PLASTIC BAG KEEPER
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The following pattern is my original design.
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This pattern has been tested by Cathy Thompson.
Hook: Size H
Yarn: 4 Ply Worsted Weight
NOTE: Cathy Thompson made this and said she used about 4 ounces of yarn.
Stitches used: ch, sl st, dc, tr, cross stitch, love knot.
Cross Stitch: Sk next dc, dc in next dc, dc in dc just skipped.
Love Knot: Ch 1, sc in hump (back side) of chain.
NOTE: Color(s) may be changed to match any decor.
ROW 1 [eyelet row]: Ch 60, join to form a ring (be careful not to twist the chain), ch 4, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Ch 3, turn.
ROW 2: Dc in each dc and in each ch. Join with
sl st, ch 3, Do not turn.
ROW 3: Dc in dc to the right of Ch 3 (beginning
cross stitch made). Now going to the left, *sk next unworked dc on previous
row, dc in next dc, dc in dc just skipped (cross stitch made). Rep from * around.
Join with sl st. Do not turn.
ROW 4: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in dc to right
of beg ch 3 (beginning cross stitch made). cross stitch in each cross stitch
around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Do not turn.
ROWS 5-29: Repeat Row 4.
ROW 30: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join with
sl st in top of beg ch 3, ch 4, Do not turn.
ROW 31: [eyelet row]: *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Sl st in next ch 1 sp.
ROW 32: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), work 3 more tr in same sp. Work 4 tr in each rem ch 1 sp. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
LAST ROW: Reattach yarn to opposite end in any ch sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), work 3 more tr in same sp. Work 4 tr in each rem ch 1 sp. Join with sl st and fasten off.
DRAWSTRINGS (make 2): Work a string of love knots approximately 24 inches in length. Weave these in the eyelet rows draw up and tie a bow.
HANGER: Attach yarn around the post of any dc on Row 1. work 10-12 love knots sc around the post of the next dc. This forms the loop to hang it by.
WEAVE IN ENDS.
FINISHING: Fill with bags and hang on wall.
I made one this past week-end. I think the next one that I make, instead of putting the ruffle on the top and bottom, I will do two rows of double crochet and fold it down, then put elastic through it. I'll let you know how it works out. I used about 4 ounces though. Thanks for the pattern.