Terry Cloth Laundry Bag Pattern

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Terry Cloth Laundry Bag Pattern

This bag may be made with any of the AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

Material
Quantity
Size of Needle
“DE LUXE” CROCHET COTTON
Article 346
2 balls Lt Rose or
any color desired
steel 7
or
“PURITAN” CROCHET COTTON
Article 40
2 balls Rose or
any color desired
steel 7
or
“STAR” PEARL COTTON
Article 90, size 5
4 balls Med Pink or
any color desired
steel 7

2 Green Wash Cloths 11½ x 11½ inches
1 — 9 inch oval embroidery Hoop
4 Yds. ⅝ inch Ribbon

Cover embroidery hoop with ribbon as illustrated.
Attach thread 6 inches from corner of one wash cloth, * ch 7, skip about ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, repeat from * to corner, ch 7, s c in same space, * ch 7, skip about ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, repeat from * for 6 inches, place other cloth on top of 1st cloth, insert hook 6 inches from corner of 2nd cloth and working through both cloths, s c in same space with last s c, ** ch 7, skip about ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, * ch 7, skip about ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, repeat from * to corner, ch 7, s c in same space, repeat from ** twice, * ch 7, skip about ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, repeat from * to within 6 inches from next corner working last s c in same space as starting ch, * ch 7, skip ⅜ inch space of 2nd cloth, s c in next space, repeat from * to corner, ch 7, s c in same space, * ch 7, skip ⅜ inch space, s c in next space, repeat from * across remaining free edge ending with sl st in same space where the 2 cloths are joined.
2nd Row—Turn and with inside of free sections toward you, sl st to center of 1st loop of 2nd cloth, ch 4, 1 tr c, ch 3, 2 tr c in same space, * 2 tr c, ch 3, 2 tr c (shell) in center st of next loop, repeat from * around all free edges, join in 4th st of ch.
3rd Row—Ch 3, sl st in same space, picot, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in ch 3 loop of shell, skip 2 tr c, sl st in next tr c, repeat from beginning all around, cut thread.
With right side of loops of 1st row toward you and working around lower edge of bag, attach thread in picot above joining of two cloths, shell in center st of 1st loop, * shell in center st of next loop, repeat from * to opposite side, sl st in picot above joining, cut thread, do not turn.
Next Row—Attach thread in 1st tr c of 1st shell around lower edge, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in loop of same shell, * skip 2 tr c, sl st in next tr c, ch 3, sl st in same space, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in loop of next shell, repeat from * all around to opposite side ending row with sl st in last tr c of lower edge, cut thread.
Fold corners down as illustrated, attach thread at one end where cloths are joined and work a row of loops all around folded edge.
2nd Row—Sl st to center of loop and work a shell in center st of each loop, join.
3rd Row—Sl st to center of shell, * ch 7, s c in loop of next shell, repeat from * all around, ch 3, tr c in last sl st.
4th Row—Ch 4, tr c, ch 3, 2 tr c in tr c of previous row, * shell in center st of next loop, repeat from * all around, join. Repeat the 3rd and 4th rows once then repeat the 3rd row once.
8th Row—Working over hoop, * ch 15, bring ch back­ward, s c in next loop, ch 15, bring ch forward, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around in same manner ending row to correspond, join, cut thread.

Handle-Beading: Crochet a ch 25 inches or a little longer than length desired, s c in 2nd st from hook, * ch 7, skip 7 sts of ch, d tr c (3 times over hook) in next st, repeat from * until beading measures 23 inches, ch 7, skip 7 sts, s c in next st, cut off remainder of ch, do not turn.
2nd Row—Ch 4, * shell in center st of next loop, repeat from * to last loop, ch 4, s c in s c, working on other side of beading, ch 4, * shell in center st of next shell, repeat from * to last loop, ch 4, sl st in s c, do not turn.
3rd Row—4 s c in 1st loop, 1 s c in each of the next 2 tr c, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in loop of shell, * skip 2 tr c, sl st in next tr c, ch 3, sl st in same space, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in loop of next shell, repeat from * to last shell of 1st side, 1 s c in each of the next 2 tr c of same shell, 4 s c in next loop, s c in s c, 4 s c in next loop, 1 s c in each of the 1st 2 tr c of next shell, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in loop of same shell, continue all around in same manner ending row to correspond, join, cut thread. Lace ribbon through beading and sew to each end of hoop.