Another quick gift bag – Stitch 122

I needed to get another quick gift bag completed for the friend who gives me wonderful canned foods. I usually do not see her much during the winter and today was going to be the last time I would probably see her until the Spring. I had one more jar to return, so I looked for a pattern I could use for a specific yarn that I had.

The yarn I wanted to use was some leftover red and silver yarn that I used for this project for my sister. It is part of Red Heart’s Holiday collection.  As you can see from the featured photo, it is the red yarn with the silver metallic thread running through it.  The yarn really calls for a K-hook, but I used the J hook to make it a bit tighter.

I started with a magic circle with 6 sc in it and the used a sl st to join it.

Row 1: ch1, 2sc in each sc, sl st to join (12 st)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from *, sl st to join (18 st)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in next, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next st, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from *, sl st to join (24 st)

Rows 4-5: keep increasing each round to get to 36 st

Row 6-7: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc around (36 st)

Now for the actual pattern I only completed the pattern one time. You could, of course, repeat the pattern to make a shawl or something that I needs to be somewhat light and airy. The twist on this piece is that I turned the work as I was doing it.

Row 1: ch 1, (sc, ch-3, 5dc) in 1st st, *skip 4 st, (sc, ch-3, 5dc) in next st, repeat from * around. sl st to join, turn.

Row 2: ch 5 (counts as dc, ch-2), skip sc and 4 of the 5 dc, *sc in the next dc, sc in the ch-3, ch-3, skip sc and 4 of the 5 dc, repeat from *, sl st in the 3rd ch of the initial ch-5. turn

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first sc, dc in next 2 sc, * ch-3, skip ch-3, dc in next 2 sc, repeat from *, when you get to the end, you will only do 1 dc. sl st to join. turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next ch-2, ch 3, (2dc, ch 3) in each ch-3 space, when you get to the end, you will only do 1 dc. sl st to join. turn.

In the regular pattern, row 5 would be a variation on row 1 and then you would repeat rows 2-5. However, I was not doing that because these 4 rows were enough for me to cover most of the jar.

Row 5: ch 1, sc around putting 1 sc in each dc and 3 sc in each ch-3 space. sl st to join (DO NOT TURN – TIME TO MAKE THE HANDLE)

Row 6-18: ch 2, dc in same st, dc, 2dctog, turn.

Skip 15 st on the body of the project. Sc next st in the handle with the 16th. Sc that same first st with the 17th st of the body. sc to attached the next 2 st of the handle to the body. sc the last st in the handle to the next 2 st to the body.

Here are some photos of the final (and rushed) project.

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