Diagonal Stripes Messenger Bag
This messenger bag is a great introduction to Tunisian crochet. Learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch while increasing, decreasing, and changing colors. The asymmetrical striping pattern will keep even a more experienced Tunisian crocheter engaged!
Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch Tunisian crochet (Tss, Tfs, with written explanation in pattern) Crocheting in the round for edging Decreasing (Tss2tog and Tss3tog, with written explanation in pattern)
Skill Level Easy
Finished Size 15” (38cm) square, 2” (5cm) gusset
Materials Lion Brand Alpine Wool – 3 skeins each in 223 Oatmeal (CA) and 115 Chili (CB), or approximately 279 yd (255 m) in 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
US L-11/8 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
2 1” (2.5cm) shank or sew through buttons.
Gauge 11 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Tss. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.