INITIAL KNITTING BAG – No. 2116
Materials Required – AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “GEM” COTTON YARN.
6 Skeins Light Henna or any Color desired.
Bone Crochet Hook Number 4 or 5.
Front. Ch 45 and work 44 s c on ch, ch 1, turn and work 23 more rows of s c.
25th Row. Decrease 1 st at both ends and work 1 row even. Repeat the last 2 rows 7 times, break yarn and work a second section.
Gusset. Ch 4 and work 3 s c on ch, ch 1, turn. Work 8 more rows of s c even.
Next Row. * Increase 1 st and work 8 rows even. Repeat from * twice.
Next Row. Increase 1 st and work 30 rows even. Next row. Decrease 1 st, then decrease 1 st every 9th row 3 times.
Tufting. Cut strands 2 inches long, take 24 strands for each tuft and tie about 1 inch apart around edges of both sides of bag.
Initial. Outline with a basting thread the letter desired. Cut strands 1½ inches long, take 24 strands for each tuft and place about ½ inch apart.
Shoulder Cord. Ch 5, 1 s c in each ch. Next row, 1 s c in each s c. Without joining rows, repeat this row until cord measures 35 inches or is length desired.
Sew gusset in position. Sew shoulder cord to each side at gusset. Make ten 5 ch loops leaving an end to sew to bag for drawstring. Sew loops starting in second row about 3 inches apart.
Drawstring. Make a ch about 26 inches long, lace through loops and finish with a knot at each end.