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Drawstring Bag

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Abbreviations
WS.   Wrong Side
RS.    Right Side
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st. Slip Stitch

Dec. Leaving last loop of each stitch on hook,
yo and pull through all loops.

Group. (1sc, 2dc) in same stitch

Crab stitch. Working from left to right work sc backwards

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:-
13” wide x 13.5” long (not including straps)

Materials
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Main Color
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in Contrast Color
6.00mm, 5.50mm & 3.50mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 4sc and 5 rows of sc's measures approx 1 inch

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Base - With 6.00mm hook and main color ch51, change to 5.50mm hook, work 3sc in
3rd ch from hook, 1sc in next 47sc, 6sc in last sc, working along opposite side of cast on
ch, work 1sc in each of next 47sc, 3sc in last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (106sc)

Next Row - 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning
of row. Turn.

Rpt last row 14 more times making 16 rows in all. Fasten off.

Main Piece - Join in contrast color, working through back loop of stitch only, ch1, 1sc in
base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next Row - Work through both loops from now on, ch1, (1sc, 2dc) in base of 1ch, * skip
2sc, (1sc, 2dc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (36 Groups)

Pattern Row - 1ch, (1sc, 2dc) in base of 1ch, * skip 2dc, (1sc, 2dc) in next sc, * rpt from
* to * to last 2dc and sc, skip last 2dc and sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row 18 more times. Turn.

Next Row - 1ch, 1sc in each dc and sc to last 2dc and sc, dec 1sc over last 2dc, skip 1sc,
sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off. (106sc)

Top - Join in main color, 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc.
Turn.

Rpt last row 6 more times. Turn.

Eyelet Row - 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in next sc, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 2sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, 2ch, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning
of row.

Next Row - 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc and 2ch space to end, sl st to first sc
on beginning of row. (106sc)

Next Row - 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning
of row.

Rpt last row 5 more times. DNT.

Starting with 1ch and working from left to right, work one row of crab stitch, (see abbrev)
sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Using main color, return to the loose loops around base, working from left to right work
one row of crab stitch. Fasten off.

Drawstring - With 5.50mm hook and main color, ch110, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st
in each ch to end. Fasten off.

Straps x 2 - With main color yarn and 6.00mm hook ch100, change to 5.50mm hook, 1sc
in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (99sc)

Next Row - 1ch, 1sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Strap Edging - 1ch, 2sc in base of 1ch, 1sc in each sc to last sc, 3sc in last sc, 1sc in
row end down first side of strap, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along cast on edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in row end up second side of strap, 1sc in base of 1ch, sl st to first sc. DNT.

Starting with 1ch and working from left to right, work one row of crab stitch, around four
sides of strap, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Star Motif x 2 - Make magic circle, using 3.50mm hook ch1, work 12sc in circle, close
circle with loose thread of yarn, sl st to first sc. DNT.

Next Row - 1ch, (1sc, 4ch, 1sc) in base of 1ch, * skip 1sc, (1sc, 4ch, 1sc) in next sc,
* rpt from * to * to last sc, skip last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.
(6 Points)

Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn. Attach all strap ends above eyelet holes opposite each other on to inside of bag, thread drawstring through eyelet holes,
using loose strands of yarn on star motifs, attach one motif to each end of drawstring,
gather top of bag by pulling both sides if drawstring and tie.

Hope you enjoy this free drawstring bag crochet pattern.
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