I finally made something for ME! After I wrestle it back from my daughter, it's all mine~lol
After all the color pooling posts went viral, and I discovered that it just wasn't in me to actually PLAN a color pool with the moss stitch method, I started playing with my Neon Stripes yarn from Red Heart...It worked! I got an amazing pattern!
Now...what to do with it? Kind of wide for a scarf...not wide enough for an afghan...Hmmm~I know! I can make myself a bag! And that's just what I did :)
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Color Pool Messenger Bag
Red Heart Super Saver Neon Stripes yarn (1 skein) and Red Heart Super Saver Black yarn (1 partial skein)
Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook
3 Medium Buttons
hdc-half double crochet
sl st-slip stitch
Row 1: Starting at the beginning of a black color section of the Neon Stripes yarn, ch 32. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch. (31 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, TURN. Hdc in each st across. (31 sts)
Rows 3-52: Continue repeating row 2 until desired length is reached. Fasten off. Finished piece will be folded in three sections, to create body of bag. Keep your tension even, and you will see the pattern emerge on its own!
Row 1: With Black, ch 11. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch. (10 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, TURN. Hdc in each st across. (10 sts)
Rows 3-104: Continue repeating row 2 until desired length is reached. Fasten off.
Join Black yarn on the edge of the 6th row from the top edge. Ch 1. Evenly work 8 sc in row ends to top corner. Work 3 sc in top corner st. sc in each of the next 3 sts. Ch 2, skip 2 sts. Sc in each of the next 8 sts. Ch 3, skip 3 sts. Sc in each of the next 8 sts. Ch 2, skip 2 sts. Sc in each of the next 3 sts. Work 3 sc in next top corner st. evenly work 8 sc down the next 6 row ends. Fasten off.
Line up one end of strap 21 rows down from the top of the front flap (the side without the extra stitching on the edge). Pin in place, for ease of assembly. Line opposite end of strap up with the same row on the opposite side. Pin in place. Pin back sides of strap bottom to row 26, and pin top of front to strap, row 21, on each side. Pin back of strap to where the stitching ends on row 6 of back flap. (See photo)
Join Black yarn, and sc through both layers of bag and strap, from top edge, around bottom edge, and back to opposite top edge. Fasten off. Repeat on opposite side.
Sew 3 medium buttons to front flap, lining up with the buttonholes created with the first step of assembly.