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"Flower power!"
Crochet DROPS bag with plaited shoulder strap in ”Paris”.
DROPS 146-13
DROPS design: Pattern no w-482
Yarn group C
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Measurements: approx. 22 x 24 cm / 8 3/4" x 9½"

Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
200 g color no 17, off white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
At beg of sc round, replace first sc with 1 ch and finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
Replace first dc at beg of dc round with ch 3, finish the round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
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BAG:
Beg with a crochet flower in 2 layers and then continue outwards to 1 square.

CROCHET SQUARE WITH FLOWER:
See diagram A.1, i.e. work as follows:
With Paris ch 4 on hook size 4 mm / G/6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work * 1 sc in ch-ring, ch 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 3 ch-spaces.
ROUND 2: Work as follows in every ch-space: 1 sl st, 5 dc and 1 sl st = 3 leaves. Turn piece - work next round on the back of the flower.
ROUND 3: ch 1, work 1 sc around first sc from 1st round, ch 4, work 1 sc at the bottom in the middle of first leaf from 2nd round, * ch 4, work 1 sc around next sc from 1st round, ch 4, work 1 sc at the bottom in the middle of next leaf from 2nd round *, repeat from *-* until a total of 5 ch-spaces have been worked, finish with 4 ch and 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 6 ch-spaces. Turn piece - work next round on the front of the flower.
ROUND 4: Work as follows in every ch-space: 1 sl st, 6 dc and 1 sl st = 6 leaves. Turn piece - work next round on the back of the flower.
ROUND 5: ch 1, 1 sc in the middle of bottom on 1st leaf, * ch 5, 1 sc in the middle of bottom on next leaf *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times and finish with ch 5 and 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 6 ch-spaces. Turn piece - work next round and every round onwards on the front of the flower.
ROUND 6: ch 1, 1 sl st in first ch-space, ch 3 (= 1 dc), 7 dc in same ch-space, then work 8 dc in every ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 48 dc.
ROUND 7: ch 1, then work 1 sc in every dc from previous round, finish round with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 48 sc.
ROUND 8: ch 4 (= 1 hdc + 2 ch), skip 1 dc, * 1 hdc in next dc, ch 2, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round = 24 hdc with 2 ch between each.
ROUND 9: 1 sl st in first ch-space, * ch 5, 1 sl st in 5th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-space, ** ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-space **, repeat from **-** 3 times in total, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total but finish last repetition with 1 sl st in sl st at beg of round (instead of 1 sc in next ch-space).
ROUND 10: 1 sl st in 5-ch-space, ch 3 (= 1 dc), in same ch-space work 4 dc + ch 3 + 5 dc (= 1 corner), * 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 2, skip 1 ch-space, in next 3-ch-space work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc, ch 2, ** skip 1 ch-space, 1 sc in next ch-space, in 5-ch-space work 5 dc + ch 3 + 5 dc *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total but finish last repetition after **, then work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 11: Work sl sts until ch-space in the middle of first dc-group in the corner. Ch 4 (= 1 sc + 3 ch), 1 sc in same ch-space, * ch 6, 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in ch in the middle of next dc-group, 5 ch **, 1 dc in next sc, ch 6, in ch-space in the middle of dc-group in the corner work 1 sc + ch 3 + 1 sc *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total but finish last repetition after **, then work 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.
ROUND 12: 1 sl st in ch-space in the corner, ch 3 (= 1 dc), 2 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc in same ch-space, * 6 dc in next ch-space, 4 dc in next ch-space, 4 dc in next ch-space, 6 dc in next ch-space **, in ch-space in the corner work 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total but finish last repetition after **, then work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 13: Work sl sts until ch-space in the corner, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-space, then work 1 sc in every dc and 6 sc in ch-space in every corner the entire round, finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round = 128 sc.
ROUND 14: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc (= corner), * skip 2 sc, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, skip 1 sc) **, repeat from (-) 6 times in total, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc (= corner) *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total but finish last repetition after **, then work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 15: Work sl sts until ch-space in the corner, ch 3 (= 1 dc) 2 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc in same ch-space, then work 3 dc between every dc-group and 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc in ch-space in every corner, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

Now work back and forth only over one side of square as follows (= at the top of bag):
ROW 1: Work sl sts until the middle of ch-space in the corner, turn piece, ch 3 (= 1 dc), 2 dc in same ch-space, then work 3 dc between every dc-group from previous row and finish with 3 dc in ch-space in the corner, turn piece = 10 dc-groups.
ROW 2: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), then work 3 dc between every dc-group until 9 dc-groups have been worked, finish row with ch 1 and 1 dc in last dc on row. Fasten off.

Work another square with flower. Place the 2 squares tog, WS against WS, and work tog along three of the sides as follows (i.e. do not work along the one side with 2 extra rows and work through both squares at the same time): 1 sl st in outermost st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, * ch 1, 1 sc before next dc-group, ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc in dc-group *, repeat from *-* along the 3 sides on bag (where square was made longer = opening at the top of bag).
Then work a finishing edge around the opening on bag with 1 sc in every st the entire round.

PLAITED SHOULDER STRAP:
Cut 18 strands Paris of 2 m/2.2 yds each and hold the strands tog. Make a loose knot approx. 30 cm / 12'' in from the end. Divide the long strands in 3 equal parts with 6 strands in each part and plait a classic plait until approx. 30 cm / 12'' strands remain, make a loose knot at the end. Plait another plait the same way (2 plaits = approx. 1 ball Paris). Undo the knots in each end, hold the 2 plaits tog. Take a new strand and wrap it tightly around these 2 plaits (approx. 30 cm / 12'' in from the end), fasten the strand tightly (the 2 plaits have now been locked).
Take a new strand and wrap it tightly around plaits the same way in the other end, fasten the strand tightly.
Sew the 2 plaits on the bag in each side of bag, fasten tightly.
Cut the yarn ends to desired length.


Diagram

1 ch
1 sl st
1 sc
1 dc
1 hdc
shows where the st is worked around either the sc from 1st round or at the bottom of the leaf on previous round - worked from the back of flower


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