B2 needed a reading tote for her cubby in school, and I still got plenty of yarn to play with. So I made this for her based on my Bag Organizer Insert.
|Got the idea from this paper bag.|
|Monster Ball! 1st time I've seen such a huge ball of yarn! Picked it up on clearance $8 at AC Moore.|
With Color A
Rnd 2 - Rnd 8
Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), (sk 1, 2 dc in next st) repeat to 2nd last st, sk 1, 1 dc in the st where ch-3 is. Join to top of ch-3 (108 sts). You''ll have 54 V-st cluster.
|1) Bring Color A yarn forward, over the top and behind hook.|
|2) With Color B, proceed to work a ch, repeat step 1), ch, repeat 1), ch. (ch 3 made). Drop Color A, and continue working V-St Row|
Sl St around top of bag with Color A. Fasten off.
With Color B, sl st on all 4 side edges of bag.
Note: I did not fasten of Color B after the last V-St Row. Instead I leave a really long tail by taking the yarn around the side edges 2x, then cut off the yarn. Sl st down, "carry" the yarn across to the other edge by using a needle, and thread through the inside of bag to hide the yarn. Refer to Diagram 1.
I really dislike fastening off and joining new yarn especially for short distance. I would avoid it if I can :)
Note: Leave a long tail at beginning & end of straps for sewing.
Ch 160, dc in all ch, ch 2, dc on opposite of ch, ch 2, join to 1st dc. Fasten off. Leaving a long tail (about twice the height of your bag) for sewing.