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Materials
Size F/5 Crochet hook
tapestry needle
MC-Light pink Sport weight yarn
CC-White Sport weight yarn
Small amount of fuschia or hot pink yarn
1 square of black felt
1 square of gold felt
hot glue gun
1 button or velcro
2 beads (optional)
black embroidery thread


Bag
Starting at base with MC ch 24

Rnd 1- Work 4 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 20 sts, work 4 hdc in last st.  Working on opposite side of ch, hdc in next 20 sts, join with sl st to 2nd ch.

Rnd 2- Ch 2, hdc in same sp, (2 hdc in next st)3 times, hdc in next 20 sts, (2 hdc in next st)4 times, hdc in next 20 sts, join with sl st to beg ch-2.

Rnd 3- Ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in next st, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st)3 times, hdc in next 20 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st)4 times, hdc in next 20 sts, join with sl st to beg ch-2.

Rnd 4- Ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts)3 times, hdc in next 20 sts, ( 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts)4 times, hdc in next 20 sts, join with sl st to beg ch-2.

Rnd 5- Ch 2 hdc in same sp, hdc in next 3 sts, ( 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts)3 times, hdc in next 20 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts)4 times, hdc in next 20 sts, join with sl st to beg ch-2.

Rnd 6- Working in BLO for this round, ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beg ch-2.

Rnd 7-27-(Working in both loops now) Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beg ch 2.  On rnd 27 counting beg ch 2 as first hdc made, mark the 55th hdc with a small piece of yarn.  (This is for placement of the flap)

Rnd 28- Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc)in same sp,* sk next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st,(Shell made) repeat from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch3.

FLAP

With CC starting on rnd 27, sl st around marked 55th hdc
Row 1- (Ch 5, sk 4 hdc, sl st around next hdc)5 times, fasten off

Row 2- Join yarn with sl st in 1st ch-5 sp, ch2, work 4 hdc in same sp.  Work 5 hdc in each remaining ch-5 sp. (20 hdc)

Row 3-14- Ch2 and turn, hdc in each hdc across, on last row fasten off.

Trim- With MC join with sl st to original ch-5, working in end rows, work shell evenly around.

To secure flap sew a button on front of bag and use ch-2 sp on center shell of flap for button hole, or hot glue velcro tabs.  For smaller children I recommend using velcro, although it doesn't work quite as well..

Hello Kitty face

With CC ch 7
Rnd 1- Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 sts, work 4 sc in last st.  Working on opposite side of beg ch, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2- Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st.

Rnd 3- Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, sc in next sp, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st)3 times, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st)4 times, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st.

Rnd 4- Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)3 times, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)4 times, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st.
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Rnd 5- Ch1, 2 sc in same sp, sc in next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)3 times, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)4 times, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st.

Rnd 6- Ch1, 2 sc in same sp, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts)3 times, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts)4 times, sc in next 4 sts.

Ears
Ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, ch1 and turn, work sc dec 2 times, sc in next st, sc dec in next st.  Ch 1 and turn, work sc decrease 2 times.  Ch 1 and turn, sc dec, fasten off.  (Right ear made)  Leaving 6 sc in between ears, join yarn with sl st and work left ear the same.

Bow

With hot pink or fuschia,Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  (Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across)3 times more.  Using a piece of yarn, gather in the middle and tie a knot.  Hot glue to kitty's left ear.

With black felt cut out 2 eyes and hot glue them to face.  Using the gold felt cut out a nose and hot glue to face.  Use embroidery thread and sew whiskers to the face.  When finished sew face to the front of bag, but before completing the attatchment stuff the face with fiberfill, then finish sewing.

Straps  (make 2)
Ch 66, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 63 chs, 3 sc in next ch, working on opposite side of beg chain sc in next 63 ch, 1 sc in same st as first 2 sc, join with sl st and fasten off.  After both straps are made sew them on the back of the purse according to where you want them.


To Make Cord
Ch76, working in back side of ch, sl st in each st across, fasten off.  Starting at the middle front of the purse, weave cord between shells on rnd 28.  For older kids you can place beads at each of the ends, I wouldn't recommend it for smaller children. 

FLOWER
Color A-Gold
ColorB-Fuschia or hot pink

With color A Ch 5 join with sl st to make loop.

RND 1:  Ch 1, work 10 sc in loop, join with sl st.  Finish off.

RND 2:  Join color B with sl st to any sc * Ch4, [yo twice and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook)twice]2 times.  Yo twice and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook)twice, yo twice and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook)twice, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch4, sl st in next st (Pedal Made).* Repeat from * to * around.  Finish off, 5 Pedals made all together.
Hot glue flower to flap.



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Hello Kitty Child's Backpack
Designed by:  Crystal Quintanilla
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