Crocheted String Bag

 

Materials: Sample used J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, in various colors totaling a weight of 66 gms crochet string. Used size 5 steel crochet hook.  The string bag is environmentally friendly and is designed to be made with leftover yarn.

Stitches: U.S. terminology

ch = chain      sc = single crochet       trc = triple crochet      sp(s) = space(s)      sl = slip

st(s) = stitch(es)      rnd = round       beg = beginning      sk = skip

 

Rnd 1: Ch 42, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 2, turn upside down, sc in free loop of beg ch, sc in each free loop to end, ch 2, continue working in a circular fashion from the outside.  

 

Rnd 2:  Sl st in beg sc, ch 3, sk next st, *(trc, ch 3, trc) in next st, sk next st, repeat from * to 1 st from ch-2,  (trc, ch 3, trc) in next st, (trc, ch 3, trc) in next ch, (trc, ch 3, trc) in next ch,  *(trc, ch 3, trc) in next st, sk next st, repeat from * to 1 st from ch-2, (trc, ch 3, trc) in next st, (trc, ch 3, trc) in next ch, (trc, ch 3, trc) in next ch, trc in beg sc, ch 3, sl st in top of next trc, sl st in 1st ch of ch-3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 5.        [46 ch-3 sps]

 

Rnd 3: *Sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, repeat from * to end of rnd (last ch-3 sp).

 

Rnd 4: *Sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, repeat from * to end of rnd.

 

Rnds 5- 52:  Repeat rnd 4 forty-eight times.

 

Row 53: *Sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, repeat from * 19 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn. 

[20 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 54: Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 16 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn.     [18 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 55: Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 14 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn.     [16 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 56: Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 12 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn.     [14 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 57: Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 10 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, cut yarn and fasten.     [12 ch-5 sps centered with bag beg ch at bottom]

 

Row 58:  Sk 2 ch-5 sps after ch-5 sp used to turn on row 53, attach yarn to next ch-5 sp by making a slip knot on hook and joining with an sc, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 18 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn.     [20 ch-5 sps]

 

Rows 59-62:  Repeat rows 54 thru 57.

 

 

Bag Handles:

Rnd 1:  Ch 100, weave free end of chain through 12 ch-5 sps on top row of bag being careful not to twist, join ends of ch by an sc in beg ch, sc in each ch to end.

 

Rnd 2:  Sc in each sc around to beg (pulling sts to top as you work).

 

Rnd 3:  Sc in each sc around to beg (pulling sts to top as you work), cut yarn and fasten.

Repeat rnds 1 thru 3 for other side of bag.

 

 

Changing colors: Sc in ch-5 sp with old color, cut old yarn and fasten. Attach new color to same ch-5 sp by making a slip knot on hook and joining with an sc, ch-5, sc in next ch-5 sp and continue as directed in the pattern.  Tie tails of two colors together on inside and work in loose ends. 

 

Finishing: Weave in all loose ends.

 

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