It's a smallish bag, made to fasten onto a dorm bed and help replace a night table. I keep my watch, my contact case, and some cough drops in mine; I don't know what I'd do without it sometimes!
This pattern has a band on the back, and a crochet strawberry flower as a button, so that it can be fastened onto things.
HOW TO READ THE PATTERN:
x(st) y: x is the number of stitches to make in the next stitch. (st) is the kind of stitch to make. y tells you how many stitches to do. hdc 7 means "one hdc in each of next 7". 2sc 4 means "two sc in each of next 4".
2-x: make two stitches in first stitch, then one stitch in each of next x stitches. Repeat around. (used for increasing) If this row doesn't specify the stitch kind, use the last kind of stitch specified.
2-x dec: make (st)2tog in first two stitches, then one stitch in each of next x stitches. Repeat around. (used for decreasing) If this row doesn't specify the stitch kind, use the last kind of stitch specified.
ea: Do this for each stitch around.
Row of numbers: if there's a row of numbers after a row, repeat that row for all of those rows. (For example, hdc ea - 3 4 5 6 means that rows 3-6 are "hdc ea")
*instructions* - Repeat from * to * around.
Unless specified otherwise, join with sl st at the end of each round, then ch2. Do not turn.
Any worsted weight green
Any worsted weight red
Magenta for the small strawberries (or you can use more red)
Scraps of black (~1yrd) for embroidering seeds
A bit of white (~2yrd) for flower
Scrap of yellow (~2ft)
Polyfill to stuff small strawberries
5 hdc in a magic circle
2: 2 ea (10)
3: 2 ea (20)
4: hdc ea
5: 2-3 (30)
6: 2-5 (35)
7: 2-6 (40)
8: hdc ea
8 9 10 11 12 13
End off red. Join green.
14: hdc ea
15: *hdc 3, ch1, sk1*
16: sc ea
17: *sc, dc, tr, dc*
With green, ch however many you want to make the drawstring your desired length. I find that about 65 works.
LITTLE STRAWBERRIES - make 2
Ch2 with magenta or red
1: 4 sc
2: 2 ea
3: sc ea
3 4 5 6
Join green. Stuff the strawberry.
7: 2-1 dec (6)
8: 2-1 dec (4). fasten off with ~6" tail. Sew shut.
with red, ch35
1: hdc in 2nd from hook. hdc to the end. (34)
2: sc in each until seven from the end. ch3, skip 3 sc. sc 4.
3: hdc 4, 3hdc in chsp, hdc ea to end. fasten off.
With white, mc 5 sc.
Each petal should be made in 1 st.
2: *(sl st, sc, hdc, dc, hdc)* fasten off.
1. Sew top of strap just under the green of the bag. (The top of the strap is the narrow end without the button hole.)
2. Use the yellow to sew the flower to the bag. The yellow makes the center of the flower.
3. Sew one small strawberry to the end of the drawstring. Thread the strawberry-less end through the holes, then sew the other strawberry on.
4. Weave in all ends.
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