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Sweet Summer Crochet Handbag Crochet Along: Week 3

Sweet Summer Handbag Week 3 Trim
Sweet Summer Handbag Week 3 Trim

Designed for the spring 2016 AllFreeCrochet Crochet Along, the Sweet Summer Crochet Handbag uses three basic stitch patterns, custom seamless transitions and bright, light yarn to achieve the perfect summertime crochet tote. The chosen colors resemble a sandy shore and sweet tropical fruit, and its small size makes it the perfect summer companion. Best of all, this darling crochet bag is lined, so all your summertime essentials will be safe and sound. We're excited you're here and checking out all the fun, and we hope you'll join in. We love this summery bag already and we promise it will be worth the wait.
Catch up if you're just joining us:  Week 1: The Bottom  Week 2: The Sides 
-Post your project (works in progress AND finished project) right here.  -Open to anyone 18+ in the US or Canada.  -Photos must be posted by March 25 2016, 11:59pm EST.  -Please note that images take about up to 30 minutes appear live on the site. 

Instructions

Week 3: The Trim and Handles

  1. Rnds 13 & 14: Using 2 strands color B held together rep Round 11.

  2. Rnd 15: Using 2 strands color C held together rep Round 13.

  3. Rnd 16: Using 2 strands color C held together 1 ch, 1 hdc (uk: hlf tr) in every foll st (110 hdc (uk: hlf tr))

  4. Cont using 2 strands colour A as foll:

  5. Rnd 17: 1 ch, then 1 sc (uk: dc) in each st (110 sc (uk: dc))

  6. Rnd 18: 1 ch, 1 sc (uk: dc) in each of the first 15 sts, 25 ch, skip 25 sts for 1st opening (handle), 1 sc (uk: dc) in each of the next 30 sts, 25 ch, skip 25 sts for 2nd opening, 1 sc (uk: dc) in each of the last 15 sts.

  7. Rnds 19 to 21: 1 ch, then 1 hdc (uk: hlf tr) in each st (110 hdc (uk: hlf tr))
    Fasten off at the end of Round 21.

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I just saw this very lovely summer handbag. I'm going to try to get started on this later today (since it's almost 2am...lol). Very lovely. Will post pics as I complete each section.

Finally going to get caught up with this CAL. Hopefully I'll be able to post a picture tonight. Is anyone else having a hard time with the videos not wanting to load? Good thing the printed pattern is an easy one...

Looked it over and saw a flaw so backed out a bit but here is where I'm at right now.

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