Vintage Crochet Bag Patterns – A Russian Bag





Materials required
1 skein Perle cotton, No. 3 ; 1 Star crochet hook, No. 2; 1 bone ring, 2 inches in diameter ; 4 bone rings, 3/4 inch in diameter.





CHAIN 116 and turn.
One double crochet stitch (d. c.) in eighth ch. from the needle, * ch. 2, skip 2, d. c. in next and repeat from
* to the end of foundation ch., thus making 37 spaces, ch. 5 and turn.
Second row : * d. c. on d. c., 2 d. c. in space, repeat twice from * making 9 d. c. in the 3 spaces, ch. 2, skip one space and repeat from * ending row with 1 d. c, ch. 5 and turn.
Third row : * 1 d. c. on each of the first 4 d. c, taking up both threads of stitch of preceding row, 1 long treble cluster around the post of the fifth stitch of previous row, made as follows : thread over twice, pick up a loop, over and through 2, over and through 2, over and pick up another loop around same stitch, over and through 2, over and pick up a third loop around same stitch (5 loops on needle)—over and through 2 and repeat from—until one loop remains.( No further description of this cluster will be given) 1 d. c. on each of the last four stitches of block, ch. 2 and repeat from * to end of row, ch. 5 and turn.
Fourth row : * 9 d. c. on 9 stitches of last row, ch. 2 and repeat from *, ch. 5 and turn.
Fifth row : * d. c. on first d. c, ch. 2, skip 2, 1 d. c, ch. 2, skip 2, 1 d. c, ch. 2, skip 1, 1 d. c. in last d. c. of block, ch. 2 and repeat from * in each block to end of row, forming 37 spaces in the row, ch. 5 and turn.
Sixth row: d. c. on first d. c. * ch. 5, thread over needle twice, pick up a loop in next d. c, thread over and through 2, twice, keeping 2 loops on needle, thread over and pick up a loop in next d. c, thread over and through 2, three times. Repeat from * 4 times, ch. 5, 1 d. c. on next d. c, ch. 2, make three blocks as border was made, then make second part of row like first, reversing the directions, ending row with ch. 2, 1 d. c. on turning ch., turn.
Seventh row: a shell of 4 d. c. on second d. c, 1 s. c. in center of 5 chs., a shell on crossed treble, s. c. in next ch., ch. 5, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, another s. c. in same place for picot, ch. 5, picot as before in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell on treble, s. c. in next space, ch. 2, d. c. on d. c, ch. 2, repeat the three blocks, as before, then make second part of row, reversing pattern, 1 s. c. in last d. c, ch. 3 and turn.
Eighth row : 3 d. c. in s. c. below, s. c. in center of shell, ch. 5, s. c. in center of next shell, a shell in s. c. below, s. c. in center of next ch., ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, a shell in s. c. below, s. c. in center of shell, ch. 5, s. c. on ch., ch. 3, d. c. on d. c, ch. 2, repeat block pattern, reverse pattern, ch. 3 and turn.
Ninth row: shell in first d. c, s. c. in next, ch. 5. picot in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell in s. c, s. c. in shell, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, ch. 3, d. c. on d. c. ; repeat blocks, reverse, ch. 3 and turn.
Tenth row : shell in first d. c, s. c. in center of shell, ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, picot in next, ch. 5, s. c. in shell, shell in s. c, s. c. in space, shell in s. c. below, ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, d. c. on d. c, make three blocks, reverse, then ch. 3 and turn.
Eleventh row : shell in first d. c, s. c. in center of shell, * ch. 5, picot in next space, repeat from * twice, ch. 5, s. c. in shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, ch. 3, d. c. on d. c. ; make three blocks, reverse and turn.
This completes one half of the bag.
Twelfth row: slip stitch to center of shell, shell in s. c. below, * ch. 5, picot in next space, repeat from *, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in center of shell, shell in next s. c, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, d. c. on d. c. ; make the three blocks, reverse,
ending- row with s. c. in center of shell, turn.
Thirteenth row : slip stitch to center of shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, picot in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in shell, ch. 5, s. c. in next shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next, ch. 3, d. c. on d. c. ; make spaces across blocks, reverse, ending row with s. c. in center of shell, turn.
Fourteenth row : slip stitch to center of shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell in s. c. below, s. c. on shell, ch. 5, picot, ch. 5, s. c. in next space, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in next space, ch. 5, d. c. on d. c. ; make three blocks, reverse, ending row with s. c. in center of shell, turn.
Fifteenth row : slip stitch to center of shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in space, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in space, * ch. 5, picot in space, repeat from * ch. 5, s. c. in shell, shell in s. c. below, s. c. in space, ch. 3, d. c. on d. c. ; make three blocks, reverse, ending row with s. c. in center of shell, turn.
Sixteenth row : ch. 5, d. c. in center of shell, * ch. 2, d. c. in next shell, ch. 2, another d. c. in same place, repeat from * four times, ch. 2, d. c. on d. c. ; make blocks, reverse, ending with ch. 2 and 1 d. c. in last stitch, turn.
Repeat the first, second, third, fourth and fifth lows for second border.
Fasten ofif.
Work across point, as follows : fasten thread in left hand corner of fifth row with 1 s. c. stitch, ch. 8, slip stitch in s. c. at the end of seventh row, 6 s. c. in the loop of ch. 8 just made, ch. 8, slip stitch in d. c. of ninth row, 6 s. c. in loop, as before, ch. 8, slip stitch in end of tenth row, 6 s. c. in loop, ch. 8, catch in end of eleventh row, 6 s. c. in loop, ch. 8 and catch in same row, 6 s. c. in loop, then make second side of point to match first, ending with ch. 8 and catching in the end of sixteenth row. In this ch. loop, make 3 s. c, ch. 3 and catch back to form a picot, 3 more s. c. in same loop, * 1 s. c. in next loop, picot, 3 s. c. in same loop and repeat from * six times, adding an extra picot and 3 s. c. stitches in the center loop on point. In the final loop make 3 s. c, picot, 3 s. c.
In the small spaces all around work, as follows:
* 3 s. c. in first space, 1 s. c, picot, 2 s. c. all in next space, and repeat from *. In the corner spaces make 3 s. c, picot, 3 s. c. Work second point when reached, as first was made.
Cover small rings, as follows:
* 2 s. c. in ring, ch. 3 and catch back for a picot and repeat from * eleven times, join and fasten to bag, as illustrated.
Cord: ch. 280 and turn. Make a slip stitch in each ch. for entire length. Cover large ring with s. c. Draw cord through small rings,, as illustrated and fasten ends to large ring.
Line bag with selected material and put a pocket on one side of lining.
Stiffen hem and center of bag with featherbone.





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