Two-Strand Book-Bag

Easy-to-make book bag, which can be used for anything!
Made with two strands of wool, for extra strength.
Very quick to make, if you have patience!
Made in 3 pieces, plus the straps.

Sizing:
I reckon it will fit about 8+.

Materials:
About two-and-a-half balls of wool, with even amounts of each colour.
5.00mm hook
darning needle
fabric for inner bag (optional)

 

Gauge:

12 stitches and 8 rows in treble crochet

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

tr: treble crochet

dc: double crochet

rem: remaining

st: stitch

bptr: back-post treble crochet

fptr: front-post treble crochet

Notes:

The bag is worked using 2 strands of wool, because it makes the bag stronger.

Please tell me if any of this does not make sense, or if there are any typos.  This is my second pattern, and I am aware it is quite vague in places, and I made the pattern after I had crocheted the bag, so it could be wrong.  I am not sure if I got the bptr mixed up with the fptr.

Pattern:

Main Piece (make 2):

ch 41

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc into rem ch, turn. (40)

Row 2-16: ch 1, dc into every st, turn. (40)

Row 17-18: ch3, tr into every st, turn. (40)

Row 19: ch 3 fptr into every st, turn. (40)

Row 20: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (40) 

Row 21-25: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (40)

Row 26: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (40)

Row 27: ch 3 fptr into every st, turn. (40) 

Row 28-34: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (40)

Fasten off.

Sides (1 piece for 2 sides)

ch 17

Row 1: tr into 4th ch from hook, tr into rem st, turn. (14)

Row 2-7: ch 3, tr into all st, turn. (14)

Row 8: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 9: ch 3 fptr into every st, turn.

Row 10-14: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 15: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 16: ch 3 fptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 17: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 18-90: ch 1, dc into every st, turn. (14)

Row 91-92: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 93: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 94: ch 3, fptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 95-99: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 100: ch 3,  fptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 101: ch 3, bptr into every st, turn. (14)

Row 102-106: ch 3, tr into every st, turn. (14)

Fasten off.

Strap (make 2)

ch 101

Row 1: tr into 4th ch from hook, tr into rem st, turn. (98)

Row 2: ch 3, rt into every st, turn. (98)

Fasten off.

To make up, line up the bptr and the fptr, and the tops of the pieces. Pin together.

Work dc seam evenly around one side of side piece, attaching it to the front/back.

Work dc seam around other side of side piece, attaching it to back/front.

Sew handles on, where they best fit comfortably.

Your bag should be finished.

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