Coquette Bag Pattern

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Coquette Bag Pattern

HIAWATHA Super Twist Rayon Cord Art. 41, 3 tubes
Steel crochet hook No. 00 or bone cro­chet hook No. 5
9" TALON Slide Fastener Style 148 (available at all notion counters)
HIAWATHA Lining Material and Buckram Art. H-113
2 HIAWATHA Lucite Rings No. 6224

ENDS (Make 2)
Starting at center ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd—8 sc in ring. Do not join, but mark beginning of rnd. Entire piece is worked in back loop only of each st.
2nd rnd—* Sc in next st, ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next st. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in 1st sc.
3rd rnd—* Sc in the ch-1, then ch 1, work another sc in same place, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.
4th rnd—* Sc in each sc to the ch-1, in the ch-1 work sc, ch 1 and sc. Repeat from * around.
Continue in this manner around, always working sc, ch 1 and sc in the ch-1 at each corner, until square measures 4½” across. There will be 2 more sts between the ch-l's on each rnd. End last rnd with sl st in cor­ner. Fasten off.

Starting at center, make a chain 8" long.
1st rnd—Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in same chain, sc in next ch and in each ch across, in end ch work sc, ch 1, 2 sc, ch 1 and sc; working along other side of foun­dation chain work sc in each ch across, ending with sc, ch 1 and sc in same ch where first 2 sc were worked.
2nd rnd—Work in back loop only of each st as follows: Sc in sc, in the ch-1 work sc, ch 1 and sc, work sc in each st across to next ch-1, in ch-1 work sc, ch 1 and sc. Con­tinue thus around, working sc, ch 1 and sc in the ch-1 at each of the 4 corners, until piece is 4½" wide, ending with sl st in corner. Fasten off.

TOP (Make 2)
Starting at center make a chain 10½" long and work same as side pieces until piece is 2¼" wide, ending as before. Fasten off.

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard exact size of end squares and 1 piece of cardboard to size of bottom. Sewing through back loops only of each st, join side and bottom pieces of crochet, making a piece about 12" x 13½". Sew one top piece to each 12" end in same way. Cut linings and interlining following directions in kit H-113. Complete lining (with slide fastener), inserting cardboards between buckram and inner lining of bot­tom and ends. Sew end squares of crochet in place. Insert lining in crocheted bag and sew securely, tacking bag to lining at all seams. Make 2 pieces of single crochet 1½" x 3" and sew on rings as illustrated. Note that top of loops does not extend above top of bag.