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Thanks to Mackena and Rhonda for their help on the pattern corrections.
6oz cotton worsted yarn
2 stitch markers
Stabilizing material (cardboard, plastic canvas, etc.)
Button (1 1/4" or larger)
Optional lining materials:
Small amount of matching cotton or blend material
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
Please let me know if you find any errors in this pattern.
Oval Bottom (Make 2) Corrections made 4/26/12
Round 1: Chain 7. 2hdc in 3rd chain from hook (Ch2 count as hdc here and throughout). 1hdc in each of the next 3 chains. 5hdc in the last chain. Rotate to stitch on the underside of the chain. 1hdc in each of the next 3 chains. 2 hdc in the beginning chain space. Join with a sl st. (16hdc)
Round 2: Ch2. Hdc in same stitch. 2hdc in next hdc. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. (2hdc in the next stitch) 3 times. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (22hdc)
Round 3: Ch2. 2hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in each of the next 6 stitches. 2hdc in the next stitch. (Hdc in the next, 2hdc in the next) twice. 1hdc in each of the next 6. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (28hdc)
Round 4: Ch2. Hdc in the same stitch. *1hdc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 2 stitches. 1hdc in each of the next 6 stitches.** 2hdc in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * to **. 2hdc in the last stitch, Join with a sl st. (36hdc)
Round 5: Ch2. Hdc in the same stitch. *2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 3 stitches. 1hdc in each of the next 7 stitches. 2hdc in the next 2 stitches.** Repeat from * to **. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (48hdc)
Round 6: Ch2. Hc in the same stitch. 2hdc in each of next stitch. (1hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 4 stitches.) 3times. 1hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2hdc in each of the last 2 stitches. Join with a sl st. (64hdc)
Bottom Stabilizer Trace shape of bottom onto stabilizing material. Cut out, trimming 1/8" smaller all around.
Round 7: Join yarn with a sl st at center of either end. Sl st through both layers, sandwiching stabilizer between. (64sl st)
Round 9: Turn. (Outside of bag now facing). (Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same stitch. Beginning shell made. Skip 3 sc. (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in the next stitch. Shell made. (Skip 3 stitches, shell) around. Join with a sl st to beginning chain 3. (16 shells)
Round 10: Sl st over to ch2 space. Beginning shell in same space. Shell in chain space of each shell around. Join with a sl st to beginning ch3.(16 shells)
Rounds 11-15: Repeat round 10.
Round 16: Sl st over to ch2 space. Ch3. 5dc in same space. 6dc in chain space of each shell around. Join with a sl st to beginning ch3. (96 dc)
Round 17: Sl in next st. Place stitch marker. Ch1, sc in next stitch. Sc in next 3 stitches. (Skip 2 d, sc in next 4 dc) around. Skip last two dc. Do not join. Crochet in the round from this point. (64sc)
Round 18-21: Sc evenly around, moving stitch marker to the end of each round
Marking for Handles Fold top of bag flat and move stitch marker to exact left side if needed. Count 8 stitches over and place 2nd marker.
Round 22: Sc around to second marker. Chain 16. Skip next 16 stitches. Sc in the next 16. Chain 16. Skip next 16 stitches. Sc around to first marker. (32 sc, 32 chains)
Round 23: Sc in each sc and chain around (64sc)
Round 24-27: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in last stitch. FO.
Leaving long beginning and ending tails, chain 8. FO. Using tails, sew each end to the center of back side on edge under handle. (Add more chain length for larger buttons)
Place button and sew securely.
Sew in all yarn ends securely.
|Optional Bag Lining|
Piece #1: Measure oval shape using bottom of bag for template, adding 1/4" selvage for seaming.
Piece #2: Measure rectangular piece of fabric:
Legnth= double the width of bag plus 1inch
Height= total height of bag
Assembly: Seam piece #2 along narrow ends. Sew to bag bottom, gathering or pleating at rounded corners to make it fit. Zig zag, surge, or blanket stitch neatly (if sewing by hand) to prevent raveled edges. Turn with finished seam inward. Double fold top edge and press or pin to hold. Pin along the bottom rounds of single crochet, gathering or pleating along the sides to make fit. Pin and stitch into place.
Note: Liner will be roomy enough to compensate for natural stretch of bag when filled.