Wild Rose Shoulder Bag by Joy Clements

Wild Rose Shoulder Bag

Crochet
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
202 - 219 yards (185 - 200 m)
one size but adjustable
both US and UK
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This medium sized shoulder bag is just the right size for holding your phone, wallet and keys. The simple fabric, created completely with single crochet, makes a classic background for the delicate flowers and leaves. These are sewn on separately after the bag is completed. Feel free to use your own imagination with the colours & placement of these appliques, to give this design a delightful personal twist. The bag is crocheted in continuous rounds, and the handles are crocheted in place as they are being made. So the only parts that need to be sewn on are the flowers and leaves.

Finished measurements:
22cm (8.6in) wide x 20cm (7.8in) high

Handles measure 42cm (16.5in) height when hanging from shoulder. Total handle length = 84cm (33in)

This pattern is easily adjustable to any size you’d like to make it.

Materials:

Meterage/ Yardage:
Fiddlesticks Finch or similar: 185m (202yds)
Finished bag weighs 123g in suggested yarn, without flower appliqués.
Scheepjes Catona or similar: small amounts (less than 10g/25m each)

Other suitable alternatives for Finch: (you may need to alter your hook size)
Yarn & Colours ‘Epic’
Paintbox ‘Cotton Aran’
Scheepjes ‘Cahlista’
Lily ‘Sugar & Cream’ 10 ply Cotton
Fibra Natura ‘Cottonwood’ organic cotton WeCrochet ‘Dishie’
Lion Brand ’24/7 Cotton’

Other suitable alternatives for Catona:
Yarn & Colours ‘Must-Have Cotton’ Schachenmayr ‘Catania’
Katia ‘Capri’
Kartopu ‘Organica’
Fibra Natura ‘Luxor’

Hook sizes: 4mm with Finch
4.5mm for foundation chain row only 3.5mm with Catona for flowers

Notions:
4 stitch markers

There is a YouTube video tutorial linked in the pattern to show how to crochet handles onto your bag as you go. This makes them very strong and looks very neat and professional.

I would love to see your completed work - if you use the following hashtags on social media I will be able to see your amazing makes:

#wildroseshoulderbag #crochetroad

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