Bag of Treats LC1383

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Bags measure 4" wide x 5 3/4" high.


Cotton South Maid, size 10 crochet thread, Art. D54, 100% mercerized cotton: One 350-yard ball each No. 12 Black CA and No. 413 Pumpkin CB will make several bags.

Steel Crochet Hook: 1.75mm [US 2].

Tapestry needle; small amounts of black and green felt; two 5mm wiggle eyes; scissors; white craft glue; small amount adhesive tape; pencil.

GAUGE: 32 sts = 4"; 38 rows = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

PUMPKIN BAG-First Side: With CA, ch 34.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 33 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Rep Row 2 until 5" from beg, end right side row.

Beading Row: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp), skip first 2 sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in dc, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc; rep from * to last sp; sc in sp, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn - 33 sc. Now work 3 more rows in sc. Fasten off.

Second Side: With right side facing, attach CA at lower edge; ch 1, work 33 sc across lower edge in remaining lps of beg ch; turn. Complete to correspond to first side.

Pumpkin Motif: With CB, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with a sl st to top of ch-3 - 16 sts. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join - 32 sts. Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join - 48 sts. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each dc around; join to first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Glue pumpkin to front of bag. Cut facial features and stem from felt; glue in place as pictured. When glue is dry, sew side seams.

Top Edging: With right side facing, attach CB at a side seam; ch 1, sc in each sc around; join to first sc. Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off.

Twisted Cord: Cut two 72"-long strands of CB; fold in half; knot the cut ends together. Tape the knotted end to a smooth surface (like a counter or tabletop); insert a pencil into the loop at the other end, hold thread firmly just below the pencil and spin the pencil clockwise until strands are very firmly twisted. Holding the strands taut, bring the loop end to the taped end and knot these ends together to prevent untwisting. The cord will twist back upon itself and should be about 12" long. Weave the cord through the beading row at the top of the bag, beginning and ending at the center of the front. Tie a knot in the opposite end of the cord. Trim ends, leaving a short "fringe" beyond each knot.

SPIDER BAG: With CB, work same as Pumpkin Bag.

Spider Motif-Body: With CA, work Rnds 1 and 2 same as Pumpkin Motif, then work Rnd 4. Fasten off.

Head: With CA, work Rnd 1 same as for Pumpkin Motif, then work Rnd 4. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Glue spider body and head to front of bag, placing head partly under body as shown; glue eyes to head. When glue is dry, embroider 4 legs on each side of body. Sew side seams. With CA, work Top Edging and Twisted Cord same as for Pumpkin Bag.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp = loop; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); * = rep whatever follows the * as indicated.

Designed by Mary Jane Protus.

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