Merry Widow Bag Pattern

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Merry Widow Bag Pattern

HIAWATHA Nylon Corde Art. 43, 3 tubes (100 yd. tubes) or
HIAWATHA Super Twist Rayon Cord Art. 41, 3 tubes
Bone crochet hook No. 3
HIAWATHA Lining Material and Buckram Art. H-113
HIAWATHA Lucite Chain No. 6228

Ch 12. 1st row—Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (12 loops on hook)—this completes first half of row-work 2nd half of row as follows: Thread over and draw through 1 loop, * thread over and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * across until only 1 loop remains on hook. This completes 1st row.
2nd row—Insert hook under vertical bar of next st and draw up a loop, * draw up a loop under vertical bar of next st. Repeat from * across until there are 12 loops on hook, then work 2nd half of row in same way that 2nd half of 1st row was worked. Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 4", then work sc under vertical bar of each loop across. Continue sc completely around and fasten off.

CIRCLES (Make 14)
Starting at center ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st row—12 sc in ring. Join with sl st in 1st sc.
2nd row—Ch 3, dc at base of ch-3, dc in next st, * ch 2, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * around, joining last ch-2 with sl st to top of starting ch-3.
3rd row—Ch 1, then work sc in back loop only of each st and each ch around. Join and fasten off. Sew circles in place as illus­trated.

Work same as center section until piece is long enough to go around 2 sides and bot­tom of sides of bag. Work sc around, fasten off.

Work same as center section until piece is long enough to go across top of bag. Work sc around, fasten off.

Sew gusset in place, then work sc's and ch's around top of bag, thus joining all pieces and making even edge. Work 1 row of sc around. Fasten off. Sew flap across top of one side of bag. Cut piece of cardboard exact size of flap. Line bag, having seam at center of gusset and inserting cardboard in flap. Pinch in top of gusset and sew. Work 1 row of sc along side and bottom of flap to center, then ch 12, sl st in last sc made, work sc closely over chain, continue working sc along remainder of flap. Make a 1½" square same as center section, roll into shape of button, sew securely, then sew in place. Sew on chain.