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crochet: Strings Attached Shoulder Bag
This fun little bag was a way for me to use up all those odds and ends of yarn that were too small for much else. Because of the random nature of the yarn colors, it’s very forgiving. I used two different base colors because I ran out of the first, and it still worked out perfectly!

The best part? No ends to weave in!

First thing’s first, take your tiny, mismatched yarn bits and tie them end to end, making one big random yarn ball.

Notes:
work with two strands throughout, one of the dark worsted yarn and one of the Odds & Ends
try to keep all the yarn ends on the outside of the bag
Ch 3 = first DC throughout

Posted by ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)'s 74 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Ch 24 (chain more or less for a bigger or smaller bag)
    Round 1: dc into the 3rd chain from hook 7 times, dc in each ch across, dc in last ch 8 times, working on the back side of the foundation ch, dc in each loop across. sl st to the top of the first st. Mark the center of each end (between the 8 dc) with a stitch marker or piece of yarn.
    Round 2: Ch 3, working in the back loop only of each stitch, dc in each stitch around, sl st to the top of ch 3 to join.
    Round 3 – 14: Ch 3, dc in each stitch around, sl st to the top of ch 3 to join. Do not finish off.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Strings Attached Shoulder Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Strap:

    Use the stitch markers on Round 1 to find the centers on either side of the top of the bag. Starting three stitches to the right of center, join yarn with a sl st.
    Row 1 – 37 : Ch 3, dc in each of the next five stitches.
    Cut yarn, leaving about 15″. Starting three inches from center, whipstitch strap in place, knotting the yarn at the end.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Strings Attached Shoulder Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Optional Pocket:

    ch 15
    Row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook and each ch across.
    Row 2 – 8: ch 3, dc in each stitch across.
    Cut yarn, leave about 1 yard attached to pocket. Position where desired (inside or out) and whipstitch three sides of the pocket. Knot off yarn.
    Finishing:
    Making sure all yarn joins are securely knotted, trim to approximately 1″, leaving ends visible.

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Rachel K.
Rachel K.
That is super cute and perfect for in front of the tv. Thanls so much, I'll be linking.
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
thats awesome
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