Out to Lunch

Jan 4, 2006
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by Heather Leigh Cox

Introduction

Out to Lunch bagA fresh take on brown bagging it to school or work! This bag works up quickly and easily and is fun to use. It’s made in pieces, which are then joined with sc seams that add a sporty look.

Materials List

  • J&P Coats Crochet Nylon, size 18 (100% Nylon, 150 yds), 2 tubes of #44 Taupe and 1 tube of #1 White
  • Lehigh nylon mason line, size 18, (250 feet) in Pink (you can find this at any hardware store or home improvement store)
  • Size F (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 safety pins
  • yarn needle
  • Finished Size

    12 ½ inches tall x 8 ½ inches wide x 4 inches deep

    Gauge

    20 rows and 17 stitches in single crochet = 4 inches (10 cm.)

    Notes

    US Pattern notations used
    Ch = chain stitch
    Sc = single crochet
    St(s) = stitch (es)
    Sl st = slip stitch

    The Pattern

    Bottom

    With taupe ch 37.

    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 35 ch. Turn. – 36 sc total

    Row 2-15: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.

    Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

    Finish off.

    Front

    With taupe ch 51.

    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in each of next 49 ch. Turn. – 50 sc total

    Row 2-35: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.

    Row 36: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

    Finish off.

    Front Handle

    Row 1: Working across the short side of the front piece, join taupe in first row end st, ch 1. Work 36 sc evenly across the ends of the rows. Turn.

    Row 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into each of the first 10 sc. Ch 16. Skip next 16 sc. Work 1 sc into each of the last 10 sc. Turn.

    Row 3: Ch 1 , sc in each sc across. – 36 sc

    Finish off.

    Back

    Work the back piece and the back handle the same as for the front.

    Sides (make 2)

    With white, ch 51.

    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 49 ch. Turn. – 50 sc total

    Row 2-15: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.

    Row 16 : Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

    Finish off.

    Now, just to make the sides the same length as the front and back pieces, join white to the first row end st on the short side, ch 1.

    Row 1: Work 16 sc evenly across the ends of the rows. Turn.

    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.

    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

    Finish off.

    Now you’re ready to assemble the bag!

    Joining the front, back, and sides

    Hold the front and one of the sides together. Working through both thicknesses, join pink, ch 1 and work one row of evenly spaced sc across the long edge of the pieces. Finish off. Repeat this with the back and the other side. Then, holding the front/side and back/side together, work two more side seams and voila! Now it’s starting to look like a bag.

    joining

    Joining the bottom

    The bottom seam is worked the same way as the side seams and it’s easier if you safety pin the corners of the bottom to the bottoms of the side seams, to hold it all together while you work. With the front of the bag facing you, join pink in the corner and ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work one row of evenly spaced sc around the bottom of the bag. Join to first sc. Finish off.

    safety pin the corners of the bottom to the side seams

     

    Top Trim

    With the pink, work one row of evenly spaced sl st around the top edge of the bag. Join to first sl st. Finish off. Weave in all the ends. Pop in your lunch and off you go!

    edging


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    Comments

    orgusepeti wrote
    on Jun 25, 2007 3:17 AM

    hello!!the bag is beautifull..good day bye:)