PATTERN NOTES: Use two strands of thread throughout
Gauge: 1 shell and 1 sc make 1 1/4 inches.
Cotton #10, 7 small balls or 3 large ones Aluminum Hook C or 2
BAG PIECE: Starting at bottom, ch 34 very loosely to measure 11 inches.
1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip next ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), skip next ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across (8 shells and 9 sc on row). Ch 1, turn.
2nd Row: Sc in each sc and each dc across. (49 sc). Ch 3, turn.
3rd Row: 2 dc in 1st sc (half shell), *skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc,shell in next sc. Repeat from * across, ending with skip 2 sc, 3 dc in last sc (half shell). Ch 1, turn.
4th Row: Sc in each dc and in each sc across, sc in top of turning chain (49 sc). Ch 1, turn.
5th Row: Sc in 1st sc, *skip 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
The last 4 rows (2nd to 5th rows incl) constitute the pattern. Repeat the pattern until piece measures 7 inches, ending with the 4th row. Break off.
Attach thread to opposite side of starting chain at bottom, ch 1 and work another 7 inches to correspond. Break off.
GUSSET (Make 2) . . . Starting at center, ch 33 to measure 6 1/2 inches.
1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; then, working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd & 3rd Rows: Sc in each sc across, increasing 3 sc evenly across end of piece. Ch 1, turn. At end of 3rd row, break off.
Fold bag piece in half, pin gussets between side edges (curved ends at bottom), then fasten them in place by working sc through both thicknesses around. Fold top edges of gussets in half and fasten in same way to top edges of bag piece. Then work sl st in each sc around. Break off. Line with buckram and felt or lining material. Sew zipper across center 8 inches of top edge. Sew beads to sides
HANDLE . . . Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st Rnd: Sc in each ch around (6 sc).
2nd Rnd: Sc in each sc around (6 sc). Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 10 inches. Break off. Slip end of this piece through a plastic ring and sew ends together.
Zipper Pull . . .Ch 4.
1st Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 2 ch. Ch 1, turn.
2nd Row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 1 1/2 inches. Break off. Fold one end of piece over plastic ring and sew close to ring. Sew other end to zipper pull.
NOTE: This pattern is from The Complete Book of Crochet, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1946.
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