How to create a strong crochet strap for bags

How to create a strong crochet strap for bags. A strap that feels and looks good and holds its shape. I made up this Strap sc stitch that works perfectly!

This bag is made with tapestry crochet. You crochet through back loop only.

Mochila Liza pattern by Marion Verloop

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FSC Tutorial (foundation single crochet): This creates a beginning row of single crochet, each with its own chain at the bottom, for a sturdy, elastic foundation.

Ply Split Braiding: The "Waffle" Braid - YouTube

Watch how Linda Hendrickson uses a gripfid to make the ply-split "Waffle", and see items she has made with this technique, including braids, several mats, a .