Classic Bag

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You Need: 6 skeins Winter White & 3 skeins Brown

Needles: One "Boye" crochet hook Size K

Gauge: 2 sc to 1"; 2 rows to 1"

Note: Work with double yarn throughout.

SIDES: With Winter White — ch 23.

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 22 sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 for 48 more rows. Fasten off.

GUSSETS: Ch 10. Work on 9 sc for 20 rows. Fasten off. Make 2.

STRAPS: With Brown — ch 26. Starting in 2nd ch, work 1 sc in each ch to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, then working back on other side of chain, 1 sc in each st. Fasten off. Make 4.

HANDLES: With Brown — ch 38. Work same as straps. Make 2. Baste gussets in place. On right side with single strand of Brown work 2 sc in every other row along sides and bottom as shown. With double Brown — work 2 rows of sc on top edges only of back and front. Sew straps in place as shown with 3" extending at top. Join handles to straps with 1 ½" metal rings.

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