Catherine Wheel Bag
Size: 8.5 in w X 10 in h
Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
Size H 8 hook
A: Turqua (rows 1, 10, 11, 20, 21)
B: Spring Green (rows 2, 3, 12, 13)
C: Shocking pink (rows 4, 5, 14, 15)
D: Dark Orchid (rows 6, 7, 16, 17)
E: Bright Yellow (rows 8, 9, 18, 19)
Special Abbreviation: CL (cluster) = work [yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops] over the number of sts indicated, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
Make base chain and work first row in color A, then work 2 rows in each color following the stripe pattern.
Body: (Make 2)
Row 1 (Wrong side): With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into next ch, *sk 3ch, 7dc into next ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 ch; rep from * to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over last 4 sts, sk tch, turn.
Row 3: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 3 dc into first st, *sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc, sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL; rep from * to end finishing with sk 3 ch, I sc into each of last 2 sc, sk tch, turn.
Row 4: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), sk first st, 1 CL over next 3 st, *ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, rep from* finishing with ch 3, 1 sc into next st, 1 sc into top of tch, turn.
Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 sc, *sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc; rep from * ending sk 3 ch, 4 dc into top of tch, turn.
Rep Rows 2-5 for 20 rows.
Row 21: sc evenly across the top to make a straight edge. Break off yarn.
Hide all ends
With right sides facing together, whipstitch along the sides and bottom to form bag. Turn right side out. Join A at any st and sc evenly around the opening, join with sl st, break off yarn.
Handle: With A, Ch for desired length (leave a long tail for sewing)
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last chain, turn work over and sc in the bottom of each ch across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, join with sl st to first sc. Break off yarn (leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew the handle to the inside of the bag. Hide any ends. Line bag with fabric if desired.