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Tunisian Drawstring Bag

Image of Tunisian Drawstring Bag Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This drawstring bag is just the right size to hold small items like a pouch of tissues, lipstick, credit cards and a few other small essentials you may want to have with you when you go out and you do not want to carry a big bulky purse. It is also just the right size to hold a deck of cards and a note pad which you can use away from home if you are into playing cards for fun.
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Materials Needed
Small amount pink simply soft acrylic yarn
Size G aluminum afghan hook
Size G aluminum crochet hook.
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Thickness: 2mm
Gauge: 10 afghan stitches per 2"
Finished Size: 4½"x6"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
With afghan hook
ROW 1: Ch22. 1st half Pick up a loop in each ch across. 2nd half Ch1. *Pull loop through 2lps on hook. Rep from * back to beginning.

ROW 2-42: 1st half Pull up a loop in each vertical bar across. 2nd half. Ch1. *Pull loop through 2lps on hook. Rep from * back to beginning. At the end of row 42. Fasten off.

Fold piece in half width wise so the right sides are facing each other. Using an overhand stitch, sew each the sides together to form a bag. Leave the top open. Turn inside out.

Casing. (with size G hook)
RND 1: Join yarn in top right corner on the side facing you. (Not on the seam but the first stitch next to the seam.) Ch1. Sc in each st around. Be sure to work 1 stitch on each seam. Join round with slst to ch1. You should have an even number of stitches around. (42)

RND 2: Ch5. *Sk next sc. Dc in next sc. Ch1. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch1. Sc in next ch1 sp. *Sc in next dc. Sc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off. Weave all ends into inside of work.

Strings: Make 2. Ch60. Weave through casing.

Design written on Thursday, April 19, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc p125006

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This crochet pattern is for personal use only and is not to be resold.