Fancy Evening Bag
This pattern is a vintage pattern and may use vintage terms. Although this pattern is from a print publication it has not been recently tested.
Materials: HIAWATHA Super Corde Art. 38, 3 tubes or Art. 38X, 1 tube. HIAWATHA Interchangeable Bag Frame No. 6648. HIAWATHA Plastic Bag Insert No. 6562/1-6" dia. x 1\2" deep. HIAWATHA Wooden Beads, 5 strings (500 beads). Steel crochet hook No. 1. Gauge: 6 sts = 1" BOTTOM-Inside-Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch, forming a ring. Rnd 1-6 sc in ring. Rnd 2-2 sc in each st. Mark beg of rnds. Rnd 3 -* Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around (6 incs). Inc 6 sc each rnd (not directly over incs of previous rnd) until there are 114 sts and piece is about 5 3\4" across. Sl st in next st. Next rnd - Through back loops only, sc in each st. Through both loops work 1 rnd sc even. Sl st in next st. End off. Outside -Same as Inside to 114 sts. Work 1 rnd even. Next rnd -Through back loops, sc in each st. Through both loops work 2 rnds sc even. Sl st in next st. End off. Thread 2 strings of beads onto corde. SIDES- Rnd -Without beads, working through back loops only of Outside, and through both loops of Inside, and inserting base, join with sc increasing in first st and in every 4th st thereafter to 144 sts. Sl st in next st. Turn. Rnd 2 - From wrong side, work sc in next 5 sts, beaded sc in next st -to make a beaded sc -slide bead close to last st made and work sc in next st, * sc in next 11 sts, beaded sc in next st. Repeat from * ending with 6 plain sc. Rnd 3�Sc to 1 st before next beaded sc, * beaded sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * ending with 5 plain sc. Rnd 4�Sc to 1 st beyond next beaded sc, * beaded sc in next st, sc in next 11 sc. Repeat from * ending with 6 plain sc. Sl st in next st. Turn. From right side work 3 rnds sc even. Sl st in next st. Turn. Rnds 8, 9 and 10- From wrong side, alternating patterns, work 3 rnds of bead pattern. Sl st in next st. From right side work 3 rnds sc even. Continue alternating bead pattern until there are 7 beaded stripes, ending with 2 rnds sc on right side. Centering patterns, insert marker at each side edge. Work 11 sts beyond 1st marker. CASINGS-Row 1-* Sc in next 2 sts, draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, over and through 3 loops on hook- dec made. Repeat from * 11 more times, ending with 2 sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 2- Through back loops only, sc in 38 sts. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- Through both loops, sc in each st. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row 3 more times. Row 7-Working through back loops of last row and through ridge of row 2, sl st together. Skip 22 sts for gusset and work casing on other side. HANDLES (make 2)-Ch 15". Row 1-Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 2 and 3-Sc in each st. End off. Sew one handle to each side of bag, inside casing.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.