CROCHET A DENIM-LINED
Time: 8-10 Hours Complexity: Crochet: Medium / Sewing: Easy
1. GAUGE IT
The finished motif measures 3. 5" when steam blocked lightly (see how to block at the end of motif instructions). Note that this is a firm gauge — you don’t want your bag to sag. If you want to use this motif for a
scarf or something else where softness is important, try a hook that is a few sizes larger than the one you
used to get the gauge on the bag.
2. CROCHET THE MOTIF
Change colors randomly for each motif, but always use Navy for the last round. Instructions are given for
one way of using colors as an example of which rounds the colors are changed after.
2a. Starting in the center with Leaf
Green, make a ring.
Photography by Jane Doherty
Draw the working yarn through the
ring and put this loop on your hook.
Make a ring by crossing the working
end (the ball end) over the tail end,
leaving about 6". Single crochet into
the ring and over the tail. When you
are finished with Rnd 1, pull on the tail
to close the ring.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 7 sc in ring, slst to top of
first sc to join ( 8 st, ch at beginning of
rnd always counts as a st).
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc3tog in same space as
slst, ch 3, (dc4tog in next sc, ch 3) 7x,
slst to top of dc3tog to join ( 8 clusters
and 8 ch 3 spaces). Fasten off Leaf