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Note Read chart from right to left on right side rows and from left to right on wrong side rows. When working in patt, strand yam not in use loosely across wrong side to keep fabric elastic.

To make

Thread the beads onto M and with 3Mmm(US 3) needles, work a beaded picot cast on edge as follows: [Cast on 5 sts, kl, bring yarn and 1 bead forward to the front of the work, slip 1 st purlwise, then holding bead to the front, take yarn back and pass k st over si st, kl, cast off 1, place rem st on right-hand needle back onto left-hand needle] 29 times, cast on 2 sts. 89 sts. Beg with a k row, work in st st. Work 6 rows.

Dec row K9, [k2tog, k21] 3 times, k2tog, k9. 85 sts. P 1 row.

Eyelet row K3, [k2tog, yf, k5] 11 times, k2tog, yf, k3. Work 3 rows.

Inc row K9, [ml, k22] 3 times, ml, klO. 89 sts. Work 3 rows.

Beg with a k row, cont in st st and work 37 rows from Chart, working the edge st at beg of k rows and the end of p rows and repeating the 8 patt sts across the row. Cont in Brown only. P 1 row. Shape base

Next row (right side) Kl, [k2tog, k6] to end. 78 sts. P 1 row.

Cont to decrease in this way working one less st between decreases on every alt row until 12 sts rem. Break yarn, thread through sts, pull up and secure. Join seam.

Drawstrings (make 2)

With Brown, make two 51cm/20in long narrow plaits. Thread through the eyelets, the first plait starting and ending either side of the seam, the second directly opposite. Tie the plait ends together and pull up to close the bag.

Key

Pale Pink (M)

Brown

Dark Aqua

Cream

Dark Red

8 st repeat-03

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