, turn.
    Row 3: Dc in first dc, (ch 1, sk 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in center dc in shell below ch-1 sp, covering the ch-1, dc in same ch-1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc. Change to A, ch 3, turn.
    Row 4: Sk 1 dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, tr in center dc in shell below ch-1 sp, covering the ch-1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Change to MC, ch 3, turn.
    Rows 5 – 9: Rep Rows 3 – 4 twice then Row  3 once more, but keep color progression as MC, B, A, MC, B, A etc. At end of Row 9, change to C.
    Row 10: Dc in next dc, dc in center dc in shell below ch-1 sp, (dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in center dc in shell below ch-1 sp) 4 times, dc in each of last 2 dc. 

    Edging: With C, sc around finished rectangle, working 3 sc in each corner.

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