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Mika

crocheted in Zen™ and Mosaic FX
Skill level: Easy

This is a crochet pattern.
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Yarns used ...

Mika is a crocheted granny square shoulder bag.

 

SIZE

Approximately 14” wide x 14” high (Not including handles)

 

MATERIALS

2 Balls each BERROCO ZEN (50 grs), #8256 Dragonfly (A) and 3 balls #8253 Obi Black (B)

4 Balls each BERROCO MOSAIC FX (25 grs), #4605 Jules and Jim (C) and 4627 Blow Up (D)

Crochet hook, size 6.50 mm (K) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

 

GAUGE

Finished square = 7” x 7”

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

SQUARE 1 (Make 5)

With crochet hook, using 2 strands of A held tog, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch-2), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 dc in ring, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  Fasten off.

Rnd 2:  Join 2 strands of D held tog in any ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch-2), 3 dc in same sp, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp (Corner made), rep from * around, end 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  Fasten off.

Rnd 3:  Join 2 strands of B held tog in any ch-2 Corner sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch-2), 3 dc in same sp, * dc in sp between 3-dc groups, work tr around post of middle dc of 3-dc group of Rnd 1 directly below, dc in same sp, ** work Corner in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, end at **, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  Fasten off.

Rnd 4:  Join one strand each of C and D held tog in any ch-2 Corner sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch-2), 3 dc in same sp, (3 dc in sp between 3-dc groups) twice, * work Corner in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc in sp between 3-dc groups) twice, rep from * around, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  Fasten off.

 

SQUARE 2 (Make 8)

With crochet hook, using 2 strands of C held tog, ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.  Complete same as for Square 1, using 2 strands of C held tog for Rnd 1, 2 strands of A held tog for Rnd 2, 2 strands of B held tog for Rnd 3 and 1 strand each of C and D held tog for Rnd 4.

 

FINISHING

Using a single strand of C, sew squares tog as shown on diagramNote:  Dotted lines on diagram indicate squares which are folded so that half is on the front and half on the back.  All other squares are the same on front and back.

Handle:  With crochet hook, using B, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 5 sc.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in each sc across.  Rep Row 1 until handle measures 25” when slightly stretched.  Fasten off.  Sew one end of handle to each high point on sides of bag.

Edging:  With crochet hook, join 1 strand each of C and D held tog at end of handle, ch 1, work in sc along side of handle, sc in each dc and ch-2 sp along edge of bag, join with a sl st in ch-1.  Repeat on the other side of handle and edge of bag.

Button:  With crochet hook, using 1 strand of B, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring.  Continue to work 1 sc in each sc until 20 sc have been worked.  Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long end.  Gather last 10 sc with long end and fasten securely.  Sew to center front of bag just below top edge (See photo).

Buttonloop:  With crochet hook, using 1 strand each of C and D held tog, ch 20, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Fasten off.  Fold in half and sew ends to center back of bag just below top edge.  Loop over button.