Materials: Bucilla Straw-Tex, Cap – 4 skeins, Bag – 14 skeins
Crochet Hook: “Boye” Hook, Size G
Ch3, join with sl st to form a ring. Work 6 sc into ring. Mark for beg. of round.
Round 1 – 2 sc in each sc; 12 sc.
Round 2 – 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; 18 sc.
Continue to inc. 6 sts in each round, with care not to have inc. over inc. of last round, – until piece measures 5 ½ ins. in diameter.
Next Round – Ch 3, * skip next sc, 1 hdc in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around, end with sl st in top of ch at beg. of round.
Next Round – * Ch 2, 1 hdc in ch 1 space of last round, 1 hdc in next st; repeat from * around. Join with sl st in top of ch at beg. of round.
Band – Work one sc in each st around. Continue in sc for 1 ¼ ins. or desired depth. Join with sl st. Fasten off.
Work as for cap until 5 ½ ins. in diameter.
Next Round – Work 1 sc in back thread of each sc around.
Next Round – 1 sc in each sc through both looks of sc.
Repeat last round 3 times.
Inc. Round – 2 sc in each sc around.
Work even in sc until 9 ins. above inc. round.
Dec. Round – * Draw up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and through all loops, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around.
Work 3 rounds even.
Eyelet Round – Ch 3, skip next sc, work 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip next sc, 1 hdc in next st; repeat from *; end ch 1, join into top of ch 3.
Next Round – Work 2 sc in each ch 1 space around.
Inc. Round – Work 2 sc in each sc of last round.
Work 2 rounds even.
Next Round – * Ch 3, skip next sc, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * around.
Drawstrings – Make 2 – Using double yarn, make a ch 48 ins. long. Fasten off. Starting at any point, weave one drawstring through eyelets around entire bag. Knot ends of drawstring together. Beg. at opposite end, weave 2nd drawstring in and out of same eyelets as first drawstring. Knot ends of 2nd drawstring together.