Crochet Small Bag
1 skein of dark-blue yarn (65% alpaca, 35% sheep wool; 100m/50g);
Crochet hook 4,5;
35 x 35 cm piece of 100% cotton yarn for backing;
1 magnet snap;
Zipper 30 cm long;
Size: 28 x 15 cm.
Beads pattern: * 5 unfinished double crochets in the same st – there are 6 sts on the crochet hook, 1 yarn over and draw all 6 sts through it = there is 1 st on the crochet hook. Make 1 single crochet in the next st*; repeat from * to * between markers from front side.
Unfinished double crochet: make in 2 sts on the crochet hook while the rest 2 sts are still on the crochet hook.
Stitches control: 17 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: work with circle rows. Make beads pattern from front and work back side with single crochets.
Make 40 chain sts for bag base and work around:
1st row: 1 single crochet in the 2nd chain st on the crochet hook. Continue work with single crochets to the last chain st = 38 single crochets. Make 4 single crochets in the last chain st. After that, work with single crochet from opposite edge, make 3 single crochets in the 1st chain st from the beginning of row = 84 single crochets;
2nd row: 1 single crochet in every st till the last 3 single crochets. Make 2 single crochets in every crochet out of 3 single crochets of the previous row. After that, make 2 single crochets in every of the last 3 single crochets of the previous row = 90 single crochets.
Crochet 2 circle rows straight, make single crochets. Place markers in the beginning of row and in 45 single crochets = sides of bag;
3rd row: make front with pattern of beads and single crochets for back side;
4th-8th rows: single crochets.
Repeat 3rd-8th rows x 4 times.
Make 6 single crochets in the center of back detail. Crochet 6 rows, make 1 bead in the middle, 3 rows of single crochets.
Sew snap to the bag’s fastener.
Cut piece of cloth, fold it in half and sew RS inside. Sew zipper. Sew backing to bag and zipper.