Dazzling Waves Bag

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Sparkling thread and an interesting wave pattern worked side-to-side gives this dressy accessory a unique look. The perfect touch for any special occasion!

 

Skill level:  Intermediate

Finished size:  4.75 wide by 4.25 high 

Materials:

Size 10 cotton metallic thread (100 yds (91 m.) per ball)*:

     1 ball color #403 Dazzling Cream (Color A)

     1 ball color #401 Dazzling Diamonds (Color B)        

     *Sample project was completed with Honeysuckle Yarns Cotton Metallic from

       Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing Co., Inc.

Size D/3/3.25 mm crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Notions:

Piece of lining fabric 13 l. x 6 w.

Piece of non-fusible interfacing 13 l. x 6 w.

Sewing thread and sewing needle

One vintage button 7/8 diameter

Gauge:  6 sc = 1, 8 rows sc = 1 inch on size D/3/3.25 mm hook

 

Pattern Notes

Bag is worked as a rectangular piece from side-to-side in two-row stripes, then

folded and seamed at sides.

Right side of piece is the side that shows ridges formed by working in back loops only on Row 3.

 

Stitches used: chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), reverse

single crochet (rev sc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

Special stitches:

Back loop only (BLO):  Work in back loop only of single crochet stitches as

instructed in pattern.

 

Bag

Row 1 (RS):  With Color A, ch 76, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea ch across, turn (75 sc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, *hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next

2 sc, dc in next 3 sc, rep from * across, changing to Col B  in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in ea st across, turn.

Row 4: Working in both lps as normal, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, *hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 3 sc, rep from * across, changing to Col A in last st, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, *hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next

2 sc, dc in next 3 sc, rep from * across, changing to Col B  in last st, turn.

Rep Rows 3-6 until a total of 26 rows have been worked, alternating colors every two rows as established.  Fasten off and weave in tails.

Finishing

Inside edge trim:

Row 1:  With right side facing and working along short end of piece where color changes were made, attach Col B in st at right corner.  Ch 1, work 29 sc evenly across, turn (29 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Side seams:

With right sides tog, fold up short end of piece 4 (i.e., the end that was just trimmed with Col B.)  Sl st side seams tog. Fasten off and weave in tails. Turn piece right side out.

Top flap:

At other short end of piece, fold down top edge 1 and tack raw edge to inside of  flap.

Button loop:

With 1 strand ea Col A & B held tog, attach thread along fold of flap 2 in from side. Ch 7, skip 1 along fold and attach ch at that point. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Strap:

With 1 strand ea Col A & B held tog, attach thread at one side of bag where flap folds down. Ch 200, attach with sl st to other side of bag. Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

Lining:

Cut piece of lining fabric to measure 11 long x 5.25 wide. Cut a piece of interfacing 10.5 long x 4.75 wide.  With right sides of lining tog, fold one short end up 4.25.  Fold down raw edge , then sew side seams. Trim seams.

Insert interfacing into bag, then insert lining over it. Adjust to fit. With sewing thread and needle, tack top edge of lining to inside front of lower bag opening.

On inside of top flap, fold edges of lining under and tack to crocheted piece along 3 sides.

Align button with button loop and sew securely to front of bag.

For Bag Schematic, see "printer-friendly version" pdf.

                       

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