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Shopaholic’s Shopper

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As long as you’re going green, you might as well do it right! This bag is the same size as a traditional paper bag, with plenty of room for the serious shopper.

Finished Size: 12” high x 15” wide x 9” deep

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials:

  • MC: 2 skeins Cascade Luna
  • CC: 2 skeins Cascade Luna
  • Size H-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Main Panels – make 2.

Worked from bottom up.

With MC, ch 62.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and ea rem ch across. 61 sc. 

Row 2. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next 5 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc; shell made. Rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc. 4 shells and 5 ch-5 sp.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in third dc of next shell; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of t-ch. 10 ch-5 sp. 

Row 4. Ch 5; turn. Sc in first ch-5 sp, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across. Ch 2, dc in last sc. 5 shells and 5 ch-5 sp. 

Row 5. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in third dc of next shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across. 10 ch-5 sp. 

Row 6. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc. 4 shells and 5 ch-5 sp.

Rows 7-22. Rep rows 3-6.

Rows 23-25. Rep rows 3-5.

Row 26. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, sc in next ch-5 sp, *5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across to last sc. 3 dc in last sc. Finish off. 9 shells.

Side Panels – make 2.

Worked from bottom up.

With MC, ch 38.

Rows 1-26. Work as for rows 1-26 of Main Panels.

Bottom

With CC, ch 62.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch; shell made. Skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. 10 shells. 

Row 2. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last sc. 9 shells.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of t-ch. 10 shells. 

Rows 4-21. Rep rows 2 & 3.

Finish off.

Assembly

With CC, sc Side Panels to Main Panels, then sc Bottom in place.

Strap

Join CC with sl st in end dc of row 26 of first Side Panel. Ch 1.

Row 1. Sc in same dc as joining, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to end of Side Panel. 6 shells. 

Row 2. Turn, sl st in first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * 4 times. 5 shells. 

Row 3. Turn, sl st in first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * 3 times. 4 shells.

Row 4. Turn, sl st in first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * twice. 3 shells. 

Row 5. Turn, sl st in first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * once. 2 shells. 

Row 6. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. 1 shell. 

Row 7. Ch 1; turn. Sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * once. 2 shells. 

Rows 8-21. Rep rows 6 & 7.

Row 22. Ch 3; turn. 4 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * once. 3 shells. 

Row 23. Ch 3; turn. 4 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * twice. 4 shells. 

Row 24. Ch 3; turn. 4 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * 3 times. 5 shells. 

Row 25. Ch 3; turn. 4 dc in first sc, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * 4 times. Finish off. 6 shells. 

Finishing

Sew row 41 of Strap to Row 26 of second Side Panel.

Edging

With CC, sc evenly around top edges of Main Panels and side edges of Strap. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

  • CC (contrasting color)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • MC (main color)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rem (remaining)
  • rep (repeat)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • t-ch (turning chain)
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