COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "SPEED-CRO-SHEEN" MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 3 balls of No. 10-A Canary Yellow and 2 balls of No. 131 Fudge Brown.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Knitting Pin No. 8.
¼ yard of yellow felt.
GAUGE: 5½ sc make 1 inch.
BAG ... Starting at center of bottom with Canary Yellow, ch 11. 1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across. Join with sl st to first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, sc in each sc around, increasing 3 sc evenly on each end—to inc 1 sc, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Join. 3rd to 13th rnds incl: Repeat 2nd rnd. Cut 10 strands of Canary Yellow, each 21 inches long. 14th rnd: Working over 10 strands of Canary Yellow, make sc in back loop of each sc around. Join. Cut off remaining strands.
SIDEPIECE ... 15th rnd: Sc in back loop of each sc around. Join. 16th and 17th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Join. 18th rnd: Ch 3, working over knitting pin, make sc in each sc around. Join to top of ch-3. Repeat the last 3 rnds for pattern, increasing 6 sc evenly around every 1½ inches until Sidepiece measures 8½ inches ending with 2 rnds of sc. Break off.
With Fudge Brown make a chain 38 inches long. Sl st in each ch across. Make 10 more strips the same way. Weave strip between vertical bars on 18th rnd, making 9 knots evenly spaced around. Fasten ends on wrong side. Fill in all wide sc rnds the same way, staggering knots as illustrated.
CORD (Make 2) ... Cut 12 strands of Canary Yellow, each 2 yards long. Twist these strands tightly, then double these strands and twist in the opposite direction. Pass cords through to wrong side on 5th wide sc rnd from top and fasten ends securely.
Cut a piece of cardboard the same size as bottom of bag. Place inside bag. Line with felt.
HAT ... Starting at lower edge with Canary Yellow, ch 110. Join, being careful not to twist. 1st rnd: Sc in each ch around. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next 6 sc, sc in each sc to within last 6 sc, sl st in remaining 6 sc. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, working over knitting pin, make sc in each st around. Join to top of ch-3. 4th and 5th rnds: Sl st in next 9 sts, sc in each st to within last 9 sts, sl st in remaining 9 sts. 6th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 7th and 8th rnds: Sl st in next 12 sts, sc in each st to within last 12 sts, sl st in remaining 12 sts. 9th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 10th and 11th rnds: Sl st in next 15 sts, sc in each st to within last 15 sts, sl st in remaining 15 sts. 12th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 13th rnd: Sl st in next 18 sts, sc in each st to within last 18 sts, sl st in remaining 18 sts. 14th rnd: Sl st in next 18 sts, sc in each sc, decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Sl st in last 18 sts. 15th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 16th rnd: Sl st in next 21 sts, sc in each st to within last 21 sts, sl st in remaining 21 sts. 17th rnd: Sl st in next 21 sts, sc in each sc, decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced, sl st in last 21 sts. 18th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 19th to 24th rnds incl: Repeat the last 3 rnds. 25th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 26th rnd: Repeat 16th rnd. 27th rnd: * Sc in next st, dec 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Break off.
Work 8 strips as for Bag, each 42 inches long. Leaving 4 inches free at each end, weave strips between vertical bars, making knots as for Bag. Tie knots closely together on last wide sc rnd, drawing in to head size. Tie free ends together on each rnd, make a knot 2 inches from center knot at each end. Cut off remainder of strips. Gather back seam in to measure 2 inches.
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