Coastal Weekender Bag

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Carry all your things in style with this weekender bag. Whether you’re headed near or far, this bag can be by your side holding all of your weekend essentials.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 17” wide x 9” tall x 9” deep

Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc with larger hook

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): #9518 Teal (MC) 2 balls); #4601 Off-White (CC) 2 balls

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm); US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; 14” Sport zipper (non-separating); optional: ½ yard craft stabilizer; ½ yard lining fabric; matching thread; sewing needle

Special Stitches

Stripe Pattern

Note: Stripes are worked 3 rows wide.

Work 3 rows in MC, then 3 rows in CC.

Pattern Notes

Ch-2 at beginning of row does not count as st.

Pattern

Side Panel (make 2)

With CC and larger hook, ch 32.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn (counts as first row in Stripe Pattern) – 30 sts.

Rows 2-27: Ch 2, hdc in each st, working Stripe Pattern, turn.

Fasten off.

Main Panel

With CC and larger hook, ch 58.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across (counts as first row in Stripe Pattern) – 56 sts.

Rows 2-99: Ch 2, hdc in each st, working Stripe Pattern, turn.

Row 100: Ch 2, hdc 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.

Join yarn at opposite side and repeat Row 100.

Fasten off.

Strap (make 2)

With MC and smaller hook, ch 8.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd row from hook and each ch across, turn – 6 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until Strap meas 86” from beginning.

Fasten off.

Finishing

If using craft stabilizer and lining fabric, cut pieces the same size as finished Side Panels and Main Panel. Sew craft stabilizer to WS of each piece. Sew Main Panel to Side Panels of lining fabric.

Work 5 sts on each side of Row 100 to foundation chain. Sew zipper in place in remaining sts.  Stitch Main Panel to Side Panels using CC. Sew Straps in place around bag, using photos as guide. yarn ball

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