Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag by Marie Segares

Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag

Crochet
November 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch
8.0 mm (L)
515 - 550 yards (471 - 503 m)
Adult: 15” (38cm) square, 2” (5cm) gusset
US
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This messenger bag is a great introduction to Tunisian crochet. Learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch while increasing, decreasing, and changing colors. The asymmetrical striping pattern will keep even a more experienced Tunisian crocheter engaged!

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
Tunisian crochet (Tss, Tfs, with written explanation in pattern)
Crocheting in the round for edging
Decreasing (Tss2tog and Tss3tog, with written explanation in pattern)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
15” (38cm) square, 2” (5cm) gusset

Materials
Lion Brand Alpine Wool (77% wool/15 acrylic/8% rayon, 3 oz/85 g, 93 yd/85 m) – 3 skeins 223 Oatmeal (CA), or approximately 279 yd (255 m) in any bulky weight yarn.

Lion Brand Alpine Wool (100% wool, 3 oz/85 g, 93 yd/85 m) – 3 skeins 115 Chili (CB), or approximately 279 yd (255 m) in any bulky weight yarn.

US L-11/8 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

2 1” (2.5cm) shank or sew through buttons.

Gauge
11 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Tss. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.