Materials required :
1 large skein Perle Cotton, No. 5
1 Star crochet hook, No. 2 ½
THE Rose is made first.
Chain 6 and join in a ring.
Second round : chain 5, * 1 d. c. in the ring, ch. 2 and repeat from * 4 times; join to third chain of the chain 5 at beginning of the round, with a slip stitch, thus forming six spaces.
Third round: turn, 1 s. c, 6 d. c, 1 s. c, all in the first space, repeat in each space of round, chain 3, turn work and catch around first spoke of second round with a slip stitch.
Fourth round : chain 6, catch around next spoke and repeat all around.
Fifth round : 1 s. c, 9 d. c, 1 s. c. in first space and repeat all around, chain 3 and turn.
Sixth round: catch around first spoke of fourth round with a slip stitch, ch. 8 and catch around next spoke and repeat all around, turn work.
Seventh round: 1 s. c, 13 d. c, 1 s. c. in each space all around, ch. 3 and turn.
Eighth round : catch around first spoke, ch. 10, catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn.
Ninth round: 1 s. c, 15 d. c, 1 s. c. in each space. This completes the rose.
Tenth round : chain 7. catch back in second ch. to form picot, ch. 8, catch back in third ch., chain 2, thus forming one set of picots, catch with slip st. in fifth stitch of petal. Make another set of picots, as directed, and catch in tenth st. of petal.
Continue in this way making a set of picots and catching in the fifth and tenth stitches of each petal all around.
Eleventh round : 1 set of picots, catch in center between the 2 picots of preceding round, chain 8, catch in next center, turn the work and in the chain 8 just made, make 16 s. c, ch. 3 and turn, 15 d. c. on the 16 s. c. just made, ch. 3 and catch down before the next picot of preceding round. * 1 set of picots, catch in center between next two picots, 1 set of picots, catch in next center, chain 8, catch in next center, turn, 16 s. c, chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c, ch. 3, catch down as before and repeat from * twice.
Twelfth round : 1 set of picots, catch in center between the 2 picots of preceding round, and continue as tenth round was made, excepting that the picots are caught in the third, middle and thirteenth stitches of petals. (Three times.)
Repeat the eleventh and twelfth rounds until there are four petals on each corner. There will be more picots between the petals on each round. Fasten off
Make second side like first.
Join the two sides with a single row of picots, caught alternately in the centers of picots of the two sides.
Border around the top.
First round : make 1 s. c. in center of some picot space, * ch. 6 and catch in center of next space with 1 s. c. and repeat from * all around. Join.
The ribbon holes are next to be made; ch. 5, * 1 d. c, ch 2, skip 2 chs., and repeat all around.
Make another round of ribbon holes, putting the d. c. in the spaces of preceding round.
Then a round of picots caught down in alternate spaces. Fasten off.
Then make a round as the first round of top was made, working from the wrong side. Turn ; make 7 s. c. in chain just made, 1 s. c. in center and repeat all around. Turn: ch. 8 and catch down in the s. c. of previous round and repeat all around.
Turn: * 5 s. c. in chain just made, ch. 3 and catch back to form picot, 5 s. c. in chain, 1 s. c. in center, and repeat from * all around.
Balls: chain 4 and join in a ring. Make 8 s. c. in the ring. Do not join as the balls are worked around and around, both threads of stitch being taken up.
Next round : put 2 s. c. in each stitch of preceding round.
Make six more rounds of 16 s. c, then two rounds, skipping every third stitch
on each round. Fill with cotton and make a final round, skipping every other stitch. Draw up with 1 s. c, chain 10 and fasten off.
Make fifteen more balls in same manner. Fasten two balls on each corner of bag, two in center of lower edge, two in center of each rose and one in each bow of the ribbons that are used for drawing up.