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Fleur-de-lis Bag Free Pattern

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The fleur-de-lis design is optional in this pattern. If you choose not to add it, simply crochet the center section of the bag all in one color. If you do crochet the fleur-de-lis design in, you could choose either a subtle look, as shown here, or choose a more widely contrasting color in which to make the fleur de lis portion for bolder patterning.

Materials: 1917 instructions called for M. Heminway & Sons Texto Crochet No. 924 cadet blue, 8 spools; No. 200 gold, 3 spools (30 yards in each Texto Crochet spool); 1 steel crochet hook No. 9; 11 ivory rings No. 10.
Substitutions: Use plastic rings, about one inch or so in diameter. Use a crochet thread of your choice. Choose the thickness of the thread used according to your preference of a small or large finished bag. This is the kind of pattern that can be great in many different finished sizes.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, st = stitch, rnd = round, s.c. = single crochet, h.d.c. = half double crochet; * = repetition

Fleur-de-lis Chart

Instructions From The Year 1917:
Starting Chain: Chain 5, join with slip stitch, to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Fill with h. d. c. Sandi's Note: No exact number of stitches given in the 1917 instructions. Use your own judgement to fill the ring with half double crochet stitches, without rippling.
Rnd 2: 2 h. d. c. in each st. of the 1st row.
Rnd 3: * 2 h. d. c. in 1st st., 1 in next st., * finish row.
Rnd 4: Increase every 7th stitch. Sandi's Note: An increase is done by working 2 hdc in the same stitch. In other words, you will (1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc), repeat around.
Rnds 5 - 20: Increase every 7th st., until you have 20 rows and 132 sts.
Rnds 21 and 22: gold h. d. c.
Rnds 23rd and 24th: blue h. d. c.
Rnds 25th and 26th: blue h. d. c.
Rnd 27: blue s. c.
Start Fleur-de-lis Band: 16 s. c. blue, * 1 s. c. gold, * 32 s. c. blue, 1 s. c. gold, * repeat around bag until you have four of the Fleur-de-lis designs (see detail of chart); finish row with 16 s. c. blue.
When design on band is finished: 1 row s. c. blue, 3 rows h. d. c. blue, join gold, 2 rows h. d. c. gold, 5 rows h. d. c. blue.
Cover rings in s. c. with main color.
Finish bag with: small scallop in blue, crocheting ring to every 4th scallop.
CORDS: (Crocheting with 4 threads held together), crochet a 24 inch chain of four threads (2 blue, 2 gold) and finish ends with small gold tassels, 2 1/2 inches long.
TASSEL AT BOTTOM OF BAG: Wind cardboard (5 inches long) with blue and gold and tie 3/4 inch from top of tassel. 1 spool of each shade is required.

This gives you an idea how the bag looks without the tassel, should you decide to make it that way.

This Fleur-de-lis Bag pattern was originally printed in the book Crochet Design by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co. in the year 1917.

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