Messenger Bag by Judith L. Swartz

Messenger Bag

January 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
3.5 mm (E)
588 yards (538 m)
one size, see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

Note: To create a sturdier fabric, this bag is worked with a smaller hook than this yarn would usually require.

From Book:
Finished Size: Back and Front: About 12” wide, 11” long (including side and bottom panel) Flap: About 10 × 10” square.

Notions: yarn needle, for sewing together and weaving in loose ends; 1 pair of 11⁄2” (3.8 cm) D rings; safety pins.

Gauge: 1 completed Granny Square Motif = 41⁄2” square, worked on E/4 (3.5 mm) hook.

Skill Level: Easy.

Constructed from traditional granny squares, this retro-inspired bag looks contemporary once again. Wear it crisscrossed over the shoulder and landing at the hip. The
adjustable strap allows for a personal fit.