Bean Bag Pattern #X-126

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MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O. N.T. or J. & P. COATS PEARL COTTON, size 5, 1 ball each of light and dark colors.

Steel crochet hook No. 6.

A handful of beans.

This material is sufficient for 2 bean bags.

Starting at center with Dark, ch 2. 1st rnd: In 2nd ch from hook make sc, h dc and 10 dc (12 sts). Do not join rnds. Drop Dark, attach Light in 1st sc. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in same st where thread was attached, 2 h dc in next h dc, 2 dc in each dc (24 sts). Drop Light, pick up Dark. 3rd rnd: * Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (36 sts). Drop Dark, pick up Light. 4th rnd: * Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around (48 sts). Drop Light, pick up Dark. Continue thus increasing as necessary (about 12 sts on each rnd) to keep work flat, until piece measures 4½ inches in diameter. End each color separately by working h dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next St. Fasten off.

Make another piece same as this only reversing colors. Sew edges of pieces to­gether. Before closing the bag, slip a handful of beans inside. Then close opening.


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