Mineral Springs Cosmetic Bag

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Simple stitches create a textured fabric that keeps toiletries and cosmetics stylishly contained in this one-skein project. Zipper closure ensures everything stays in one spot.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 9.5” / [24 cm] x 5.75” / [14.5 cm]

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows =4” [10cm] in pattern stitch

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sunseeker (48% Acrylic, 47% cotton, 5% Metallic; 237 yards [217 meters]/100 grams): 04 Silver (1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 9” zipper, sewing needle and thread

Abbreviations

Ch chain

St(s) stitch(es)

Sc Single Crochet

Dc Double Crochet

Sl st Slip stitch

Pattern Notes

Project is worked flat in two pieces. The Zipper is attached and then the pieces seamed.

Pattern

Sides (make 2)

Ch 25.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch; rep from * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), dc in first st, * skip next st, (sc, dc) in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-38: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Assembly

With sewing needle and coordinating thread, sew one long side of each piece to one side of zipper.

With crochet hook and yarn, beginning at the bottom corner and working along short side towards zipper, join yarn and seam using 23 sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat for other short side.

With crochet hook and yarn, beginning at the bottom corner and working along long side, join yarn and seam using 40 sc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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