The Roundabout Bag Crochet Pattern

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 14 inches wide x 163/4 inches high x 41/4 inches deep, including handles

MATERIALS  Tahki Cotton Classic light (DK) weight cotton yarn (13/4 oz/108 yds/ 50g per skein): 10 skeins #3488 dark red
Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
■ Tapestry needle ■ Straight pins
■ Pair #CCN008 wooden purse handles by Everything Mary ■ La Mode #20999 black 2-inch buttons from
Blumenthal Lansing: 2

GAUGE 4 hdc = 1 inch; 8 hdc rows = 3 inches

PATTERN NOTES
Weave in ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-2 at beginning of row or round counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

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Bag Front/Bac k Side
Make 2.
Rnd 1: With 2 strands held tog, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in same st as beg hdc, 2 hdc in each sc around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, fptr (see Stitch Guide) around post of 2nd sc of rnd 1, hdc in next st on this rnd, fptr around same st as last fptr just worked, [hdc in each of next 3 sts on this rnd, fptr around post of 4th sc of rnd 1, hdc in next st on this rnd behind fptr last worked, fptr around same st as last fptr just worked] across working fptr sts around post of 6th and 8th sc of rnd 1, ending with hdc in next hdc, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (24 sts)

Row 4: Now working in rows, ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each
of last 2 sts, turn. (28 sts) Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, *fptr around next fptr of rnd 3, hdc in next st on this row behind fptr just worked, hdc in each of next 3 sts, fptr around next fptr of rnd 3**, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of last 2 sts, turn. (40 sts) Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st as beg ch-2, [hdc in each of next 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] 3 times, hdc in each of next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in top of beg ch-2, turn. (45 sts) Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 5, hdc in st on this row behind fptr just worked, hdc in each of next 6 sts, fptr around next fptr of row 5, hdc in next st on this row**, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 hdc in top of beg ch-2, turn. (57 sts)

Row 8: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of last 14 sts, turn. (60 sts) Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 4 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 7, hdc in each of next 6 sts on this row, fptr around next fptr of row 7, hdc in st on this row behind fptr just made**, hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in top of ch-2, turn. (72 sts) Row 10: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 17 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of last 17 sts, turn. (75 sts) Row 11: Ch 2, hdc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 4 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 9, hdc in each of next 5 sts, fptr around next fptr of row 9, hdc in next st on this row behind fptr just worked**, hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of last 5 sts, turn. (85 sts)

Row 12: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 20 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of last 21 sts across, turn. (88 sts) Row 13: Ch 2, hdc dec in next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 5 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 11, hdc in each of next 4 hdc, fptr around next fptr of row 11, hdc in st on last row behind fptr just worked**, hdc in each of next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of next 6 sts, turn. (98 sts) Row 14: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 24 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of next 22 sts, turn. (101 sts) Row 15: Ch 2, hdc dec in next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 6 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 13, hdc in each of next 3 hdc, fptr around next fptr of row 13, hdc in st on this row behind fptr just worked**, hdc in each of next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of next 7 sts, turn. (111 sts) Row 16: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 28 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of last 23 sts, turn. (114 sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, hdc dec in next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 7 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 15, hdc in each of next 2 hdc, fptr around next fptr of row 15, hdc in st on row 16 behind fptr just worked**, hdc in each of next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 13 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of last 8 sts, turn. (124 sts) Row 18: Ch 2, [hdc in each of next 32 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 3 times, hdc in each of last 24 sts, turn. (127 sts) Row 19: Ch 2, hdc dec in next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 8 sts, *fptr around next fptr of row 17, fptr around next fptr of row 17, sk next hdc on
this row behind fptr just worked**, hdc in each of next 17 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 16 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, hdc in each of last 10 sts. Fasten off. (133 sts)

Gusset
Row 1: Ch 15, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (14 hdc) Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each ch across, turn. Rows 3–74: Rep row 2 until piece measures 273/4 inches. At end of last row, do not turn or fasten off. Edging row: Ch 1, working from left to right, reverse sc (see Stitch Guide) in first st and in each of rem 13 sts. Fasten off. Last row: Hold piece with foundation ch at top, working in unused lps of foundation ch, join yarn in last ch at left-hand edge, working left to right, reverse sc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Button Closure
Row 1: With 1 strand yarn, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (7 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 15, working in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, sc in first ch and in each of next 6 chs, ch 15, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Handle Strap Make 4. Row 1: With 2 strands held tog, ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (3 hdc) Rows 2–5: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc, turn. (3 hdc) Pull beg short end of Strap through 1 end of purse handle, sl st short ends of Strap tog. Fasten off. Rep with rem Handle Straps.

Assembly
1. Join 2 strands to upper top right side of Front, ch 1, evenly sp 21 sc along top right side of Front to center, evenly sp 21 sc along left side of Front opening to upper top left side, ch 1, working from left to right work reverse sc in each sc across, ending at top upper right side of Bag. Fasten off.

2. With RS of 1 Side facing, pin 1 long edge of Gusset to outer row 19 to Side having side of reverse sc edging on Gusset row even with top fptr of diamond tips on both side edges of Side.

3. Beg on right-side edge of Side with RS facing, join 2 strands in back lp (see Stitch Guide) only of last hdc of row 19, ch 1, reverse sc in same st as joining and in each of next 9 sts to top fptr st of Front. Continue working reverse sc in each st through both layers of back lps only of Front and side edges of Gusset around front to top fptr on opposite left side of Front, end with reverse sc in back lps only of rem 10 sts of front, sl st to top of first reverse sc of top edge. Fasten off.

4. Place 1 side of Handle Strap behind front and using 1 strand, sew bottom edge of Handle Strap to WS of Front below reverse sc. Rep steps 1–4 for Back Side.

5. Sew 1 button as shown in photo to each Side. Button lp ends of Button Closure to buttons on Bag.

 

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