Rectangle Bag Pattern

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Rectangle Bag Pattern

HIAWATHA Super Crepe Corde Art. 42, 3 tubes or
HIAWATHA Super Twist Rayon Cord Art. 41, 3 tubes
Steel crochet hook No. 0 or bone crochet hook No. 3
10" TALON Slide Fastener Style 148 (available at all notion counters)
HIAWATHA Lining Material and Buckram Art. H-113
HIAWATHA Lucite Full No. 6239

SQUARES (Make 36)
Starting at center ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd—12 sc in ring. Join with sl st in 1st sc.
2nd rnd—Ch 3, dc at base of ch-3, * dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, 2 more dc in same place as last 2 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with 2 dc in same place as starting ch-3, then ch 3, join with sl st to top of starting ch-3. Fasten off, leav­ing an end long enough to sew squares together.

SIDES (Make 2)
Sewing through back loop only of each st, sew 18 squares together as illustrated. At­tach corde to center ch of any corner and work as follows: Ch 2, sc in same ch where corde was attached. Working in back loop only of each st work sc in next ch and next 6 dc, sc in next ch, draw up a loop in next (corner) ch and in corner ch of next square, thread over and draw through all 3 loops on hook, sc in next ch, sc in next 6 dc. Continue in this manner to next free corner. In center ch of free corner work sc, ch 1 and sc. Continue thus around, ending with sc in same ch where corde was attached, sc in 2nd ch of start­ing ch-2, ch 1, sc in same ch. Continue to work sc around, working in the back loop only of each st as before, and working sc, ch 1 and sc in the ch-1 at each corner until border measures 1½". End last rnd with sl st in corner. Fasten off.

Cut linings and interlining, following di­rections in kit H-113. Make lining (with slide fastener). Join crocheted pieces by working sc through back loops only of last row, increasing corners as before. Work 2 rows of sc around top of bag. Join and fasten off. Insert lining in bag and sew into place. Make a 3" chain and attach pull to slide fastener tab.