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Vintage 1946 Tote Carry-All Bag #246 - Crochet
Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, 4 balls
1 Steel Crochet Hook #3
6 sts = 1”
Ch 5, join with sl st; ch 3, work 14 dc in ring [15 sts counting ch 3 as dc]; join this & every dc rnd with sl st in top of ch 3.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as sl st, 2 dc in each st; 30 sts.
3rd rnd: Ch 3, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep from *, end 2 dc in last st; 45 sts.
4th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of 2 sts; rep from *, end 2 dc in last st; 60 sts.
Continue in this way to inc 15 sts every rnd, having 1 st more bet incs in each rnd, until there are 8 rnds; 120 sts.
9th rnd: Working in back loop of each st, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each st to end of end; 119 sts.
Do not join, continue around working 1 sc in back loop of each st until 6 rnds of sc in all. Mark end of rnds.
15th rnd: Pattern: Working in both loops, work * 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 sc in each of 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * to end, continue around.
Work 2 rnds sc.
18th rnd: 1 Sc in each of 4 sts, draw up a long loop thru 1st ch 1 sp 3 rows below, * draw up another long loop thru next ch 1 sp in the same rnd, yo, thru all loops on hook, sk 1 st, 1 sc in each of 6 sts, draw up a long loop thru next ch 1 sp 3 rows below *, rep between *’s, end with long loop in last ch 1 sp, yo, thru all loops, sk 1 st, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts.
Rep 15th to 18th rnd 8 times.
Work 1 sc in back loop of each st for 6 rnds, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Handle Bands: Make 2:
Ch 11, 1 sc in 2nd & each st of ch.
Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st.
Rep last row 8 times. Fasten off.
Finished Linings with zippers attached may be purchased ready-made; or may be made using suitable lining material & buckram for stiffening.
Cut buckram ¼” smaller than bag on all sides, cover with lining & sew into bag with zipper at opening.
Ch 15, work 2 rows sc on ch.
Attach ring to slide pull with this piece.
Fasten handles with band to each side of bag, as illustrated.
Note: Cardboard or lightweight plastic may be inserted between bag & lining to give shape of bag extra support.
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
Bl back loop(s)
Bp back post
Bpdc back post double crochet
Bpsc back post single crochet
Bptr back post treble/triple crochet
Ca color A
Cb color B
Cc contrasting color
Ch chain stitch
Ch refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g ch-1 space
ch-sp chain space
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook