Monday, July 3, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1940s Knitted Moss Stitch Bag #288

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Vintage 1940s Knitted Moss Stitch Bag #288

MATERIALS:
7 tubes Corticelli Daisy Gimp
1 Pair #13 Knitting Needles
2/3 yd - 42” Satin Lining
½ yd Buckram
1 Bracelet

GAUGE: 
7 sts = 1”

BODY: 
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”.

HANDLE: 
Cast on 33 sts & work in ms for 18”.  Cast off. 

Press on wrong side with damp cloth.

BRACELET PIECE: 
Cast on 7 sts & work in ms for few rows [to fit around bracelet].  Cast off.

FINISHING: 
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.

ENJOY!



HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:
[ ]                     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
”                       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 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)
Cont               continue
Dc                   double crochet
Dc2tog          double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                 decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr                 double treble
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 crochet
G                     gram
Hdc                half double crochet
Inc                   increase/increases/increasing
lp(s)               loops
M                     meter(s)
Mc                   main color
Meas              measure
Mm                  millimeter(s)
Oz                   ounce(s)
P                     picot
Pat(s) or patt   pattern(s)
Pc                   popcorn
Pm                   place marker
Prev               previous
Rem                remain/remaining
Rep                 repeat(s)
Rnd(s)            round(s)
Rs                   right side
Sc                   single crochet
Sc2tog          single crochet 2 stitches together
Sk                   skip
Sl st               slip sitich
Sp(s)              space(s)
St(s)               stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch    turning chain
Tbl                  through back loop
Tog                 together
Tr or Trc      treble crochet
Trtrc             triple treble crochet
Ws                  wrong side
Yd(s)              yard(s)
Yo                   yarn over
Yoh                 yarn over hook