Vintage Crochet – A Three Cornered Hand Bag





Materials:





5 Balls Ecru Cordonnet No. 30.
1 Steel Crochet Hook No. 5.





The three square motifs for the bottom of the bag are made first. Begin with the tiny square at the center of the first, with 20 chain stitches.
1st row:
Turn, 1 double crochet in the eighth chain from needle, * chain 2, skip 2, 1 double crochet in the next. Repeat from * to the end, when there will be 5 holes in the row.
2nd row: Turn, chain 5, 1 double crochet in second double crochet, 2 double crochet in each hole and 1 double crochet in each double crochet until 1 hole remains, 1 hole at end.
3rd row: Turn, chain 5, 1 double crochet in second double crochet, 3 more double crochet along the row, 1 hole with 4 double crochet after it, 1 hole to end. Repeat the second row, then the first row. This completes the center, and the remainder of the motif is worked around it.
1st round:
Make 1 double crochet in each double crochet all around and 2 double crochet in each hole excepting the corners, in which work 3 double crochet, 3 chain, 3 double crochet. Join the round and make 2 rounds more like it, always increasing at the corners.
4th round : Work like preceding rounds, but at each side of the 4 center double crochet of each side of the square make 1 hole.
In the next 3 rounds make 1 hole at the center of each side of the square,
in the next round make a hole at the center of each side and 2 holes at each side of each corner,
in the next round make a hole at the center of each side, and at each side of this hole have 7 double crochet, then 2 holes.
The tenth round has 5 holes at the center of each side, and the eleventh round is all holes. This is the final round of the square. Fasten off and make 2 squares exactly like the first, then join them, as follows:

Lay one square over one of the others, and through the hole at one of the corners make 1 single crochet, working through both squares. Chain 7 and catch in the single crochet just made, for a picot, chain 2, 1 single crochet in the next hole again through the double thickness, make a picot of 7 chain stitches, and so continue until the two squares have been joined along that side. Lay the third square against the other squares and join it to each along one side, so that the bottom point of the bag is formed. Then work around the unjoined edges of the squares for the top of the bag, as follows:
Make 1 round all holes, making 1 hole directly over the end of each joining.
2nd round: Work all holes excepting over the end of each joining and also at the 3 corners of the squares, where 4 double crochet should be worked.
Repeat the round.
4th round: All holes excepting at each side of each solid block of preceding round. Over these holes work a solid block, with a hole over the solid block of preceding round. Repeat the fourth round until there are 28 rounds in all.
29th round
: Make 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 2 double crochet in each hole all around.
30th round : Make 4 double crochet on a line with the holes down the center of each stripe, at each side of them make a hole, and make a hole at each side of the 4 double crochet midway between the stripes. Otherwise double crochet is worked throughout the round.
Repeat the thirtieth round.
32nd round: Make a hole over the solid block between the holes of the preceding round, and make 3 holes midway between each 2 of these individual holes. Otherwise work the round all double crochet.
33rd round: Make 1 hole over each individual hole of preceding round and also over the center hole of each group of 3 holes, but otherwise work in double crochet.
Repeat the thirty-third round.
35th round : Begin at the hole over one of the stripes, and over it make 4 double crochet, 1 hole, 7 double crochet, 3 holes, 7 double crochet, 1 hole 4 double crochet, 1 hole, 7 double crochet, 3 holes, 7 double crochet, 1 hole, and repeat from the beginning to the end of the round.
36th round: Over the center of each stripe make 4 double crochet and midway between make 4 double crochet. Otherwise work in holes.
37th round : Begin over one of the groups of double crochet, making 1 single crochet each in the 2 center stitches of the group. Chain 3, 1 double crochet in double crochet after hole, * chain 7 and catch for a picot, chain 2, double crochet in next double crochet, repeat 6 times from *, chain 3, and repeat from beginning to the end of the round. Fasten off.

The draw strings are run through celluloid rings, one-half an inch in diameter and covered with single crochet. These rings are fastened to the inside of the bag at regular intervals along the second row of the heading. The draw strings are made as follows: Chain 10, turn, 1 double crochet in the fourth chain from needle, chain 2, 1 double
crochet each in the last 3 stitches of chain.
2nd row: Turn, chain 4. 1 double crochet in third double crochet, chain 2, 1 double crochet in next double crochet, 2 double crochet in chain.
Repeat the second row until the string is 26 inches long, then work 3 single crochet in the end of each row down each side edge. Run the draw string through the ring and join the ends as follows:
1 single crochet made through the first space of both ends, * chain 10, catch in the seventh chain from the needle for a picot, chain 10 and picot, continue in this way until 5 picots have been made, make 1 single crochet in the next hole of the draw string, working through both ends to join them, and repeat from * to the other edge. Fasten off and make the second draw string in the same way.

The tassels of the bag are made of picot loops, like those used to join the draw strings. Catch in the bag with a single crochet ; make a string of chains and picots until 10 picots have been made; make a single crochet where the last one was made, and continue to make the loops until 4 loops have been made for each side tassel, and 6 loops for the lower point of the bag.

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  1. Charlene Noto September 30, 2010

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