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Rippled Cosmetic Bag

Image of Rippled Cosmetic Bag Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This rippled cosmetic bag if fun and fast to make. It can be used for more than just cosmetics and can be made with more than just cotton yarn. This is my first attempt at trying to design something with a ripple design.
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Materials Needed:
1 ball cotton worsted weight yarn
Size H or 8 aluminum crochet hook.
1 yard 3/8" wide satin ribbon of desired color

Gauge: 4sc=1"
Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Finished Size: 6"x5"
Skill Level: Beginner

Image of bottom of Ripple Cosmetic Bag

Instructions
RND 1: Leaving an 18" end (this will be used to sew up the bottom), ch66. Join w/slst to first ch to form big ring!

RND 2: Ch1, *sc in each of the next 4 chs. 3sc in next ch. Sc in each of the next 4 chs. Sk next 2 chs. Rep from * around. When you get to the end, it may look like you have 3 or 4 sts left. That is ok. What you have is the last two sts un done, then the joining slst and the ch1. So what you want to do is sk2 chs, then the slst and the ch1 and then slst in the first sc. This is the way it will be from here throughout.

RND 3: Ch1. *Sc in each of the next 4 sc. 3sc in next sc (which is actually the 2nd sc in the stitch that you did 3 sc in on the previous rnd). Sc in each of the next 4 sc. Sk next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 4-19: Rep RND 3. At the end of rnd 19, fasten off and weave the finishing all end into work.

Use the starting end to sew up the bottom closed.
Sew up the bottom closed using an over ahand stitch. Line up one point to the next point wrong sides facing and sew closed. You will need to weave yarn back to the point to sew up each point to the next one. Geeze I hope you undersand this. Once you have all of the edges sewn up, you will end up with a hole that may be big enough to put your finger through. Weave the yarn around this hole to draw it up so that the hole is smaller but do not make it so small that the bottom starts to pucker. You will covering it with the base.

Base Circle
RND 1: Ch2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 2: Ch1, work 2 sc in each of the 6 sts around. Join.

RND 3: Ch1. *Sc in next st. 2sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join.

RND 4: Ch1. *Sc in each of the next 2 sts. 2sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join. Fasten off leaving along end about 18" Sew the base to the bottom covering the hole in the center.

Here is a tip: Place the bag over a canning jar bottom to give yourself a firm surface to work on. I did this and it worked great!

Design written on Tuesday, February 23, 1999. Copyright ©1999 by Julie A. Bolduc f125003

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