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Cable Bag

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® 5 skeins: Grey Heather
  • Susan Bates® crochet hook: US H-8
  • Pair of 6-1/2"x5" wooden purse handles
  • Large wooden button
  • Pins
  • Yarn needle

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 13 sts = 4" ; 14 rows = 4" in cable pattern (on panels). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Special Stitches
Fpdc
= Front post double crochet.Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook). Skip the next stitch in the row into which you would usually work, "behind" the post stitch.
2/2 LC (2 over 2 Left Cross) = Skip next 2 stitches, Fpdc around each of next 2 post stitches 2 rows below; working in front of the 2 Fpdc just made, Fpdc in each of the 2 skipped post stitches 2 rows below. Skip the next 4 stitches in the row into which you would usually work, "behind" the cross.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 Right Cross) = Skip next 2 stitches, Fpdc around each of next 2 post stitches 2 rows below; working behind the 2 Fpdc just made, Fpdc in each of the 2 skipped post stitches 2 rows below. Skip the next 4 stitches in the row into which you would usually work, "behind" the cross.

Notes
1. Bag is made from two panels and one gusset. The panels form the front and back of the bag. The gusset forms the bottom and sides.
2. The post stitches of the Left Cross (2/2 LC) and Right Cross (2/2 RC) are worked around the post of the post stitches 2 rows below (skipping over the row of sc stitches in the previous row).
3. When instructed to work into a stitch "2 rows below", you should work into the indicated stitch in the row numbered 2 less than the current row. For example, if you are working Row 12, stitches "2 rows below" are in Row 12 – 2 = Row 10.
4. After working a Fpdc, Left Cross or Right Cross, take care to skip the stitch(es) in the row into which you would usually work, "behind" the stitch(es) or cross.
5. When instructed to work around the next post stitch 2 rows below, you may need to reach forward or back with the hook to reach the indicated post stitch, this creates the leaning stitches that form the cable pattern.

Bag measures 16" tall, 18" wide (from side to side), and 5" deep (from front to back)

PANEL (make 2)
Beginning at lower edge, ch 59.
Row 1 (wrong side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first st), *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—58 sts.
Rows 2–7: Ch 2 (counts as first st here and throughout), skip first st, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, dc in last st (top of turning ch), turn.
Rows 8 and 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn, skip first st, Fpdc around each of next 4 sts 2 rows below, *sc in next 5 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, sc in next 2 sts, Fpdc around each of next 4 sts 2 rows below, sc in next 2 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 sts 2 rows below, sc in next 5 sts, Fpdc around each of next 4 sts 2 rows below; repeat from * once more, sc in last st, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 12: Ch 2, skip first st, 2/2 LC, *sc in next 5 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 2 sts, 2/2 LC, sc in next 2 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 5 sts, 2/2 LC; repeat from * once more, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 13–20: Repeat Rows 9–12 twice.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 22: Ch 2, skip first st, Fpdc around each of next 4 post sts 2 rows below, *sc in next 6 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next st, Fpdc around each of next 4 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next st, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, Fpdc around each of next 4 post sts 2 rows below; repeat from * once more, sc in last st, turn.
Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 24: Ch 2, skip first st, 2/2 LC, *sc in next 6 sts, 2/2 RC, sc in next 2 sts, 2/2 LC, sc in next 6 sts, 2/2 LC; repeat from * once more, sc in last st, turn.
Row 25: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 26: Repeat Row 22.
Row 27: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 28: Ch 2, skip first st, 2/2 LC, *sc in next 5 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 2 sts, 2/2 LC, sc in next 2 sts, Fpdc around each of next 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 5 sts, 2/2 LC; repeat from * once more, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 29–40: Repeat Rows 9–12 three times.
Rows 41–48: Repeat Rows 21–28.
Rows 49–56: Repeat Rows 9–12 twice.
Rows 57 and 58: Repeat Rows 9 and 10. Do not turn at the end of Row 58.
Edging (right side): Slip st evenly around entire outer edge of panel; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.


GUSSET
Ch 17.

Row 1 (right side): Dc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—16 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until gusset measures long enough to go around three sides of a panel (two short sides and bottom edge). Fasten off.

HANDLE TABS (make 8)
Note
Two handle straps are used to attach each end of the two wooden purse handles.
Leaving a long beginning tail (for sewing tab to top of bag), ch 10.
Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing tab to top of bag.

BUTTON LOOP
Leaving a long beginning tail (for sewing loop to center front of bag), ch 17.
Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing loop to center front of bag.

FINISHING
Arrange gusset around outer edge of three sides (two short sides and bottom edge) of one panel, forming sides and bottom of bag, and pin in place. Sew side edge of gusset to side edges of panel. Repeat to sew second panel to opposite side edge of gusset. Lay bag flat and place wooden handle centered above top edge of front. Sew one end of two handle straps to front edge below one end of handle. Thread both handle straps through the hole in wooden handle and sew other end of both straps to wrong side of front edge. Repeat to attach two handle straps to other end of wooden handle. Then repeat to attach second wooden handle to back. Fold button loop in half and sew both ends to wrong side of center of top edge of back. Sew button to center front, opposite button loop. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * = repeat whatever follows the *as indicated.

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