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Vintage 1940s Knitted Moss Stitch Bag #288
7 tubes Corticelli Daisy Gimp
1 Pair #13 Knitting Needles
2/3 yd - 42” Satin Lining
½ yd Buckram
7 sts = 1”
Cast on 113 sts & work in ms [k 1, p 1 across every row] for 20”. Cast off.
Press on wrong side with a damp cloth to 16” x 20”.
Cast on 33 sts & work in ms for 18”. Cast off.
Press on wrong side with damp cloth.
Cast on 7 sts & work in ms for few rows [to fit around bracelet]. Cast off.
Line handle with double lining.
Fold body of bag in half to form a 16” x 10” pouch & sew side seams.
Mark centre of each top edge & make a 3” box pleat, having marker in centre of pleat.
Baste pleat, sewing across top edge only.
Sew small ms piece over bracelet & stitch to outside of box pleat ½” down from top. Remove bastings.
Cut a piece of lining 16 ½” x 20” & a piece of buckram 15 ½” x 19”.
Centre buckram on lining having ½” of lining extending around all edges. Baste into place.
Fold in half with buckram on outside & sew sides taking ½” seams.
Turn so that seams are on inside.
Baste 3” box pleats as on crocheted piece.
Sew top edge of pleats securely.
Remove box pleat bastings from lining.
Insert lining in bag & sew to bag along the two side seams.
Baste lining ½” from top of bag, cutting away any surplus material.
Sew across pleats only.
Cut inner lining 16” x 20”, make side seams & baste box pleats.
Sew handles in place over each box pleat.
Place lining in bag & sew around top, turning in all raw edges.
Draw handle thru bracelet.
[ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
( ) work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed
* 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 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 double treble
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pm place marker
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sl st slip sitich
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble crochet
Trtrc triple treble crochet
Ws wrong side
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook