RED HEART® Eco-Cotton™ Blend: 2 skeins 1340
Crochet Hook: 3.75 mm [US F-5]
GAUGE: Rounds 1-9 = 4” diameter. CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Bag measures 12” wide x 14” tall, unstretched. Bag
has considerable stretch.
Round 1 (Right Side): Using adjustable loop technique,
work 8 sc in ring – 8 sts. Mark beginning of round, moving
marker up each round.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sts.
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 24 sts.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 32 sts.
Round 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 40 sts.
Round 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 48 sts.
Round 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 56 sts.
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 64 sts.
Round 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 72 sts.
Round 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 80 sts.
Round 11: *Sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep
from * around – 88 sts.
Round 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *
around – 96 sts.
Round 1: Sc in first st, *ch 5, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st;
repeat from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in first st to
join – 32 spaces.
Round 2: (Dc just made is first st of rnd), *ch 5, sc in next
ch-5 space; repeat from * around, end ch 2, dc in first st to
join – 32 spaces.
Rounds 3-30: Repeat Round 2.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc around length of
joining dc, hdc in same place, *3 hdc in next ch-space; hdc
in next sc; repeat from * around, end hdc in last space, slip
st in top of beginning ch to join – 128 sts.
Round 2: Sc2tog, *sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from *
around – 85 sts.
Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around.
Row 1: Working in back loop only, sc in each of next 4 sts,
turn – 4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loop of previous row and
unused loop of row below, sc in each st – 4 sts.
Repeat Row 2 until 14” or desired length.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Skip next 8 sts. Sew short end of handle to next 4 sts.
Skip next 26 sts. Working in back loop only, join with sc in
next st, sc in each of next 3 sts – 4 sts.
Work as for First Handle.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single
crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yo = yarn over
needle; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as
Sc2tog = Single crochet decrease – insert hook in first st,
draw up a loop; insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo,
draw through all loops on hook.