3 1/2"wide x 6" long (not including strap).
Suede (50 grs), 1 ball #3704 Wrangler.
Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
2 Double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 7.
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G).
1 Decorative button.
19 sts = 4"; 28 rows = 4" in St st on size 8 needles.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
With straight needles, cast on 32 sts. Work even in St st for 6" (or desired length), end on WS.
Flap: Bind off 16 sts, k to end – 16 sts.
Dec Row (RS): SSK, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 14 sts. Rep this dec every RS row 6 times more, end on WS – 2 sts. K2 tog, then fasten off last st.
Sew bottom and side seam.
Flap Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, work 1 row sc around flap edge, working 1 sc in center point.
Row 2: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each sc to sc at point, ch 3 (buttonloop), skip 1 sc, then work 1 dc in each remaining sc. Fasten off.
Fringe: Cut two 4 1/2" long strands of yarn. Put strands tog and fold in half. With RS facing, using crochet hook, draw center of strands through first dc of flap edging to form a lp. Pull ends of fringe through this lp. In this manner, make fringe in each dc of Flap Edging. Trim fringe to even off if necessary.
Note: For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is the desired finished length of the fringe. Cut the lower edge to free wrapped strands. Fold flap down and sew on button under buttonloop.
I-Cord: With dpn’s, cast on 3 sts and work as follows:
Row 1: * K3, do not turn work. Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS. Rep from * until cord measures 8" or desired length. Fasten off. Sew 1 end of cord to each side of back of bag 1/2"down from top.
Note: Cord can be made any length from short enough to hang in the car to long enough to fit around your neck.