27-FG753 Urara handbag by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)

27-FG753 Urara handbag

April 2007
yarn held together
+ DK
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
3.0 mm
246 - 273 yards (225 - 250 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Both English and Japanese versions are fully charted using standard knitting and/or crochet symbols. Japanese version available here.

The line under the X symbol means single crochet through back loop only.

Comments from Phretys:

The directions for joining the handles are a little hard to understand, even by my mother who is fluent in Japanese and used to crochet. Basically, before stitching upwards in each direction, you remove the hook from the loop, pull the loop through a stitch on the back side (inside) of the bag, and then proceed as directed. It’s not clear which stitch to loop around, so I just looped around the base of a rib stitch. Anywhere lower and your edge will curl out.

Note: entire bag crocheted with two strands held together.