Crochet Granny Squares – A Star Bag





SIZE: About 10″ x 12 1/2″.

MATERIALS: Sport yarn, 4 ounces.
Crochet hook size G, or size required to crochet to gauge.

GAUGE: 9 pat sts = 2″ (with double strand of yarn).

PATTERN:
Row 1: Ch 1, * sc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, repeat from * across, end sc in next dc, sc in end sp.
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in 3rd sc, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, end dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 dc, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, repeat from * across, end 2 sc in end sp.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in 2nd sc, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * across. Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.

BAG:
With a double strand of yarn
, ch 92.
Row 1 (right side): Sk first 3 ch, * dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * across, end dc in last st.
Work even in pat until there are 36 rows. Cut one strand of yarn.
With single strand, work as follows:
Row 1 (right side): Ch 2, hdc in next st, * ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in ch-1 sp, * ch 1, hdc in ch-1 sp, repeat from * across.
Repeat these 2 rows once.
Next Row (right side): Work sc loosely from left to right, inserting hook in ch spaces to obtain picots. Fasten off.
Right side facing, with single strand, work sl sts in sc of 28th row, keeping yarn on wrong side. Fasten off. Fold bag on this sc row with upper part of bag towards you.

Picot Row 1: Work sc in the same spaces as sl sts, inserting hook in back Ips only. Fasten off.
Picot Row 2: Work in same spaces as follows: Sc in back Ip of next st, * ch 3, sc in first ch, sk 2 sts, sc in back Ip of next st. repeat from * across.
Work sl sts in 32nd row from lower edge same as for 28th row. Work Picot Row 2 only in same spaces as sl sts.

STARS: Make 2. Use single strand of yarn, ch 6; join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: * Ch 1, sc in ring, repeat from * 10 times.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (first dc made), dc in ch-1 sp, * ch 2, dc in ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, end ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around, end sl st in first ch of rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around, end sl st in first ch of rnd—45 sts.









Points:
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each of next 5 sts of rnd, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of the 5 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc tog, sc in each of next 3 sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, work 2 sc tog, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, work 2 sc tog, sc in next sc, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, work 2 sc tog, fasten off.
* Join yarn in next st on rnd; work point on next 5 sts, repeat from * around—9
points.

FINISHING: Fold bag in half having fold along one long side. Work parts tog in sc, leaving top open. Sew a star to center of front and back.
Fringe: Cut strands about 10″ long.
Right side facing, with 4 strands for each fringe, fold in half, draw fold through space at edge, draw ends
through fold and pull to tighten. Work 7 fringes evenly spaced along bottom.
Strap: Make 2 twisted cords about 39″ each using 3 groups of 3 strands of yarn. Knot ends of cords. Sew to front and back of bag about 1 1/2″ from side.

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