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Drawstring Sachet or Jewelry Bag

Click on underlined name of stitch to go to the how to for that stitch:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
tr = treble

#10 Crochet Cotton
Size 8 steel crochet hook
apprx. 9" of 1/8" wide ribbon

Finished size: Bag (without ruffle) measures 2 1/2" wide x 3 1/4" high.
Height (with ruffle) is 4 1/2".

Directions (Make 2)
Starting Chain: Chain 22.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in ea ch across. Turn. (21 sc)
Row 2: ch 4, 3 dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip 2 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip 2 sc (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next sc)* repeat * to * one time; ch 1, skip 2 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 3: ch2, *skip the 3 dc half shell, in sp between 1st and 2nd dc of next shell, make 3 tr; ch 1, then working over the 3 tr just made, make 3 tr between 1st and 2nd dc of half shell just skipped; sc in next ch 1 sp*. Repeat * to *, end sc in last dc. Turn.
Row 4: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, hdc in ch 1 sp in center of shell of previous row, ch 1; (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in sc of previous row)*, repeat * to * one time, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Rows 6 - 13: (Repeat rows 3 and 4) four times.
Row 14: Repeat row 4.
Ruffled Top:
Row 15: (drawstring holes) ch 2, hdc in same st, *ch 2, skip 2 st, hdc in next st*, repeat * to * across, hdc in last st.
Row 16: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *skip 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc)*, repeat * to * across.
Row 17: ch 3, dc in next st, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the ch 1 of shell of previous row; 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in sp between shells of previous row*, repeat * to * across, end dc in last st.
Row 18: Repeat row 17.
Row 19: (optional) For a fuller ruffle, repeat row 17 again.
The photo example shows a bag which is done with this extra row of ruffle added.

Place the two completed pieces with right sides together and sew three sides together, with a large-eye needle and with the same thread used to crochet the bag ... or crochet three sides together with slip stitch (leave top open). - How To Join Crocheted Pieces - When joining is completed, turn bag right side out.

Beginning to weave through at center front, weave ribbon through drawstring holes of row 15. Tie in a bow in the front.

You may print out these instructions for your own personal use only. Drawstring Sachet/Jewelry Bag is copyright © 1997 by Sandi Marshall. Pattern is not to be sold or redistributed in any form. Free for your own personal use only. If others would like to have the pattern, please do not give them copies or scans (which, as with all free or purchased copyrighted patterns, without the designer's written permission, would be a copyright violation, even when given free), but instead, please give them the URL of the main page for this pattern, so that they may come here for themselves. Thank you. It makes a world of difference to me. Main page for this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa062197.htm.
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Photo of the item is on this page: http://crochet.about.com/nbag.htm

The Weekly Feature which describes this pattern, and gives some how-to's for the cross-over shell stitch is at http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa062197.htm

Cross-over Shells Step-by-Step Photo How To and Starting Chain Formula to Make any Size Square or Afghan: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa012399.htm

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