Kids Rainbow Treasure Bag
Skill level: Easy
Size: 4.5 w. x 4.25 d.
Fine weight cotton thread (size 3) 50 yds. each of 5 colors:
Color A - dark blue
Color B - medium blue
Color C - green
Color D - orange
Color E - yellow
Sample bag shown in Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc. Article 950 Honeysuckle Yarns cotton* in the following colors:
1049 Nu Grape
1028 Dutch Blue
1010 Daisy Mae
*From the website: Article 950 is 100% Cotton 3-ply baby fashion weight. Size 6/3. Article 950 is available in Single Balls, 6 - Pack of Balls and Cones. Balls contain approximately 3 oz and 315 yards. Single Cones contain approximately 1680 yards.
Size D/3 (3.25 mm.) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge
24 inches ½ ribbon for drawstring
Gauge: 22 sts & 24 rows = 4 in single crochet rib on size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook
Work in back loop only of each single crochet throughout to create the ribbed look of this project.
Colors are changed every 2 rows to form rainbow stripes. Cut and rejoin colors as needed.
Eyelets for drawstring are created on Row 5.
Its a good idea to count stitches every row to maintain stitch count of 50 sc.
BLO (back look only) work single crochet in back loop of each stitch.
Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), each (ea), fasten off (FO), hook (hk), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), skip (sk)
Row 1: With Color A, ch 51, sc in second ch from hk and in ea ch across; turn (50 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across, changing to Color B in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across; turn (50 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across, changing to Color C in last st; turn.
Row 5 (eyelet row): Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea of next 5 sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, sc in BLO of next sc (eyelet formed), sc in BLO of ea sc to last 8 sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, sc in BLO of next sc (eyelet formed), sc in BLO of last 5 sc; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc and eyelet ch across, changing to Color D in last st; turn (50 sc)
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across, changing to Color E in last sc; turn.
Row 9: Rep Row 3.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across, changing to Color A in last sc; turn.
Row 11: Rep Row 3.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in BLO of first sc and in ea sc across, changing to Color B in last st; turn.
Rep Rows 3-12 twice. At end of last row, do not change color but continue with Color A for side seam.
Fold bag in half with right sides together and eyelets aligned at one end. Seam side of bag with slip st through both thicknesses. Fasten off and cut thread. Rejoin thread at other side of bag and repeat slip st seam.
Weave in all tails. Turn bag right side out.
Beginning and ending at one side seam, weave ribbon through eyelets (Note: after weaving through eyelets, bring ribbon ends through from inside of bag to outside at side seam about Ό away on either side of seam.) Tie loosely to pull bag closed, then tie ends of ribbon together in a knot about 1 from ends. Trim ends with diagonal cut.
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For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.