The Blossom Bag

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4 balls for Bag.
Steel crochet hook No. 0.

GAUGE: 13 s c = 2 inches. 7 rounds = 1 inch.

Each flower measures 1 ¼ inches in diameter.


Starting at bottom of bag, ch 28, and work 3 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each st of ch, working 3 s c in last st, working across opposite side of chain work 1 s c in each st, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of each round.

2nd Round: 2 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 25 s c, 2 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s c in each remaining s c.

3rd to 9th Round: 1 s c in each s c on sides increasing 3 s c evenly spaced around each end in each round.

10th Round: Working in back loop of sts only, work 1 s c in each s c.

Working through both loops of sts, work even in s c until bag measures 7 ½ inches from 10th round, sl st in next st to even round, cut thread. Turn down 1 ½ inches at top of bag and sew to inside of bag.

HANDLE: Crochet a chain 11 inches long, 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn each row. Work 3 more rows of s c, cut thread. Fold lengthwise and sew together forming a tube. Make another handle in same manner. Sew in position on inside of bag. Work 50 flowers same as on hat and sew 25 flowers as illustrated 1 inch from top of bag. Sew the remaining 25 flowers 1 inch from bottom of bag. Cut a cardboard to fit bottom of bag and place in bag.

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