TLC Essentials in Shaded Denim, or any worsted weight yar
G/6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across. (8 sc)
Repeat row 2 for about 40 inches (101.60 cm), do not bind off.
Work 2 more sc in last sc of final row to create a turn corner, and sc evenly along the side.
Work 3 sc in in the first free loop at the bottom to create another turn corner, and sc in the next 6 free loops.
Work 3 sc in last free loop to create a turn corner, sc evenly along side.
Work 1 sc in the first sc of the last row and join in the same st with a slip stitch.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from the hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sc in each st across.
Repeat for 10 inches (25.40 cm).
Join yarn with a slip stitch in the 6th sc from the bind off, ch1, sc in same st and sc across leaving 5 stitches at the end unworked.
(Ch 1, turn, sc across) 4 times.
Repeat for second panel.
Lay the two bag panels together with wrong sides facing.
Crochet together along each side and bottom.
Fold the bottom "cut-out" portion flat and crochet it closed on both ends.
Attach the strap with about a 2 to 3 inch ( 5.08 to 7.62 cm) overlap on each side, making sure to center it on the side seams.
Work a round of sc around the top of the bag.
Weave in and trim all ends.
Amy O'Holleran's tutorial was taken with permission from her blog, With A Tangled Skein.