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Round Shoulder Bag

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Abbreviations
WS.    Wrong Side
RS.     Right Side
ch.      Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
hdc.    Half Double Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch
yo.      Yarn Over

Dc2tog.
Leaving last loop on hook work 2dc in space,
yo and draw through all loops.

Dc3tog.
Leaving last loop on hook work 3dc in space,
yo and draw through all loops.

dc4tog.  Leaving last loop on hook work 4dc in space, yo and draw through all loops.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch     ~~~~~     ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:  9.5" Diameter

Materials
100 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Main Colour
Small amounts of King Cole big value baby DK in Contrast Colours 1 & 2

OR
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Main Color
Small amounts of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Contrast Colors 1 & 2
4.50mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 5dc and 2 rows measures approx 1" square

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Back - (Made in rounds without turning) - With Main Color yarn make magic circle, using 4.00mm hook (RS) work ch3, 13dc in circle, close circle by pulling loose thread, sl st to
top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (13dc + ch3)

Round 2 - Join in contrast color 1 with a sl st to between ch3 and first dc, ch1, 1sc in base
of ch1, ch1, * 1sc in space between next 2dc's, ch1, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. (14sc + 14, 1ch spaces)

Round 3 - sl st to first ch1 space, ch3, dc2tog in same space, * ch2, dc3tog in next ch1 space, * rpt from * to * to end, ch2, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (14, dc3tog) (see abbrev for dc2tog and dc3tog)

Round 4 - Join main color yarn to first ch2 space with a sl st, ch3, 3dc in same space, skip dc3tog, * 4dc in next ch2 space, skip dc3tog, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (55dc + ch3)

Round 5 - ch3, 1dc in first dc, ch2, * dc2tog over next 2dc, ch2, * rpt from * to * end, sl st
to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (28, dc2tog)

Round 6 - Join in contrast color 2 to first ch2 space with a sl st, work ch3, 2dc in same space, * skip dc2tog, 3dc in next ch2 space, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (83dc + ch3)

Round 7 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch4, skip 2dc, * 1sc in space between next 3dc, ch4, skip 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (28ch spaces, 28sc)

Round 8 - Rejoin main color yarn with sl st to first ch4 space, ch3, dc3tog in same space,
* ch4, dc4tog in next ch4 space, * rpt form * to * to end, ch4, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (28, dc4tog)

Round 9 - sl st to first ch4 space, work ch3, 3dc in same space, * skip dc4tog, 4dc in next ch4 space, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (111dc + ch3)

Round 10 - ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt
from * to * to last dc, work 2dc in last dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (139dc + ch3) Put to one side and we will come back to later.

Front - Same as for back, repeat rounds 1-10

Side Panel - Working through back loop of stitch only, re-join main color yarn with a sl st
to any dc, (I have tried to position the sl st seam towards the bottom approx 50dc from joining) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 99dc, turn leaving 40dc un-worked
for opening. (see pic) (100sc)











Next Row - Working through both loops ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn. Rpt last row 3 more times, making 5sc rows in all. Turn.

Join back to front - Working on WS and using 4.50mm hook, align slip stitch seam on
back to slip stitch on front, join back of bag to side panel by sl st through each of the sc on side panel and back loop on back of bag (see pic) to end. Fasten off leaving 40dc
un-worked for opening. Turn through to right side.









Shell Edge - Using 4.50mm hook join contrast color 1 with a sl st to top of ch3 on bottom
of bag, working in loose loops (were you worked in the back of the stitch for side panel,
(see pic 1) skip 1 loop, 5hdc in next loop, * skip 1 loop, sl st in next loop, skip 1 loop, 5hdc
in next loop, * rpt from * to * to last loop, skip last loop, sl st to first sl st. Fasten off.

Rpt Shell Edge on back of bag. Fasten off.

Shoulder Strap - Using 4.00mm hook join main color yarn to centre of top of side panel,
(by opening) ch170, make sure not to twist ch, sl st to opposite side of bag on centre of side panel, working back along ch's work 1sc in each ch to end, sl st to panel. Fasten off.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a round shoulder bag.
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