• 01 • Crochet Bag in brown/red/russet/orange stripes in "Carnival" Yarn

YARN

ADRIAFIL YARNS

MATERIALS

250 g. Carnival yarn: 100 g. brown No. 64 and 50 g. for each of the following colours: wine red No. 68, red No. 63 and orange No. 61. Crochet Hook No. 6 and No. 8. Tapestry Needle with rounded tip.

SIZES: circumference 64 cm, height 32 cm

PATTERN STITCHES

Chain

Single crochet

Double treble

Fantail stitch: work over 4 sts.

Row 1: * 1 sc, slip 1 ch., in next st. work in 1 fantail st. (= 4 double trebles), slip 1 ch. *. Repeat from * to *; end this row and all succ. rows with 1 sc in the starting st..

Row 2: with 2 sc. work in the 2nd double treble of the 1st fantail st., 1 sc between the 2nd. and 3rd double treble of the same fantail st., * 1 fantail st. in the next sc., 1 sc between the 2nd. and the 3rd double treble of the next fantail. *. Repeat from * to * and end with 1 fantail st. in the next sc.

Row 3: with 2 sc. work in the 2nd. double treble of the 1st fantail st., 1 sc between the 2nd. and the 3rd double treble of the same fantail st., * 1 raised fantail st (= work the crochet hook behind the next sc., between the 2nd. and the 3rd. double treble of the next fantail st. of Row 1, pass to front of work and work in 4 double trebles), 1 sc between the 2nd. and the 3rd double treble of the next fantail st. of Row 2 *. Repeat from * to * and end with 1 raised fantail st. in the next sc.

From Row 4: repeat Row 3.

SAMPLE

10 x 10 cm with Crochet Hook No. 6 in fantail st. = 10 sts. and 7 rows.

WORKING INSTRUCTIONS

Bag: start with the oval for the bottom.

Cast on a chain of 11 st. using Crochet Hook No. 56 and the brown, then, starting from 2nd chain of the crochet hook, work in 9 dc.; 3 dc. in last chain, then, cont. on other side of starting chain and work in 9 dc., 3 dc. in next ch.; cont. oval in sc working in 1 st in each st. below and 3 sts. in each of the 2 sts. at end of work. Work a total of 8 rows, corresponding to a width of 15 cm and a length of 22 cm, and in row 8, working 2 evenly spaced dec. Cont. working round over all the sts. in fantail sts. alternating the colours every 2 rows as follows: brown, wine red, red, orange. When work measures 32 from beg. of fantail sts, equivalent to 22 rows (= 11 coloured stripes ending with red), stand off work.

Shoulder Strap and fastening string: using Crochet Hook No. 6, with the brown cast on a chain of 75 cm; using Crochet Hook No. 8 winding the brown double cast on a chain of 90 cm.

MAKING UP AND FINISH

Fit the string like a binding through the sts. of the fourth-last row and bind the ends with a small knot. At the same height, sew the strip to the sides of the bag, on the front of the work, with small invisible stitches.