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Mintie by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS bag in "Paris".

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DROPS 147-42

DROPS design: Pattern no w-481
Yarn group C
Width at the top: approx. 23 cm / 9''
Width at the bottom: approx. 31 cm / 12 1/4''
Height: approx. 28 cm / 11''

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
200 g color no 21, light mint green
50 g color no 16, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 16 dc = 10 cm / 4'' in width.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Replace first dc on every round with 3 ch. Finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

The bag is worked top down.
With light mint green ch 96 on hook size 4 mm / G/6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next ch 2, * ch 1, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1, skip 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 72 dc. Turn.
ROUND 2: READ CROCHET TIP! Work 3 dc in every ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 24 groups with 3 dc. Turn.
ROUND 3: Work 3 dc between every group with 3 dc. Turn.
ROUND 4-5: As 3rd round.
ROUND 6: Work as round 3 but between the last and first dc-group on round and between the 12th and 13th dc-group work as follows: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc. 2 dc-groups have been inc = 26 dc-groups.
ROUND 7-9: As 3rd round.
ROUND 10: Work as round 3 but between the last and first dc-group on round and between the 13th and 14th dc-group work as follows: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc. 2 dc-groups have been inc = 28 dc-groups.
ROUND 11: As 3rd round.
ROUND 12: Work 1 dc in every dc = 84 dc. Insert 2 markers in the piece, the first at beg of round and the second after 42 dc.
ROUND 13-26: Work 1 dc in every dc, AT THE SAME TIME on 14th, 17th, 20th and 23rd round work 2 dc in 1 dc on each side of markers (= 4 inc dc) = 100 dc.
Work bag tog in the bottom, from the inside, with sc through both layers.

Hold the bag so that bottom is away from you. Work with white on hook size 4 mm / G/6 as follows:
1 sc in first dc from bag's 1st round, * ch 4, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 4, skip 2 dc and 1 sl st in first sc.
Round 2: In every ch-space work as follows: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Fasten off.

Work a similar ruffle in the bag's 10th round (on next to last round with dc-groups).

With light mint green ch 7, turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each of the last 5 ch = 6 sc. Then work 1 sc in every sc back and forth and turn every row with 1 ch until handle measures 52 cm / 20½'', cut the yarn.

Fasten the handle in each side of bag. With white work a row with sc along each long side of handle and around the opening on bag.
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