Criss-Cross Reversible Bag

Criss-Cross Reversible Bag ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Criss-Cross Reversible Bag ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

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And another free bag crochet pattern. What I like about this bag is that you can use both sides as the right side. The only thing is if you line it, you will need to decide which side you want showing on the outside.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Red Heart Soft Touch (Two 5oz. balls)
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Touch or any Worsted Weight yarn. (Two 5oz balls)
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm

Gauge: 2″ over 8 sc sts

Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 14″ wide and 13″ high.

Abbreviations:

Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Fl = Front Loop
FO = Fasten Off
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 24, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 21 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting chs, sc in free lps of next 21 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st to first sc. (48 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as join, *sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st*, 3 sc in next st; rep from * to * once; join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (64 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 2 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 4 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (80 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 3 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 5 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (88 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 4 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 6 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (96 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 5 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 33 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 7 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (104 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 6 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 35 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 8 sts; join with sl st to first sc. (112 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st to first sc. (112 sts) Turn.

Rnd 11: Working in fl only, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Turn.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sk first st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. Turn.

Rnds 13-42: Rep rnds 11 & 12.

Rnd 43: Same as rnd 11.

Handle Rounds

Lay the bag flat and count off 20 sts at the center on each side. Place stitch markers at each side of these 20 sts. Stitch markers should line up evenly on both sides. Counting the marked stitches you should have 36 stitches along the folded edge. See image below:
criss-cross-reversable-bag-handle

Rnd 44: Ch 1, sc into each st up first st marker, *ch 80, sk the marked st, sk next 20 sts and the next marked st*, sc in next st and into each st up to next st marker; rep from * to * once; sc in remaining sts; join with sl st in first sc. (68 sts and 160 chs) Do Not Turn at this round or at the following rounds.

Rnd 45: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (228 sts)

Rnd 46: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (114 sc sts)

Rnds 47-49: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each sc st around; join with sl st in first sc. (114 sc sts)

Rnd 50: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and into each st and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (228 sts) FO.

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