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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cancer ribbon bags and pattern

These lined, drawstring bags are a finduraser item for the Relay For Life. I can




worsted weight yarn: 2 colors, background/main color A and ribbon color B G hook cloth for lining sewing needle matching thread Using color A and starting with a magic circle, 6 sc, do not join. through both loops: 2. 2 sc in each sc (12 sc) (make sure to crochet over your hanging string so you won't have to tuck it in later!) 3. *1 sc, 2 sc* 6 times (18 sc) 4. *sc in next 2, 2 sc* 6 times (24 sc) 5. *sc in next 3, 2 sc* 6 times (30 sc) 6. *sc in next 4, 2 sc* 6 times (36 sc) 7. *sc in next 5, 2 sc* 6 times (42 sc) 8. *sc in next 6, 2 sc* 6 times (48 sc) still, do not join! begin sides back loop only: 10. hdc in next sc, dc in next 47 through both loops: 11-12. dc in each 13. Using B to start the ribbon, dc 1, change to A, dc in next 5, Change to B, dc 1, Change to A, dc in next 41 14. With B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 3, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 41 15. dc in next, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 42 16. dc in next, change to B, dc in next 3, change to A, dc in next 43, change to B, dc in next 17. dc in next, change to A, dc, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 41, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc 18. dc in next 2, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 44 19. dc, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc, change to B, dc in next 2, change to A, dc in next 42 20. dc, change to B, dc in next 3, change to A, dc in next 44 21. dc, change to B, dc in next 3, change to A, dc in next 44 22-24. dc in next 48 25. dc in next 45, hdc, sc, sl st 26. ch3, dc in nextst, ch 2 sk 2 dc, *dc in next 2, ch 2, sk 2 dc* 11 times, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3 27. ch 3, dc in next 47, join, jasten off. Strap join A on one side of bag, with ribbon facing forward, *ch 3, dc in next 2* repeat till strap is desired length, join to opposite side of bag. Drawstring chain 100 with color B, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch after. fasten off. weave string through holes made by ch 2 spaces on bag. Before you sew in your lining, make sure the best looking side is showing! I always have to turn my bag inside out to have the side that looks best on the outside. If you've never sewn a lining before, try looking here. It isn't quite the same since our bag is round, but cut out a circle for the bottom and one long piece for the sides. Sew the side to the bottom (making sure the right side is on the inside, fold over and iron the top and sew down, then sew up the side seam. Follow the directions for sewing it into the bag here. I'm not the best seamstress (I'm uncomfortable even saying that word about myself!) so if this doesn't make sense let me know! I just follow the directions on the other site ;-)