Vintage Lace Bag

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Vintage Lace Bag

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Made up of pretty lace motifs, this bag is the perfect way to add a touch of vintage style to your look. Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 14 1/2" [37 cm] high, excluding straps.
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  • Single Size

Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 14 1/2" [37 cm] high, excluding straps.

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Main Color (MC)

Handicrafter Crochet Thread | Perfect Red, 31707Edit Color
$8.97

Bamboo Handle/Steelite Head Crochet Hooks 5-1/2"

Size 4/1.75mm
$5.00

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size C2/2.75mm
$1.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Optional: lining fabric and matching thread.

The materials for this project cost $15.96

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 13" [33 cm] wide x 14 1/2" [37 cm] high, excluding straps.

MATERIALS

Bag
Handicrafter Crochet Thread (85 g/3. oz;339 m/371 yds)
Main Color (MC) Perfect Red (31707) 3
Sizes 1.75 mm (U.S. 6) and 2.75 mm (U.S. C/2) steel crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge. Optional: lining fabric and matching thread.

GAUGE

30 sc and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller hook. Motif = 3.25 ins [8.5 cm] square with smaller hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

Motif (make 32). (See diagram on page 2).
With smaller hook, ch 5. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in top of ch 3 and pull dropped loop through – beg popcorn made. (Ch 1. Popcorn in next dc) twice. *Ch 5. (Popcorn in next dc. Ch 1) twice. Popcorn in next dc. Rep from * twice more. Ch 5. Join with sl st to top of beg popcorn.
3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Beg popcorn in same sp as sl st. Ch 1. Popcorn in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 3. 3 dc in center ch of next ch-5 sp. Ch 3.** Popcorn in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Popcorn in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of beg popcorn.
4th rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Beg popcorn in same sp as sl st. *Ch 4. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 3. 3 dc in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 4.** Popcorn in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to **. Join with sl st to top of beg popcorn.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *4 sc in next ch-4 sp. 1 sc in next dc. 3 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 5. Miss next 3 dc. 3 sc in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next dc. 4 sc in next ch-4 sp.** 1 sc in next popcorn. Rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep at **. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 8 sc. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp. 1 dc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * 3 times more, omitting 1 dc at end of last rep. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Join Motifs tog into 4 Strips, each 8 Motifs long. Front and Back of Bag are each 4 Motifs wide x 4 Motifs high.
Join 2 Motifs: Place RS of Motifs tog. Working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sl st through corresponding corner ch-3 sps. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Working through back loops only, sl st in each sc to next corner ch-3 sp. 1 sc in last corner ch-3 sp. Fasten off.
Join Strips of Motifs in same manner, then join side seam in same manner.

Lower edging: 1st row: (RS). Working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sl st through corresponding corner ch-3 sps at side seam. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Work 23 sc across Motif to next corner ch-3 sp. Sc2tog over next 2 corner ch-3 sps) 4 times. Turn. 97 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 8. Miss next 5 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *(4 sc. Ch 3. Sl st in last sc worked – picot made. 4 sc) in next ch-8 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row.
Fasten off.

Top edging: With smaller hook, ch 11.
1st row: 1 dc in 9th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 8. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Turn. Rep 2nd row 62 times more. Do not turn at end of last row.

Next row: (RS). Working down side of previous rows, ch 3. *(4 sc. Picot. 4 sc) in next ch-8 sp. Rep from * across. Fasten off.

Join to Bag: Next row: With RS facing and working into opposite side of edging, join yarn with sl st in first 'unworked' ch-8 sp. Ch 1. (4 sc. Ch 1. Sl st to corner ch-3 sp of Motif at side seam of top edge. Ch 1. Sl st in last sc worked. 4 sc) in same ch-8 sp as last sl st. *[(4 sc. Ch 1. Miss next 5 sc of Motif. Sl st in next sc of Motif. Ch 1. Sl st in last sc worked. 4 sc) in next ch-8 sp] 3 times.** (4 sc. Ch 1. Miss next 5 sc of Motif. Sl st in next corner ch-3 sp of Motif. Ch 1. Sl st in last sc worked. 4 sc) in next ch-8 sp. Rep from * around, ending last rep at **. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Sew edging tog at side seam.

Straps (make 2)
With 2 strands of yarn held tog and larger hook, ch 130.
1st rnd: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of chain. Working into rem loops along opposite side of ch, work 1 dc in each ch to end of chain. Ch 1. Do not fasten off.
Fold Strap in half lengthwise with RS facing each other (WS of last rnd will show).
Join Strap by working 1 sc through tops of corresponding dc and foundation ch to end of row. Fasten off.
Sew ends of Straps in position 3" [7.5 cm] from side edges as shown in photo.

Optional: Lining: Before joining lower edge and side seam, mark WS of lining fabric according to the shape of piece with 3/4" [1.5 cm] seam allowance on side and bottom edges and 1/2" [1 cm] seam allowance on top edge. Cut out lining pieces. Sew bottom and side seams. Stitch along top edge of lining 1/2" [1 cm] from edge. Press lining to WS along this stitching line. Stitch in position to Bag.