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*Tosca's Draw String Purse
An original design by Tosca J. Mark
Donated to the CP Pattern Library 12/96


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Designer's Notes: I found it really ackward to explain rnd 7. But basically you go into every stich of the prev rnd and each 2 dcs form a cross. It does not even matter which one ends up in front. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I will try to help.
Gauge is not critical and the size of the bag can easily be varied by adding or eliminating rows and stitches.

MATERIALS:

I used Southmaid Cotton 8 recommended hook was 3.5mm or 5, F .

DIRECTIONS:

Ch 4.

Rnd 1: 13 dc into first ch; sl st in top of 4th ch (14 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3; 2 dc in each dc of previous rnd; 1 dc in same place as beg ch 3; sl st to close rnd (28 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3; * 1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st * repeat to end of rnd; 1 dc in same place as beg ch 3; sl st to close rnd (42sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3; * 1 dc in next st (twice); 2 dc in next st * repeat to end of rnd; 1 dc in same place as beg ch 3; sl st to close rnd (56sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3; * 1 dc in next st ( 3 times); 2 dc in next st * repeat to end of rnd; 1 dc in same place as beg ch 3; sl st to close rnd (70sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1; sc in next 34 sts; 2 sc in next st; (twice) sl st to close rnd (72 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 3; 1 dc in st behind (this is the last st of the previous rnd and will make a crossed-over st); * 1 dc in second st of prev. rnd from first dc made; 1 dc into skipped st (between 1st and 3rd dc made) * repeat to end of rnd. sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 8: Ch 1; 1 sc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 10: Ch1; 1 sc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 12: Ch 3; 1 dc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 13: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 14: Ch 3; 1 dc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 15: Ch1; 1 sc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 16: Ch 3; 1 dc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 17: Ch1; 1 sc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 18: Ch 3; 1 dc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 7.

Rnd 20: Ch 3; 1 dc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Rnd 21: Ch 1; 1 sc in every st of prev rnd; sl st to close rnd.

Repeat rnds 20 and 21 twice more. Do not end off ! Continue to make: Shoulderstrap: make a chain approx. 30 " long attach at midpoint of bag opening and return with 1 hdc in every ch made. Fasten to beg. Finish off.

Drawstring: Make a chain approx. 34" long and sc into each ch. Finish off. Weave through second dc rnd from top every 6th st.

NOTE: This is an original design by Tosca J. Mark and is posted here with permission. Please direct reprint requests to designer at jmark@interhop.net. The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted.

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