– The ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch when working the body of the bag. The ch 2 does count as a stitch when working on the handles.
Round 33: dc in each ch 1 space.
Round 34: dc between each dc of the previous row. Sl st to the first dc. Do not cut yarn. Continue and work the first half of your handle.
Row 1: ch 2, dc in the next 12 stitches. (13)
Row 2: ch 2, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. (10)
Row 3: ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 5 stitches, dc 2 tog. (8)
Rows 4-22: ch 2, dc in the next 7 stitches. (8)
Skip 23 stitches. Join yarn with a sl st and work the second half of your handle the same way you did the last. Single crochet the halves of your handle together and weave ends.