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FPsc (front-post single crochct) Insert h<H>k from front to back around post of specified sc.

HANDLES

Prepare plastic rounds for handles as foil: Start with two clcan lids and curved, slurp nail scissors. Cut out and remove flat center part of lid. leaving a ' «76mm-widc inner ridge and the outer rim (the pan that snaps over the edge of the can) Sand away any rough spots with cmory board.

With F-5 (3.75 mm) hook. 4 strands of thread held tog as one. and outer rim facing toward you. join thread to ring with a si st worked through ccntcr of one ring (hold loop on hook outside ring, insert hook into ccnler of ring and yo. draw dirough loop on hook), ch I. cover ring with approx 80 sc evenly spaced around, join with si st to first sc. Fasten off. Rep with rem ring

BAG Notes

  1. Body of bag is worked with 2 strands of thread held tog as one.
  2. Join end of each md w ith si st in first sc
  3. Do not count joining si sts as a st; do not work into si sts.

BASE

Knd I fWS) With F/5 (3.75 mm) hook, ch 30. starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 28 ch. 3 sc in last ch: working along opposite edge of foundation ch. sc in each of next 27 ch. 2 sc in same ch as first sc, join—60 sc. Ch I. turn. Rnd 2 Ch 1. work 2 sc in cach of next 2 sc. sc in each of next 27 sc. 2 sc in cach of next 3 sc. sc in cach of next 27 sc. 2 sc in last sc. join 66 sc. Ch I. turn.

Rnd 3 Ch I. work 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 28 sc. (2 sc in next sc. sc in next sc) twice. 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 28 sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in last sc. join—72 sc. Ch I. turn.

Rnd 4 Ch I. sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 29 sc. (2 sc in next sc. sc in next 2 sc) twice. 2 sc in next sc. sc in each of next 29 sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in last sc. join—78 sc. Ch I, turn. Rnd 5 Ch I. sc in next cach of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 30 sc. (2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 3 sc) twice, 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 30 sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in cach of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. sc in last sc. join—84 sc. Fasten off.

BODY SIDES

Rnd I (\\ S) With double-strand of thread. F'5 (3.75 mm) hook and W'S of base facing, skip joining si st and next 2 sc. join with si st around next front post of next sc. ch I. work FPsc around cach of next 84 sc. join with s| st in first sc—joining is now position at one side of bag. Ch I. turn. Rnd» 2-7 (work even): Sc in cach of 84 sc around, join with sl st in first sc. Ch I. turn. Knd 8 (foundation rnd for trim) Sc in next sc. [ch I, skip next sc. sc in cach of next 2 sc] 27 times, ch I. skip next sc. sc in last sc, join with sl st to first sc 28 ch-1 spaces and 28 skipped sc. Ch I. turn.

Knd 9 Sc in next sc. (sc in next ch-1 sp. sc in each of next 2 sc) 27 times, sc in next ch-l sp. sc in last sc. join with sl st to first sc—84 sc. Ch I. turn. Rnd* 10-41: Repeal mds 2-1 4 times more. Fasten off.

BEADED TRIM Note

  1. Work in joined mds. with RS facing
  2. Work w ith single-strand of thread.
  3. To join beads (sl bead), drop loop from I) hook. Slip oik- bead onto steel hook. Insert steel hook into dropped loop. Keeping work light, draw loop through bead, draw ing up loop to accommodate D hook. Rc-invcrt D hook into loop, tighten and coot.

Tier 1

Hold hag upside down.

Knd I With single strand of thread and D 3 (3.25 mm) hook, join thread with sl st in first skipped sc on md 7 of hag after joining st. ch I. sc in same sc. (ch 3. sc in next skipped sc) 27 times, ch I. hdc in first sc 28 ch-3 loops, counting last ch-l and hdc as I loop. Rnd 2 SI st in last loop made, ch 3. dc in same loop, (ch 2. 5 sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2. work (2 dc. ch 2. 2 dc -shell made) in next ch-3 loop] 13 times, ch 2. 5 sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2. 2 dc in first loop, ch I, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch-3—14 shells, counting last ch-l and sc as I space. Rnd 3 SI st in last space made, ch 3. 2 dc in same space, [ch 3. skip next sc. sc in cach of next 3 sc. ch 3. work (3 dc. ch 2. 3 dc) in ch-2 space of next shell] 13 times, ch 3. skip next sc. sc in cach of next 3 sc. ch 3. 3 dc in first space, ch 1. sc in top of third ch of starting ch-3. Fasten off foi beading md. Note

To work without beads, work shells of rnd 4 as foil: (4 dc, ch 2. 4 do in ch-2 space of previous md.

Rnd 4 (beading md) Sl st in last space made, ch 3. 3 dc in same space, [ch 4. skip next sc. sc in next sc. ch 4. work (4 dc, sl bead, ch I. 4 dc) in next space] 13 times, ch 4. skip next sc. sc in next sc. ch 4. 4 dc in first spacc. sl bead, ch I. sl st in ihinl ch of starting ch-3. Fasten off. Tier 2

Working along md 15 of bag. off-set the points of the trim by joining thread in first skipped sc before joining, work 4 rnds of tnm in same way. Tier 3

Working along md 23 of bog. join in first skipped sc after joining (align trim with Tier I >. work trim in same way.

Tier 4

Working along md 31 of bag. work as for Tier 2. Tier 5

Working along md 39 of bag. work as for Tier 3. Casing

Row I (RS) With F-5 (3 75 mm) hook and double strands of thread, hold bag nght side up. loeate join at ccntcr of one side, skip next 8 sc. join with sl st in next sc. ch I. sc in same sc. sc hi each of next 25 sc—26 sc. Ch I. turn. Rows 2-10 Ch 1, sc in cach across. Ch 1. turn Keep last loop on hook, cut thread leaving 18" tail. With RS of handle and casing facing vou, fold casing m half to inside of bag through handle. passing hook and tail of thread through center of handle. Turn. With WS facing and matching stsof row 10 of casing to sts of row I.'insert hook in sc of row 10, insert hook around post of corresponding sc on row I. w ork 1 sl st to join the 2 sts; rep from • across. Fasten off. Make casing and attach handle to other side of bag in same way. Weave in ends. Steam block ruftlcs. being careful not to melt beads or lundlcs

Dressy hag with 5 tiers of scallop trim and pearl beading. Shown on page 58.

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