Crocheted String Bag Fingering Weight Yarn

 

Materials: Samples used fingering weight Perle 5/2 cotton yarn and C hook or CottonTale 8 cotton yarn and D hook, totaling a weight of 66 gms or 85 gms respectively.  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 32, 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.        [36 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- 40:  Repeat rnd 4 thirty-six times.

 

Row 41: *Sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, repeat from * 15 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn. 

[16 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 42: 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 43: 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, ch 2 and turn.     [12 ch-5 sps]

 

Row 44: Sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 repeat from * 8 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, cut yarn and fasten.     [10 ch-5 sps centered with bag beg ch at bottom]

 

Row 45:  Sk 1 ch-5 sps after ch-5 sp used to turn on row 41, 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 * 14 times, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 and turn.     [16 ch-5 sps]

 

Rows 46-48:  Repeat rows 42 thru 44.

 

 

Bag Handles:

Rnd 1:  Ch 76, weave free end of chain through 10 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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