Steps Bag by Carol Ibbetson

Steps Bag

Crochet
September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic crochet
3.5 mm (E)
340 - 370 yards (311 - 338 m)
One size
UK
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This bag is designed as a shoulder bag but you can make the handle longer and turn it into a cross body bag. It is worked in one piece from the top down and uses one of the mosaic crochet techniques. It has a zip closure and a lining can be added.
The handle is made using slip stitches for both strength and decoration. There is enough yarn to make the handle longer if required, it can then be turned into a cross body bag.
The mosaic technique is fully explained using round by round written instructions as well as charts and photo tutorials.

SIZE
The bag is approximately 24cm (9½in) wide x 17cm (6½in) high. The handle is approx 75cm (29½in) long but can be made longer.

Any DK to Worsted weight cotton yarn can be used. The sample was made using:
Yarn A: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, 110, Navy; 1 x 100g ball (100% Mercerized Cotton, 100g/170m/186yds).
Yarn B: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, 102 Aqua, 1 x 100g ball (100% Mercerized Cotton, 100g/170m/186yds).
1 x 3.5mm (US E4, UK9) size crochet hook
Tapestry needle
20cm (8in) zip
Stitch marker

OPTIONAL
Approx half a fat quarter of fabric to line the bag.