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With A, work 62 rows. Join B.
*With B, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
Rep from * 14 times more. Break A.
With B, work 64 rows.
These 186 rows form Stripe Pat.
With a size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) hook and Contrast A, ch 62, leaving 10" [25.5 cm] tail for assembly. See diagram.
Foundation Row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn. 61 sts (including sc and ch sts).
Row 1: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
First 3 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep last 2 rows for Moss St Pat until Stripe Pat is complete.
Fold along diagonals indicated in folding diagram, matching A to A and B to B.
Sew edges of bag tog where indicated in seaming diagram.
Sew left handle point to right handle point using beg chain tail, leaving no gap between two points.
With B, ch 16.
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 15 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 3" [7.5 cm] ending on a WS row.
Fold handle cover in half lengthwise with WS facing, sandwiching handle. Working through both thicknesses, join last row to 1st row, working 1 sc in each st to end of row. Fasten off.