Knotted Drawstring Bag

Yarn:
Beige bag-Drops, Muskat (100 meters/109 yards/ 50g per skein) 1 skein #61 light Beige
Silver bag-Berroco, Captiva metallic (90 meters/98 yards/ 50g per skein) 1 skein #7507 Polish Iron

Materials:

Us size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle

Difficulty:

Easy

Size:

Finished size 5 inches (12.7 cm) wide by 6 inches high (15.24 cm)

Gauge: 

18 sc by 18 rows = 4”

Stitch Guide:

ch(s)- chain(s), sc- single crochet, hdc- half double crochet, sl st- slip stitch, tr- treble crochet, st(s)- stitch(es), rnd(s)- round(s)

Notes:

Pattern is worked in continuous rounds
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Ch 3 counts as a stitch
Rounds 2 and 3 make up the knotted stitch pattern

Instructions:

Chain 16
Round 1 (RS):  3 sc in the 2nd chain from hook, sc in each st to the end, 4 sc in the last ch, sc in each st along the other side, 1 sc in the same st as beginning 3 sc, join with a sl st to first  sc -40 sc
Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same st, tr in the next st, * sc in the next st, tr in the next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc-20 sc, 20 tr
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as tr), * sc in the next tr, tr in the next sc, repeat from * around omitting last tr, join with sl st to the top of beginning ch 3- 20 sc, 20 tr
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 19 rounds have been completed, ending with round 1 (the bag should measure about 5 inches (12.7 cm) at this point)

Drawstring round: ch 3, hdc in the next sc, * ch 2, hdc in the next sc, repeat from * around ending with ch 2, join with sl st to beginning ch 3-18 hdc, 18 ch 2 spaces


Decorative edge:

Round 1: ch 1, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp around, join to beginning sc- 36 sc
Round 2: ch 1, * sc in the next 3 sts, sc, tr, sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning sc, end off, weave in ends

Drawstring (make 2):

Ch 86, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to the end, end off leaving a tail for sewing-85 sts. (if the ends of the drawstrings are going to be tied in a knot, weave in ends, see finishing notes below)

Finishing:

Thread the drawstrings going in opposite directions, through the ch 2 spaces of drawstring round, finish off, weave  in ends
Notes:
There are a few ways that the drawstring can be finished off, the ends can be sewn together, tied in a knot, or an embellishment can be added.  

For photos of each step see blog post here


*Make as many Knotted Drawstring bags as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*


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