Saturday, February 04, 2006

LITTLE GADABOUT BAG



copyright © Dot Matthews 02/01/06

Bag measures 6" tall and has a circumference of 15"
SKILL: Easy to Intermediate
HOOK SIZE: I-9/5.50mm Susan Bates
YARN: 1.5 oz 84 yds (it takes 4 yds to make 1 row around the body of the bag)
Yarn used in this project: Red Heart Super Saver, assorted colors
SUPPLIES: yarn, scissors, blunt needle
STITCHES USED: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); reverse half double crochet (reverse hdc)
ABBREVIATIONS: yarn over (yo); each (ea); stitch (st);
STITCH INSTRUCTIONS: Reverse half double crochet: yo, insert hook in the stitch to the right, yo and pull yarn thru stitch, yo and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook.
GAUGE: 6 sc and 8 rows = 2"

Bag can be made all one color, but the instructions are written for the color changes shown in picture.

ROUND 1: with light plum, ch 2, 8 sc in first ch. Join in first sc. turn (8 sc)

ROUND 2: ch 1, *2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. turn (16 sc)

ROUND 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. turn (24 sc)

ROUND 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. turn (32 sc)

ROUND 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. turn (40 sc)

ROUND 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. turn (48 sc)

ROUND 7: ch 1, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. turn (48 sc)

ROUND 8 thru 25: Repeat round 7.
color changes as follows

ROUND 12: black
ROUND 13 thru 15: verigated
ROUND 16: black
ROUND 17 thru 19: light plum
ROUND 20: black
ROUND 21 thru 23: verigated
ROUND 24: black
ROUND 25: light plum

ROUND 26: ch 1, sc in next 6 sts,
ch 12,
sk next 12 sts,
sc in in next 12 sts,
sk next 12 sts,
sc in next 6 sts. Join in first sc. turn

ROUND 27: ch 1, sc in ea sc and ea ch around. Work sc in hump of chains for a more finished look. Join in first sc. DO NOT TURN

ROUND 28: ch 2, reverse hdc around. Join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.