Nylon Cord Bag
Yarn/Cord: 2 skeins Groovy, 100% nylon cord from Judi & Co., 125 yards per hank
Needles: 16 inch US 11 (8mm) circular for body of bag
Double points US 9 (5.5 mm) for picking up stitches around base and
Finished Size: 12 inches diameter, 10 inches tall
The bag is worked from the bottom up continuously, at no time is the cord cut. The base is crochet, stitches are picked up around the base and the body of the bag is knitted. The stitches are bound off and two rows of crochet are worked. Three stitch I-cord is worked for 36 inches, attached and a D-ring is attached at the opposite edge to create a closure for the bag.
With crochet hook, chain 4, close ring. Always complete the round with a slip stitch; begin each round with a chain one.
Work all single crochet stitches in the back loop of the stitch.
Round 1: Work 6 sc (single crochet) in ring. Join, chain one.
Round 2: 2 sc in every sc. (12 stitches).
Round 3: (2 sc in 1st sc, one sc in next sc), 6 times. (18 stitches)
Round 4: (2 sc in 1st sc, one sc in 2nd and 3rd sc), 6 times. (24 stitches)
Round 5: (2 sc in 1st sc, one sc in 2nd, 3rd and 4th sc), 6 times. (30 stitches)
Continue increasing until: (2 sc in first sc, one sc in following 10 sc), 6 times. (72 stitches)
With the US 9 needles, pick up and knit 72 stitches around the base (73 stitches), place marker. Also place a marker at the round half point, the 37th stitch.
Change to the US 11 circular and work knit 1, purl 1 (seed stitch) continuously for 50 rounds.
With the crochet hook, bind off all stitches and then work two rounds of single crochet.
There is one loop on the crochet hook, pick up two loops from the bag's crochet edge and, with the US 9 knitting needle, work I-cord for 36 inches. Fold the I-cord in half and attach the end a bit below the cord's base on the inside of the bag. You will have a one long loop on one side of the bag. Center the flat edge of the D-ring on the inside of the bag at the 37th stitch and attach it.
To close the bag, thread the I-cord through the D-ring.
This project was contributed by FloryKnits
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.