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Sling bag

cotton  works best
Size I Hook
Tapestry needle
2 buttons – about dime size

Special Stitch: Puff Stitch: yarn over and pull through leaving loops on the hook, repeat four more times. You should have 11 loops on your hook. Yarn over pull through all loops.

Pouch:
8 hdc in a magic ring. Join. Ch 2
Row 1: 2 hdc in each stitch space around
Row 2: 1 hdc in first stitch space, 2 in next. Repeat around. Join. Ch 2.
Row 3: 1 hdc in first 2 stitch spaces, 2 in next. Repeat around. Join. ch 2.
Row 4: 1 hdc in first 3 stitches, 2 in next. Repeat around. Join. ch 2.
Row 5:  hdc around in back loop only. Join, ch 2.
Row 6:  hdc in each stitch space around. Join. Ch 2
Row 7: hdc in first stitch space, puff stitch in next. Repeat around. Join ch 2.
Row 8: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 9: dc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 10: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2.
Row 11: hdc in first stitch space, puff stitch in next. Repeat around. Join ch 2.
Row 12: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 13: dc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 14-15 hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2.
Row 16:  dc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 17: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2.
Row 18: hdc in first stitch space, puff stitch in next. Repeat around. Join ch 2.
Row 19: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 20: dc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2
Row 21: hdc in each stitch space around. Join. ch 2.
Row 22: dc in first stitch space, ch 1, skip one stitch space, repeat around. Join. Ch 3
Row 23: slip stitch into first chain space, ch 3, slip stitch into next chain space. Repeat around. Tie off and weave in ends.

Tie Cord:
Tightly chain a cord long enough to string through the spaces in Row 22, and give a desired amount extra for tying.

Shoulder Strap:
Chain 175
Row 1: sc in the backpost of your chain across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: sc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 3: dc in first 6 stitches, puff stitch in next. Repeat across 24 times. Dc in the next6 stitches. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 4: sc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 5: sc in each stitch across. Tie off and weave in ends.

Attach buttons on the back side of the strap. Placement is on the third dc above the first puff stitch on each end.

To attach shoulder strap, fold end of strap over lengthwise and slip through a space in Row 22. About 1/q4 of the way around from where you have your tie. Button it by slipping the button between the 1st and 2nd dc on the end of the strap.

Extracted from sling bag
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