MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS OR CLARK’S O.N.T. PEARL COTTON, Size 5, 8 balls of Black ... CHADWICK’S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 3 balls (1 oz. balls) of Black ... Bone Crochet Hook No. 5 ... ⅓ yard each of buckram and felt for lining ... 2 rings, 1 ½ inches in diameter.
GAUGE: 4 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows (3 sc rows and 1 dc row) make 1 inch.
Use yarn single and cotton double throughout.
Starting at center with yarn, ch 4. Join. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in 3rd st of ch-3. Drop yarn. 2nd rnd: Draw cotton through st on hook, ch 1, 2 sc in joining st, (sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next dc) 3 times; sc in next 2 dc, sc in joining st. Sl st in 1st sc. 3rd rnd: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, (sc in each sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center sc) 3 times; sc in each sc to end of rnd. Sc in joining st. Drop cotton. 4th rnd: Draw yarn through st on hook. Ch 3, dc in joining st, (dc in each sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 dc in center sc) 3 times; dc in each sc to end of rnd. Sl st in 3rd st of ch-3. Drop yarn. Repeat the last 3 rnds (2nd to 4th rnds incl) until 9 yarn stripes are completed. Break off. Line bag with buckram and lining material.
Mark with pins 2 points each 7 inches back from any corner. Turn in the corner between these 2 points as far as pin marks and pin corner and the 2 pin marks together. Attach cotton at fold formed by turn back; working through both thicknesses, thus joining sides of Gusset, make sc in each sc to pin mark, sc in each sc from pin mark to opposite fold. Break off. Make a similar gusset on opposite corner. Sew a ring 2 inches from points of other 2 corners.
HANDLE ••• With yarn, make a chain 15 inches long. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Break yarn. With cotton, make 2 more rows of sc. Break off. Draw ends of Handle through inside of rings and sew ends together.