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Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag Crochet-Along - Pt 5: Top Right

Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag - Top Right
Groovy Berry Crochet Messenger Bag - Top Right
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Learn how to complete the top right corner of the messenger bag. This corner of the bag features a reversible stitch pattern and slightly jagged crochet stitches. As Mary Beth says herself in this video, one of the main things you need to know about crochet is where to stick the hook, and here you'll learn just where to do that to achieve this pattern. Plus, though this pattern looks like it contains a lot of color changes, you'll only be working with one color at a time.
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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 Four

  1. With MC, ch 23.
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 21 dc
    Row 2: Dc in each dc across. Change to C, ch 1, turn.
    Row 3: Sc in each of first 2 dc, FPtr in row below next dc, (sc  in each of next 3 dc, FPtr in row below next dc) 4 times, sc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
    Row 4: Dc in each st across. Change to A, ch 1, turn,
    Row 5: Sc in each of first 2 dc, FPtr in FPtr, (sc ine ach of next 3 dc, FPtr in next FPtr) 4 times, sc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
    Row 6: Dc in each st across. Change to C, ch 1, turn.
    Rows 7 – 8: Rep Rows 5 – 6. Change to MC, ch 1, turn.
    Rows 9 – 10: Rep Rows 5 -6. End off.

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

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