Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hip Hobo Bag


The pattern for this bag has done the rounds and landed on my doorstep. It is a popular bag that is very easy to make even if you are just beginning to crochet.
I got this pattern from 
FaveCrafts.com who in turn got it from Lily Sugar n' Cream

Materials:
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Twists (56.7 g/2 oz)  6 balls of #20117 (Denim Twists)
Crochet Hook: Size 4 mm (U.S. G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Plastic ring 3 ins [7.5 cm] in diameter for decoration
Size: Approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] wide x 25 ins [63.5 cm] tall.
Gauge: 15 hdc and 11 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
Instructions:

Note: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.
FRONT and BACK (make alike). 
Ch 40. 
1st row: (RS). 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to last ch. 2 hdc in last ch. Turn. 40 hdc. 
Next 6 rows: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn. 52 hdc at end of last row. 
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Rep last row for 10 ins [25.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
**Shape strap: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 17 hdc. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - Hdc2tog made. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 18 sts. 
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 
Rep last 2 rows once more. 14 sts. 
Next 3 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Rep last 4 rows 7 times more. 6 sts. 
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Rep last row until strap measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.**
With WS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to first st. 
Work from ** to ** as given above, noting RS becomes WS.
FINISHING 
With WS of Front and Back tog, sew bottom and side seams to top of Straps.
Decorative Flap: Ch 17. 
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. 15 hdc. 
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 
Rep last row for 6 ins [18 cm], ending with a WS row.
Fold ¾ inch [2 cm] of Flap around ring and sew in position. Sew Flap to Back.
Fringe: Cut yarn, 5 ins [12.5 cm] long. Taking 2 strands tog, knot into fringe around Ring. Trim fringe evenly.

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