The consolation prize – stitch 446

By the time this is posted, the 90th academy awards will be over and done. Oscars will have been presented, stolen during the “after-party”, and returned.  My husband and I held our annual Academy Awards party. Each year, we give out prizes for the people person who guess the most Oscar recipients correctly. We also present a consolation prize to the person who gets the least correct. In the past that has includes something that I crocheted such as this as well as coasters, a pillow, and other items.

This year, using this pattern and some turquoise cotton yarn, I made a messenger bag. I used Premier Homes cotton yarn in the color turquoise (no. 59-12) and  5.5 mm (I hook).

The bag is in the same basic design as this bag wherein I crochet a pattern in a long rectangle which will serve as the front, back and flap of the bag. Then, I crochet a long thin piece which serves as the 2 sides and the handle.

This pattern uses the Front Post double Crochet (FPdc) and the Back Post double crochet (BPdc).

Here is how it went:

Chain 56

Row 1: Sc across for 55 st.

Row 2: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 7 st, skip st, (dc ch 1 dc) in next st, skip st, dc in next 15 st, skip st, (dc ch 1 dc) in next st, dc in next 7 st, 2dctog in last stitch. Turn.

Row 3: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 6 st, skip st, FPdc around the post of the next dc, (dc ch 1 dc) in the ch-1 space, FPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 13 st, skip st, FPdc around the post of the next dc, (dc ch 1 dc) in the ch-1 space, FPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 6 st, 2dctog in last stitch. Turn.

Row 4: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 5 st, skip st, BPdc around the post of the next dc, (2dc ch 1 2dc) in the ch-1 space, BPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 11 st, skip st, BPdc around the post of the next dc, (2dc ch 1 2dc) in the ch-1 space, BPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 5 st, 2dctog in last stitch. Turn.

Row 5: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 4 st, skip st, FPdc around the post of the next dc, (3dc ch 1 3dc) in the ch-1 space, FPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 9 st, skip st, FPdc around the post of the next dc, (3dc ch 1 3dc) in the ch-1 space, FPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 4 st, 2dctog in last stitch. Turn.

Row 6: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 st, skip st, BPdc around the post of the next dc, (4dc ch 1 4dc) in the ch-1 space, BPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 7 st, skip st, BPdc around the post of the next dc, (4dc ch 1 4dc) in the ch-1 space, BPdc around the post of the next dc, skip st, dc in next 4 st, 2dctog in last stitch. Turn.

Rows 7-11: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 12-16: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 17-21: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 22-26: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 27-31: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 32-36: repeat rows 2-6

Row 37: ch 2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 6 st, hdc, sc in next 3 st, hdc, dc in next 13 st, hdc, sc in next 3 st, hdc, dc in next 6 st, 2dctog

Row 38-65: ch 1, sc across, turn. (a total of 28 rows)

Row 67-71: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 72-76: repeat rows 2-6

Rows 77-81: repeat rows 2-6. Fasten off.

That is the body and front flap of the bag. Now to make the side/handle

Ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (8 st) Turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc across (8 st) turn.

Row 3-10: repeat row 2

Row 11: ch2, dc in 1st st, dc in next 6 st, 2 dctog in last st. Turn

Rows 12-91: repeat row 11

Rows 92-101: repeat row 2. Fasten off.

Attach the handle at the middle of the section of sc’s and then attach it to one side and then the other. Then do the same with the other end of the handle.

Here is a photo of the final project:

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