Worsted weight yarn
Size G crochet hook
Pair of purse handles
Fabric or Plastic Canvas for lining
Round Motif Front (make 8)
Ch 6, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as dc throughout)
Rnd 1: Dc in ring, *ch 1, 2 dc in ring, rep from * 6 times more, join with a sc in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc, 8 ch sp)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, join with hdc in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 8 ch sp)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 3, 4 dc in next ch sp, rep from * around, join with dc to top of beg ch 3. (32 dc, 8 ch sp)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *dc in ea of next 4 dc, 3 dc in next ch sp, rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3, finish off leaving a length for sewing (56 dc).
Square Motif Back (make 8)
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring. Join to top of ch-3. (4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-2 sp, join.
Rnd 3: Sl st to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from *. Join.
Rnd 4: Sl st to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3 dc and ch 1 in each sp to next corner; rep from * , join.
Rnd 5: Sl st to corner, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3 dc and ch 1 in each sp to next corner; rep from * , join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Side and Bottom Panels (make 3)
Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea across, ch 1, turn
Rows 2 – 50, sc in ea sc across, after row 50, finish off
Sew round front motif to granny square, matching the middles. Enclose CD in between before completely stitching. With wrong sides together, join squares together with sc, in 2 panels of 2 x 2 squares. With wrong sides together, join side and bottom panels to front and back panels using sc. Line inside of bag with either fabric or plastic canvas cut to match. Sew handles to lining.*Special thanks to Mom for letting me photograph her bag. THANKS, MOM!!! xoxoxox*
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