Saturday, June 17, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1946 Tote Carry-All Bag #246 - Crochet

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Vintage 1946 Tote Carry-All Bag #246 - Crochet

Materials
Bucilla Strawkraft
OR
Fleisher’s Straw-Twist, 4 balls
1 Steel Crochet Hook #3
Lining Material

Gauge
6 sts = 1” 

Bag:
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 BandsMake 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.

LINE BAG
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.

ENJOY!


HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   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
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
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
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook