Grandmas Work Bag Pattern #9197

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Grandmas Work Bag Pattern #9197


CLARK'S O.N.T. "BRILLIANT," 2 balls for crocheted edging and tabs.
Milward's Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 or 11.
¼ yard of chintz, 36-inch width.
¼ yard of lining material.
2 bone rings (¾ inch in diameter).

Sewing basket is made of 3 identical pieces as follows: Cut 3 pieces of heavy cardboard into ovals, each 10¼ x 5½ inches, tapering narrow ends to points. Cut fabric (both chintz and lining mate­rial) to correspond with cardboard, allowing about ⅜ inch all around for seams. With right sides facing, place together one piece of chintz and one of lining material and machine stitch ⅜ inch from edge along one long side of oval (from point to point). Turn right sides of fabric out, insert a piece of cardboard, turn under remaining raw edges ⅜ inch, sew together with neat over-and-over stitches. This com­pletes one piece. Finish remaining 2 pieces in same manner. With chintz on the outside, using "Brilliant," sew one long side of an oval piece to one long side of a second oval piece with neat over-and-over stitches about ¼ inch long. This 2nd piece forms base of sewing basket. Sew one side of remain­ing piece to free side of base, thus leav­ing opening directly above center of base.

CROCHETED EDGING … Make a chain to measure about 2 inches longer than one side of opening. D c in 4th ch from hook, * ch 1, 7 tr in next ch, drop loop from hook, insert hook in ch-1 preceding the 7 tr and draw dropped loop through (a popcorn st made), d c in next 3 ch. Repeat from * across until piece measures same length as opening, ending with 3 d c. Fasten off. Sew crocheted piece to edge of one side of opening. Finish other side in same way.

TABS1st rnd: S c closely all around bone ring (number of sts must be divisible by 4). Join with sl st in 1st s c made. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, d c in each st around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-3. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, d c in next st, * pc st in next st, d c in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join. Now work in rows as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 3, d c in next 7 sts. Fasten off at end of 3rd row, leaving a 10-inch length of thread for sewing. Thread a needle with this 10-inch length and sew last row of tab to center of edging on one side of opening. Make another tab and sew to corresponding place on other side.