I found another mason jar for which I need to make a gift bag. For those of you who may not recall why I make so many of these little gift bags, it is because I have a very generous friend who cans jams and such and gives some to me. When I return the jar, I return it with a handmade gift bag that she can use when she gives any of her canned items as gifts.
I checked my stash of cotton yarn and I found this variegated yarn from Premier Home called Woodland (color 44-33). With the requisite 5.5 mm i hook, I started this latest project.
I started with a magic circle made from 5 sc.
Instead of crocheting expanding rows and then putting in a sl st and then ch 1 for the next row, I decided to make this base as a spiral. No sl st at the end of a row. Be sure to use a stitch marker (I used a bobby pin) so you know where the row ends.
Row 1: 2sc in each st (10 sc)
Row 2: *2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, repeat from * (15 sc)
Row 3: *2 sc in 1st sts, sc in each of next 2 st, repeat from * (20 sc)
Row 4: *2 sc in 1st sts, sc in each of next 3 st, repeat from * (25 sc). Sl st to join.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc around (25 sc). Sl st to join.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc around (25 sc). Sl st to join.
Now for this particular pattern:
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc) *ch 1, skip st, dc, ch 1, make 2dctog but skip a st between the first and 2nd part of the stitch [so it looks like an upside down V with a st between each leg], ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc) *ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, dc, ch 1, make 2dctog but the first part of the 2dctog is in the ch-1 space and the second part is in the 2nd ch-1 space [skipping over the dc] , ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.
Row 9-11: repeat row 8
Row 12: ch 1, sc around out putting 1 sc in st including sc in each ch-1 space and in the top of each 2dctog (25 sc), sl st to join.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first 3 st, make a 20 st sc foundation chain for the first handle but start it by making only 1 ch and use the last sc that you made as the other ch, skip 6 st, sc in next 6 st, create a 20 ch foundation single crochet for the other handle but start it by making only 1 ch and use the last sc that you made as the other ch, skip 6 st, sc in final 4 st. sl to to join. Fasten off.
This does have 2 handles – you can’t see the one in the back that dropped down.