Circle in a Square

I had a small ball (52 yards/50g) of this ribbon black yarn that was 70% acrylic and 30% nylon. The company on the label is Nicole Crafts. The website does not seem to exist anymore. I suspect, it was intended to be an off-shoot of AC Moore but then was aborted (because AC Moore’s in-house brand is Stitch Studio by Nicole) It is listed as color YRN 2667A, Lot number 2732302. I am not sure if this would be for the specific color of the yarn (black) or this type of yarn (ribbon yarn). I say that because the color of the yarn is not listed on the label at all.  Anyway, here is a picture of the texture of it,

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I was not sure what size hook to use for this yarn, so I used a 4.00 mm G hook.

As the title of this project denotes, I decided to make a square bottom as the base for this gift bag for an obviously round glass jar, which is being returned to my sister who gives me wonderful homemade cranberry sauce every year.

Ch 12

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, 11 st.

Row 2-6, ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc in first st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, repeat across, but in last stitch, instead of dc, crochet 2dctog. turn

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each dc and in each ch 1 space with 3 sc in last st, 2 sc in each dc along the side, 3 sc in the sc that was Row 1,  sc in each st along the bottom with 3 sc in the last st, 2 sc in each dc along the other side, 2 sc in the last st (which was the sc at the start of row 7)

Row 8: ch 5, put a stitch marker in that last chain, *chain 7, skip over the length of one side and double treble crochet (DTC) into the center stitch of the corner – remember that is where there are 3sc in the same stitch for the corner. repeat from * 2 more times, chain 7, sl st in the chain where you put the stitch marker.

Row 9: ch 5, put a stitch marker in that last chain, *chain 7, skip over the length of one side and double treble crochet (DTC) into the DTC from the prior row. repeat from * 2 more times, chain 7, sl st in the chain where you put the stitch marker.

Row 10: ch 1, sc in that same stitch, sc all around putting 6 sc in the ch-7 space and sc in the DTC. sl st to join.

Row 11: ch 20, skip one side and sc in the sc above the DTC from the prior rows. sl st across to other “corner”, ch 20, skip last side and sc in the next “corner”, sl st across to start. sl st to join. Fasten off,

Not the most elaborate gift bag that I have done but it was not an easy yarn with which to work.

Here is a shot of the final project with an additional shot of the bottom.

 

 

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