Elegant Evening Bag
Materials = J & P Coats Metallic Knit-Cro-Sheen, Article A.64-M size 10 (100 yds each ball):2 balls.
Small amount matching colour.
Steel crochet hook size 7.
Lining fabric to match: 7 x 15".
Upholstery cord size 100: 1 + 1/2 yds.
Gold satin cord: 18".
Size 6 x 8" excluding handle.
Gauge: 5 ch-3lps and 8 rows = 1 + 1/2"
Picot=ch 2, sc in 3rd ch from hook.
Always end with a sl st in first sc of rnds.
BAG: With MC, ch 80 loosely, sl st in first ch to form a ring. Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch * rep from * to around (40 loops).
Rnds 2 - 47: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each lp around. Fasten off MC at end of Rnd 47.
Rnd 48: Join matching colour in first ch 3 lp of Rnd 47, ch 1, (sc, picot, sc) in each loop around. Fasten off.
Assembly: Fold Bag flat with first loop of Rnd 1 at right corner. Working through double thickness, join MC in first ch 1 space of foundation ch, ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch 1 space across bottom. Fasten off MC. Mark wrong side of bottom closure as front of Bag.
HANDLE: Cut 45" length of upholstery cord for Handle. Sew each end of Handle to side of Bag approx. 1" down from top of side folds.
FINISHING: Fold lining in half, lengthwise with right side facing. Leaving 1/2" seam allowance, sew down each side edge. Turn top edge of fabric down 1/2" to wrong side and press in place. With wrong sides facing, place lining into Bag. Sew folded edge of lining evenly around approx. 1" from top of Bag.
TIE: Beg. at centre front of Bag, weave Tie through spaces in Rnd 44.
TRIM: Sew 6 + 1/2" length of upholstery cord across bottom closure of Bag. Turn ends under 1/4" to hide raw edges and sew ends.