A friend really liked the bag that I made in orange so she wanted something in purple. I had similar Premier Home cotton yarn in purple (color Violet Splash No. 44-23).
Used this yarn and an i hook to make a bag using the following pattern:
Foundation sc chain of 42 stitches
Row 1: Ch1, * sc in next 2 st, ch2, skip 2, repeat across ending with sc in each of last 2 st. Turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next st, *ch 2, skip 2, dc in each of next 2 st, repeat from * You are putting dc’s only in the sc from the prior row, not in the ch-2 spaces. The row ends with dc’s in the last 2 st. Turn
Row 3: Ch1, * sc in each of the 2 dc, ch2, skip 2, repeat across ending with sc in each of last 2 st. Again the sc are only in the dc’s not in the ch-2 spaces. Turn
Row 4-27: repeat rows 2 and 3 being sure to end with a row 3.
Row 28: Ch1, sc in each sc across and 2 sc in each ch-2 space. This gives you a row of sc’s. Turn
Row 29-37: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
Repeat Rows -1 through 27 ending with a row 3.
Once completed, you should be able to fold it in half with the open spaces lining up. Turn
Sc, hdc across each stitch with 2 hdc in the ch-2 spaces. (this is to give enough height to match the initial foundation row.
Stitch down one side. Fasten off.
Stitch up the other side. Be sure to start such that you end at the open end of the folded bag.
When you reach the top of the other side, ch 1, sc around, sl st to join. By including the stitches that joined the to sides, I had a 86 stitches around.
Ch 1, sc 12, foundation chain 28, skip 19 st, sc 24, foundation chain 28, skip 19 st, sc 12. Sl st to join.
Ch 1 sc all around including in the foundation chain handles. Fasten off. Weave in any ends and then invert the entire bag to hide the stitching on the sides.
Here is the final bag that I am giving to a friend.