Designed By: Lily Chin Skill Level: Intermediate
RED HEART® Boutique Ribbons®: 1 ball 1944 Laguna A
RED HEART® Baby Sheen™: 1 ball 515 Turquoise B
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.5mm [US E-4]
Stitch marker, yarn needle
Bag measures 7” x 6” (18cm x 15cm)
Note: Yarn is sufficient to make 2 bags
GAUGE: 20 sc = 4” (10cm); 24 rows = 4” (10cm) in sc worked in the round. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
– Bottom Base is worked in turned rows.
– Body is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn unless otherwise indicated. Place marker to indicate beginning of round; move marker up as work progresses.
– Ribbons yarn A is joined to Body by working over ladder spaces with B.
With B, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Work Row 2 until piece measures 6.5” (16.5cm).
Note: Round 1 is a joining round worked around entire Bottom Base.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across; rotate piece to work across row ends, (sc in each of next 3 row ends, skip next row) for 30 sc; rotate piece to work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across; rotate piece to work across row ends, (sc in each of next 3 row ends, skip next row) for 30 sc; join with slip st in first st, ch 1, turn – 70 sc.
Round 2 (WS): Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2.
Round 4: Hold A behind piece with short ladder edge across top, with B, sc in next sc and over first ladder space of A, sc in next sc and same ladder space of A, *with B, sc in next sc and over next ladder space of A, sc in next sc and same ladder space of A; repeat from * around.
Round 5: With B, sc in each sc around.
Round 6: *With B, sc in next sc and over next ladder space of A, sc in next sc and same ladder space of A; repeat from * around.
Rounds 7-36: Repeat Rounds 5-6, 12 times; on Round 36, join last st with slip st in first st. Fasten off A and B.
(Make 2) With B, ch 6, leaving long beginning tail for sewing.
Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sc in first st to form ring – 5 sc.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around. Repeat Round 2 until tube measures 10” (25 cm). Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Fold Bag in half. Using photo as a guide, skip 8 sc from edge, sew one end of Handle over next 3 sc, skip 11 sc, sew other end of Handle over next 3 sc. Repeat on other side of Bag with other Handle. Weave in ends.
A, B, C= Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch=chain; mm= millimeters; sc= single crochet; st(s)= stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.