Iridescent And Blue Bag With Beads
3 balls National Blue No.18 and “STAR” RAYON CROCHET, Article 700
1 ball Buttercup 3 strands small wooden beads(100 beads to each strand) Steel crochet hook No.4 4 metal points (optional) Bag is made with a double strand using one strand of Iridescent and I strand of National Blue throughout except for the beads. Ch 3, 8 s c in 3rd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of each round.
2nd Round-2 s c in each s c.
3rd Round-‘I s c in next s c, -2 s c in next s c, repeat from* all around24 s c).
4th Round-Working in s c, increase in every 3rd st.
5th Round—Increase in every 4th st, then work 1round even.
7th Round-Increase in every 4th at.
8th Round-Increase in every 5th st, then work 1round even.
10th Round-Increase in every 6th st, then work 2rounds even.
13th Round-Increase in every 7th at.
14th Round-Increase in every 4th st, then work 1 round even.
16th Round-Increase in every 5th at, then work 4 rounds even.
21st Round-Increase in every 6th st, then work 2 rounds
even, sl st in next 2 sts to even round.
24th Round-Ch 2 and working in back loop of sts, work 1 s d c in each st (s d c: thread over hook, insert in st, pull loop through, thread over and work off all loops at one time), do not join rounds.
25th Round-Working through both loops of sts for remainder of bag, work 1s d c in each s d c increasing in every 14th st(150 sts).
26th Round-1 sdc in each s d c. Repeat the last round 11 times, sl st in 1 st 2 sts to even last round, drop thread, turn. Using a single strand of Buttercup “STAR” Rayon Crochet, string about 1 50 beads.
38th Round-Attach the Buttercup with the beads and working on wrong side, s c in same space, insert hook in next st, place a bead in position, pull loop through, thread over and pull through both loops completing the s c, s c in next st, repeat from * all around, join. The beads will lay on right side of work.
39th Round-Same as last round but placing beads in the s c between beads of previous round, join, cut Buttercup, turn.
40th Round-Pick up double thread and working on right side of bag, ch 2 and work I s d c in each s c, do not join rounds.
41th Round1 sdc in each sdc. Repeat the last round 8 times, sl st in each of the next 2 sts to even round, drop thread, turn.
Repeat the 38th,39th and 40th rounds. Repeat the 41st round 4 times, then sl st in next 2 sts to even round.
57th Round-BEADING: Ch 6, skip 2 sts, tr c in next st, * ch 2, skip2 sts, tr c in next st, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join in 4th st of ch.
58th Round-Ch 2, * 2 s d c in next mesh, s d c in next tr c, repeat from * all around ending with 2 s d c in last mesh, do not join. Repeat the 41st round 10 times, sl st in next 2 sts, cut thread.
Attach a single strand of Buttercup, s c in same space, * ch 2, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread.
DRAW STRING: With Blue and using single strand of thread ch 5, join to form a ring, ch1 and work 1s c in each st of ch (5 s c).
Without joining rounds and picking up back loop of sts throughout, work 1 s c in each s c until string measures about 30 inches or until it stretches to 36 inches, cut thread.
Work another draw string in same manner. Lace through beading starting each string on opposite side and lacing over 2 tr c and under next 2 tr c. Sew ends together or finish with metal points as illustrated. Cut a cardboard about 6 inches in diameter. Cover with material if desired and place in bottom of bag.