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​Victorian Flowers and Shells Bag - PA-212 ​- A fabulous round bag that can be crocheted quickly and easily with larger yarn and hooks. Start in the center with a Victorian rose and continue with shells, a gusset and shoulder strap. Crocheted buttons complete the vintage look.

Size: Approximately 20" in circumference (or around) and 9 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Super Saver" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Red Heart Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes I and K.

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Popcorn Hobo Bag - PA-218 -This fabulous little hobo bag is crocheted with plenty of popcorns marching round and round. Then the popcorns march across the shoulder strap. The bag starts at the center bottom and is crocheted in one piece to the top.

Size: Approximately 20" in circumference (or around) and 9 1/2" in depth with a 24" shoulder strap.

Skill Level: Novice with just a little bit of crochet experience.

Materials: "Heartland" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Lion Brand Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes G and H.

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Victorian Fan Bag - PA-213 - This easy to make, easy to wear bag is just about perfect for summer weddings, pool parties, out to dinner, or just about anywhere. Crochet a front and a back, join the sides, add a simple edging around the top and a crocheted strap and button.

Size: Approximately 11" across and 9 1/2" from center shell to bottom point.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Materials: "Cotton Soft Silk" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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Everyday Bags - PA-203 - Start with a base of single crochet rounds at the bottom, change to the "Bike Chain" pattern stitch for the body of the bag, and complete with several rounds of single crochet at the top to match the bottom. Add a crocheted button and a strap, also in single crochet stitches.  This is such a wear-everywhere bag you will want to make one in several colors; solid colors for sophistication, multi-colors or stripes just for fun.

Size: Approximately 10 1/2" wide and 8" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes H and I.

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Embellished Bag - PA-201 - So pretty, this crocheted bag is a springtime must-have. However, it would be just as fabulous in a wool yarn for winter. The bag is crocheted in two pieces (front and back) and a shoulder strap. A small pleat is formed on either side creating a gusset, then embellished with flowers, leaves and dangling buds.

Size: Approximately 11" wide across the center and 7" in depth when measured through the center.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Orly" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes G and H.

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Granny Square Flowers Bag - PA-128b - This chic little bag consists of thirteen granny squares that are joined together as you crochet. Eight of the squares start with a flower. However, the pattern is not for the "faint of heart" as it is designed for the experienced crocheter. But this fashion statement is well worth the effort.

Size: Approximately 19" in circumference (or around) and 9 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Advanced.

Materials: "Sinfonia" (a sports weight or size 3 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size F.

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Fan Stitch Bag - PA-128a - This versatile cotton bag is so user-friendly it is a wear-it-everywhere accessory. The perfect little tote bag, crocheted in a sports weight yarn using a beautiful fan stitch pattern.

Size: Approximately 20" in circumference (or around) and 10 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Sinfonia" (a sports weight or size 3 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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Everyday Sling Bag - PA-206 - A crochet pattern for a sling bag that is so simple to make, comfortable to wear, and makes a great fashion-statement addition to your wardrobe. Start at the bottom of the bag and work up, you only need to know a couple of stitches. Complete the bag with an understated edging, add a crocheted button and a flap embellishment to tie it all together.

Size: Base = 8 1/2", width = 14", length above base and before handle = 6".

Skill level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes G and H.

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Sweet Shells Bag - PA-208 - Sweet shells make a wonderful little cotton bag that is just about perfect for summer days. Simple shell and post stitches are crocheted around a base of single crochet stitches. Finish the bag with a shell stitch edging, shoulder straps and a crocheted button. Add a crocheted flower for an eye-catching embellishment.

Size: Approximately 20" in circumference (or around) and 7 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Emilia" (a sports weight  or size 3 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size F.

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Shell Stitch Bag - PA-131a - Starting with a simple single crochet handle and continuing with a fabulous shell stitch pattern, this stylish little bag is just the right size. This trendy and fashionable bag will accessorize your wardrobe from casual jeans to business wear.

Size: Approximately 11" wide and 6" deep below the handle.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Sophie" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes G and I.

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Patchwork Bag - PA-214 - Twenty-five motifs are joined together as you crochet to make this versatile and easy-going bag. This pattern is designed for the experienced crocheter as the construction and joining of motifs may be a bit of a challenge, but well worth the effort.  Finish the bag with a top edging, crocheted buttons and a shoulder strap.

Size: Approximately 12" wide and 10" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. Size H.

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Elegant Little Victorian Bags - PA-125 - For a summer wedding, party, or any dress-up occasion, these wonderful little bags complete almost any ensemble. You are not limited to summer, these designs will span any season. All three styles are included in the pattern.

Sizes: Round bag on left is approximately 3 1/2" by 5 1/2" before the ruffle.

           The other two bags each measure approximately 5" by 6" before the ruffle.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: The models shown in the photograph are crocheted in a DK weight, 100% cotton yarn. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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A Garden of Zinnias Bag - PA-211 - A garden of Zinnias is created by popcorn stitch motifs that are joined as you work. The unique joining of the motifs gives the bag an interesting shape. After the motifs are joined, add a simple edging around the top and finish with a handle and a crocheted button. This pattern is designed for the Advanced Crocheter, as the joining of the motifs can be a little challenging.

Size: Approximately 28" in circumference (or around) and 8" in depth from button to bottom of bag.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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Posy Patch Bag - PA-207 - This posy patch bag is such fun to make with just seven granny square hexagons. Slip stitch the hexagons together, crochet a button and add a shoulder strap and you have a unique bag that is just plain fun to wear. Choose your favorite colors in worsted weight yarn to create your own posy patch.

Size: Approximately 23" in circumference (or around) and 8 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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Fashion Chic Tote Bags - PA-205 - This pattern includes instructions for a couple of wonderful tote bags that start with a round bottom or base and a simple pattern in the body of the bag that is added for interest. Add a crocheted flower (as shown on the gold bag), or make an eye-catching closure with covered rings (as shown on the multi-color bag). Covered rings are also used to attach the strap. These unique bags are designed for the Intermediate Crocheter who wants to make a fashion statement quickly and easily.

Size: Approximately 11" wide and 8 1/2" in depth when measured above the base.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes H and I.

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Whirligig Tote Bag - PA-202How cool is this bag, just asking to be taken shopping, to the beach, or just about anywhere you need a little tote bag. The front and back hexagons each measure approximately 12" by 12" with a 2" gusset on each side. A picot edging and crocheted button adds interest to the top opening and a V-Stitch shoulder strap with a picot edging ties it all together.

Size: Approximately 28" in circumference (or around) and 12" in depth with a 26" shoulder strap.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Orly" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H. 

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Log Cabin Tote Bag - PA-215 - Reminiscent of a favorite quilt block, this wonderful little tote bag is crocheted with two log cabin squares, one for the front and one for the back. The squares are put together with a gusset and finished with a top edging, a button and a strap.

Size: Approximately 12 1/2" wide and 12 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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A Burst of Popcorns Bag - PA-217 - This great little tote bag is crocheted with two motifs of bursting popcorn stitches, one for the front and one for the back. The motifs are crocheted together with a gusset and finished with a top edging, a button and a strap.

Size: Approximately 9 1/2" by 9 1/2" with a 2 1/2" gusset.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Heartland" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Lion Brand Yarns. Crochet hooks, sizes H and J.

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Have A Heart Bag - PA-128c - This cute little bag is crocheted in one piece, there are no seams to sew. Shaping is achieved by starting at the center front and increasing, then decreasing to the center back. Work an edging at the top, crochet buttons and a shoulder strap. With a minimal amount of finishing you have a sporty little bag to show off your crochet skills.

Size: Approximately 11 3/4" across at widest part and 8 1/2" deep at the center point.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Sinfonia" (a sports weight or size 3 yarn) from Omega Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size F.

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​Harmonizing Motifs Bag - PA-221 - ​A generously sized tote bag that is made with seventeen attractive motifs. The motifs and rows are crocheted together in an interesting way to give the bag its unique shape. The top trim, crocheted buttons and shoulder straps tie it all together.

Size: Approximately 17 1/2" across at widest part and 9" in depth, measured below the button.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Super Saver" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Red Heart Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.​

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Small Tote Bags - PA-127 - Cotton bags for the beach, the pool, the market or anywhere. Cute and casual and just the right size. Both bags start at the bottom and each bag has a different top and handle treatment. You are going to want to make several, as these bags are not limited to summer, these designs will span any season.

Size: Approximately 18 3/4" in circumference (or around) and 8" in depth before the top.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Materials: "Sugar 'n Cream" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Patons. Crochet hook, U. S. size H.

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Patchwork Squares Bag - PA-216 - This terrific tote bag is crocheted with seventeen very simple squares, then the squares and rows are crocheted together. The joining of squares and rows give this bag a unique shape. Add a top trim, a crocheted button and a strap and your bag is complete.

Size: Approximately 15" across at the widest part and 8" in depth below the button.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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Flashback Tote Bag - PA-204 - Flashback to a retro tote bag created with just four diamonds that are worked in single crochet. Add four crocheted buttons and a shoulder strap, and you have a fast and easy, attention-grabbing tote bag.

Size: Approximately 10" across at widest part and 10 1/2" from button to bottom point.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes G and H.

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Just The Right Size Purse - PA-220 -This Just The Right Size Purse is crocheted in one piece with simple shell stitches. The front is folded up and the flap is folded over. Add a shoulder strap that also creates a gusset and you have a stylish little accessory that is created with a chunky yarn and larger crochet hook.

Size: Approximately 8" wide and 6" deep.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Materials: "Alpaca" (a chunky weight or size 5 yarn) from Bernat. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes H and I.

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An Almost Round Bag - PA-219 - This is an easy-to-make crocheted bag that is almost a circle. Working back and forth from the center, the pattern creates its own gusset. Simply make a front and back and crochet them together on the last row. Add a top trim, shoulder strap and four crocheted buttons and you have an eye-catching little bag that is simple enough for a novice crocheter.

Size: Approximately 11" at the widest part and 8" in depth with a 2" gusset.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Materials: "Super Value" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Bernat. Crochet hooks, U.S. sizes H and I.

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Capricious Clusters Bag - PA-209 - Capricious clusters in a wonderful multi-color yarn encircle a base of solid color stitches. Tie it all together with a top and handle in the same solid color as the base. Just a two row repeat of the pattern for the body of the bag makes this a quick and simple crochet project.

Size: Approximately 20" in circumference (or around) and 8 1/2" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Everyday" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Premier Yarns. Crochet hooks, U,S. sizes G and I.

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Uptown Tote Bag - PA-210 -Show off your crochet skills with a tote bag in an intricate and interesting pattern. However this bag looks more complicated than it really is. Start with a single crochet base and crochet this beautiful bag in a four row pattern repeat. Add a top trim to match the base, handles and crocheted buttons and your tote bag is complete.

Size: Approximately 11 1/2" wide and 9" in depth.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials: "Satin" (a worsted weight or size 4 yarn) from Bernat. Crochet hook, U.S. size H.

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