Crochet Briefcase

MATERIALS: 6 Rug Yarn (1-3/4 oz. pull skeins).
Crochet Hook, Size K

GAUGE: 2 sc 10 1″; 2 rows to 1″
Note: Work with double yarn throughout.

SIDES: With Scarlet, ch 23.
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 22 sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for 48 more rows. Fasten off.

Gussets: Ch 10. work on 9 sc for 20 rows. Fasten off. Make 2.

Straps: With Black, ch 26. Starting in 2nd ch, work 1 sc in each ch to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, then working back on other side of chain, 1 sc in each st. Fasten off. Make 4.

Handles: With black, ch 38. Work same as straps. Make 2. Baste gussets in place. On right side with Black work 1 sc and ch 1 in every other row along sides and bottom as shown. With Black work 2 rows of sc on top edges only of back and front. Sew straps in place as shown with 3″ extending at top. Join handles to straps with 1-1/2″ metal rings.

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