Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Crochet-Along - Pt 2: Top Left

Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Crochet-Along - Pt 2: Top Left

Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Top Left
Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Top Left
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Learn how to crochet the purple and white "X" pattern at the top left corner of the Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag. This panel features the surface crochet technique. Perhaps the best part is this two-color stitch pattern requires you to only use one color at a time. In other words, you can expand your crochet colorwork vocabulary and learn various techniques by only using one color of yarn at a time!

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Difficulty LevelEasy

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 One:

Multiple of 7+2

  1. With A, ch 23.
    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 22 sts
    Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Extend your working loop so it does not unravel; do not turn work.
    Row 3: With B, starting at beg of Row 2, sc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 7, sk 4 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * across; last rep will end with 2 sc. Extend working loop, turn.
    Row 4: With A, ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, *hdc in each of next 4 (A)  sc, holding ch-7 loops away from you, sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * across, last rep will end with 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
    Row 5: Sc in each st across. Extend working loop, turn.
    Row 6: With B, ch 2, sl st in first sc, ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-7 loop, ch 3, sk 4  sc, dc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * across, last rep will end with 2 sc. Ch 1 turn.
    Row 7: Sc in each of first 2 dc, *ch 7, sc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * across, last rep will end with 2 sc. Extend working loop, turn.
    Row 8: With A, ch 4, sc in each of first 2 sc, * tr in each of next 4 (A) sc, sc in each of next 3 (B) sc. Rep from * across, last rep will end with 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
    Rows 9 – 14: Rep Rows 5 – 8, then Rows 5 – 6 once more, do not ch-1, turn; end off B.
    Row 15: Working in same direction as last row, place A loop on hook, ch 4, sc in each of first 2 dc, *tr in each of next 4 (A) sc, sc in each of next 3 (B) dc. Rep from * across, last rep will end with 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
    Row 16: Sc in each st across. End off.

    Edging: With A, sc around finished rectangle placing 3 sc in each corner.

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