Friday, November 18, 2005

MOM'S WATER BOTTLE BAG

copyright © 11/23/04 Dot Matthews
Mom's Water Bottle Bag water bottle bag
WW Red Heart Super Saver Artist Paint
I Hook
Rating: Intermediate - pattern uses the "flower stitch" which can be quite complicated for some.

Note 1: do not join rounds
Note 2: place marker in first stitch to mark beginning of rows.
Note 3: numbers in ( ) at end of row tells number of stitches for the row.
Note 4: "eye" refers to the ch 1 used to close the clusters
Note 5: cluster refers to a group of stitches all worked in the same stitch

abbreviations used:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
ea - each
sl st - slip stitch

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch. do not join. (6 sc)

ROW 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)

Row 3: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)

Row 4: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc) around. (24 sc)

Row 5: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc) around. (30 sc)

Row 6 thru 18: 1 sc in ea sc around. (30 sc)

Row 19: sl st in next sc.
step 1: ch 3,
holding last loop of ea st on hook,
2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (3 loops on hook - leave them there)

step 2: holding last loop of ea st on hook,
sk 3 sts
3 dc in next st (6 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru 6 loops on hook
ch 1 to close cluster

step 3: ch 3,
holding last loop of ea st on hook
2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (3 loops on hook - leave them there)

step 4: holding last loop of ea st on hook
3 dc in same st as last cluster (6 loops on hook - leave them there)

step 5: holding last loop of ea st on hook
sk 3 sts
3 dc in next st (9 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru all 9 loops
ch 1 to close cluster

Repeat steps 3 - 4 - 5 around,
ending with
repeat step 3 (3 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru 3 loops
join with sl st in eye of first cluster.

ROW 20: This row is worked in the eyes made in row 19 instead of skipping stitches.
step 1: ch 3,
holding last loop of ea dc on hook
2 dc in 3rd st from hook
yo, draw thru 3 loops
ch 1 to close cluster

step 2: ch 3,
holding last loop of ea dc on hook
2 dc in 3rd st from hook (3 loops on hook - leave them there)

step 3: holding last loop of ea dc on hook
3 dc in same eye as first cluster (6 loops on hook - leave them there)

step 4: holding last loop of ea dc on hook
3 dc in next eye (9 loops on hook)
yo, draw thru 9 loops
ch 1 to close cluster

Repeat steps 2 - 3 - 4 around, ending with
repeat step 2 and 3 (6 loops on hook)
yo draw thru 6 loops
ch 1 to close cluster
Join in first eye.

Row 21: ch 1, sc in same eye as join, ch 4, (sc in next eye, ch 4) around, join in first sc.

Row 22: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 4 sc in next ch-4 space, (sc in next sc, 4 sc in next ch-
4 sp), around. Join in first sc.

Row 23: ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, (sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3 around), join in first
sc.

Row 24: ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp around. join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

DRAWSTRINGS (make 2)

Ch 80, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch back to beginning. Fasten off.

weave drawstring through spaces made by row 23, tie ends of drawstring together, weave
second drawstring trough same spaces in opposite directions, tie ends of drawstring
together. Trim off tails.