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Crochet DROPS bag in ”Bomull-Lin” with flounces in ”Cotton Viscose”.

DROPS design: Pattern no L-095
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Measurements:
Diameter: approx 22 cm / 8 3/4''

Materials: DROPS BOMULL-LIN from Garnstudio
100 g color no 03, off-white mix
And use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 02, off-white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 2.5 mm/US C/2 – or size needed to get 20 dc x 10 rows with Bomull-Lin = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: bags, circle, flounce,

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BAG:
Crochet 2 similar circles in the round. Crochet flounces on one circle and then crochet the 2 circles tog.

CIRCLE:
Ch 6 with hook size 2.5 mm/C2 with Bomull-Lin and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Ch 3 (= 1 dc), 11 dc in ring and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc.
ROUND 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from previous round, 2 dc in each of the next 11 dc and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 24 dc.
ROUND 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from previous round, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc in the last dc and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 36 dc.
ROUND 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from previous round, * 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 48 dc.
ROUND 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in first dc, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 dc in next dc, 1 st in the last dc and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 60 dc.
ROUND 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from previous round, * 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc * repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc in each of the last 4 dc and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 72 dc.
Repeat ROUND 5 and 6 but with 1 more dc between each inc for each new round. NOTE! When repeating ROUND 5 also crochet 1 more dc at beg of round before crochet 2 dc in 1 dc the first time.
Continue until there are a total of 11 rounds. Cut and fasten thread.

Crochet 1 more circle in the same way.

FLOUNCES:
Crochet from RS with Cotton Viscose. Beg ROUND 1 (= 12 dc) in the centre of circle. Keep the thread on the RS of piece.
ROUND 1: Crochet 1 sc in first dc on round-1 on circle, then * ch 1, 1 sc in next dc on round-1 on circle *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1 and 1 sl st in first sc.
ROUND 2: Ch 4 (= 1 tr), 2 tr in first sc, then * 3 tr in next ch, 3 tr in next sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 tr in the last ch and 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.
Cut and fasten thread. Pull the thread-end from beg of round through the piece to WS and fasten. Crochet in the same way on ROUND 4, 7 and 10 on circle.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the 2 circles on top of each other with RS out. Crochet them tog with 1 sc in each dc along the edge through both layers with Bomull-Lin. Leave an opening of approx 15 cm / 6''.
Now continue on front piece of bag only (the circle with flounces). Crochet 1 sl st in each dc on the 15 cm / 6'' opening and finish with 1 sl st in first sc on round. Now crochet a ch-chain measuring 100 cm / 39 3/8'', finish with 1 sl st in the last sc before the row of sl sts (i.e. the other side of the opening on front piece).
Now continue on back piece only. Crochet 1 sl st in each dc on the 15 cm / 6'' opening and finish with 1 sl st in sc before the ch-chain. Now crochet 1 sc in each ch and finish with 1 sl st in sc before the opening. Now crochet a ch-chain measuring 100 cm / 39 3/8'' and finish with 1 sl st at the other side of opening.
Turn piece and crochet 1 sc in each ch and finish with 1 sl st in sc before the ch-chain.
Cut and fasten thread.

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