This free pattern originally published by Clark's O.N.T. J&P Coats as Bags, Book 228.
MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS OR CLARK'S O.N.T. PEARL COTTON, Size 5, 22 balls of Skipper Blue ... Bone Crochet Hook No. 5 ... 1 pair embroidery rings, 6 inches in diameter ... 2 bone rings ... Scrap of felt.
GAUGE: 4 sts make 1 inch; 4 ½ rnds make 1 inch.
Use 3 threads throughout.
BAG ••• Starting at bottom, ch 4. Join with sl st. 1st rnd: 10 sc in ring. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc). 3rd rnd: Sc in each sc around. 4th rnd: Repeat 2nd rnd (40 sc), 5th and 6th rnds: Repeat 3rd rnd. 7th rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (60 sc). 8th to 11th rnds incl: Repeat 3rd rnd. 12th rnd: Repeat 7th rnd (90 sc). 13th and 14th rnds: Repeat 3rd rnd. 15th rnd: Working in back loop only, make 2 sc in each sc around (180 sc). 16th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. Work straight until piece measures 10 ½ inches from starting rnd. Next rnd: * Work off next 2 sc as 1 sc (dec made). Repeat from * around (90 sc). Following rnd: * Sc in next sc, work off next 2 sc as 1 sc (dec made) . Repeat from * around (60 sc). Sl st in next sc. Break off.
TOP ••• Work as for Bag until 7 rnds are made. 8th, 9th and 10th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc. Break off.
TAB (Make 2) ••• Ch 11. 1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch. Working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across. 2nd, 3rd and 4th rnds: (Sc in each sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center sc) twice; sc in each sc to end of rnd. At end of 4th rnd, sl st in next sc. Break off.
HANDLE ••• Make a chain 20 inches long. Work as for Tab until 3 rnds are made. Break off.
RINGS ••• Work a row of sc closely together over both embroidery rings.
Sew body of Bag to smaller Ring, easing in fullness. Sew Top to larger Ring, pulling taut evenly around. Sew one end of a Tab to Top and other end to body of Bag to form a hinge. Line other Tab with felt. Sew one end opposite first Tab to Top of Bag. Sew snap to Bag and other end of Tab. Draw Handle through bone rings for 2 inches and sew in place. Sew a bone ring on each side between tabs at top.
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