Fringed Smartphone Satchel

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Round 1: 12ch, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, 3sc in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain with a sc in each ch across, join w/sl st in 1st st, do not turn – 24 sc

Round 2: Sc continuously around in each sc until piece measures length of phone, sl st in next st, turn

Top Flap

Row 1: 1ch, sc in next 12 sc (or half of however many sc stitches you have at the end of Round 1 depending on the size of your phone), turn – 12 sc

Row 2: 1ch, sc in each of next 12 sc, turn – 12 sc

Row 3: 1ch, sc2tog, sc in each sc across up to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn – 10 sc

Repeat Row 3 until you have just 4 sc remaining.  Finish off.

Fringe

Cut 16 pieces of 16” fringe. Gather 4 strands and fold in half, push loop through one sc of last row and pull ends through to secure.  Repeat for each of remaining 3 sc.

Braided Strap

At the base of flap on one side join w/sl st, 1ch, sc in next 3 sc, *150ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, sl st in sc at base of 150ch** and sl st in next open sc; repeat from *2 more times ending last repeat at **. Finish off. You will have 3 long strands of single crochet.  Braid them together.

Finishing

After you have braided your strands, sew their ends together with a strand of yarn and tapestry needle.  Stitch that end to the inside of the bag on the other side of the flap.  Weave in ends.

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