Crochet Draw String Bag

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The stitches in this crochet draw string bag are easy to work, but because it is worked in a round it is really more suitable for a more experienced corcheter.

Use double knitting yarn (UK weight) and a 3.5mm hook.

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You can make a bigger or smaller bag by changing the thickness of your yarn and/or hook. Or follow the second pattern instructions for a smaller bag.

By changing the type of yarn you use for your draw string bag you can vary it's look or use.

Use bright colours and acrylic yarn as in the photos for use as a draw string bag bag for soft toys or for your oddments of yarn.

A bag made of strong cotton or string could be used to store onions or potatoes or even tennis balls or to carry your larger groceries.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)

tch = turning chain

dc = double crochet (UK treble)

Instructions for draw string bag

make 4ch

sl st into first ch you made to form a ring

make 3 ch (tch), turn

FIRST ROW

Make 19 dc into ring and join with a sl st into top of tch.

4ch turn. (tch + 1ch)

2ND ROW

Work 1dc into first stitch (take care not to work into the slip stitch)

1ch

*1dc into next stitch, 1ch*

repeat from * to * to end of round

sl st into 3rd ch of tch

1ch Turn

3RD ROW

Work 1sc into first ch space

* 4 ch, sc into next ch space *

Repeat from * to * to end finishing with 4ch, then sl st into first sc of round

turn

4TH ROW

You should now have 20 ch arches

sl st into each of first 2 ch of first ch arch

1ch

1sc into ch space of same arch

* 5ch, 1sc into next ch space *

repeat from * to * to end, finishing with 5ch, then sl st into first sc of round

turn

5TH ROW

Sl st into first 3ch of first ch arch. 1ch, (1sc, 5ch, 1sc) into same ch arch

*(5ch, 1sc, 5ch, 1sc)into next ch arch *

Repeat fro * to * to end, finishing with, 5ch then sl st into first sc of round

6TH ROW

Sl st into first 3 ch of first ch arch

1ch

sc into same arch

* 5ch, sc into next ch arch *

Repeat from * to * to end of round, finishing with 5ch, then sl st into first sc of round

Repeat row six 17 more times

At end of 17th row make 1ch, turn.

NEXT ROW Work 4sc into every ch arch. Join with a sl st into first sc of round.

1ch, turn

NEXT ROW being careful not to count the sl st as a stitch, *work 2sc, then 2sc together*

Repeat from * to * to end

Sl st into first sc of round. 1 ch, turn

Work 3 more rounds of sc

On NEXT ROW make eyelets for drawstring - on every 6th stitch, miss this stitch and make 1ch.

NEXT ROW Work a round of sc as before, making sure to work 1sc into each ch space

Work 4 more rounds of single crochet.

Finish with an edging of your choice

TO FINISH

Darn in all loose ends.

Thread a long cord through the eyelets and tie the ends together.

You could make a twisted cord but you may find that this is not strong enough unless you make 3 cords and twist all three together again. A purchased cord or braid would be better

Instructions for a smaller version of the draw string bag

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Make as the larger version, but miss out row 5

Where the larger version states to work 17 more rows, work only 8 rows

NEXT ROW Work 4sc into every ch arch. Join with a sl st into first sc of round.

1ch, turn

NEXT ROW being careful not to count the sl st as a stitch, *work 2sc, then 2sc together*

Repeat from * to * to end

Sl st into first sc of round. 1 ch, turn

Work 1 more round of sc

On NEXT ROW make eyelets for drawstring - on every 6th stitch, miss this stitch and make 1ch.

NEXT ROW Work a round of sc as before, making sure to work 1sc into each ch space

Work 2 more rounds of single crochet.

Finish with an edging of your choice

TO FINISH

Darn in all loose ends.

Thread a long cord through the eyelets and tie the ends together.

(unfinished - to be finished soon)





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Tips for Making Your Draw Sting Bag

CHANGING COLOUR

When changing colour on a plain row, change it just before you make the final slip stich at the end of a row.

When changing colour on a "net" row, change after making the first slip stitches of the row into the first stitches of the first ch arch

Take Care

On the plain rows make sure you do not count the slip stitch as a stich as it will look like one. By working into the slip stitch by mistake, your rows will get longer by one stitch on every row

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