The Princess Louise crocheted bag design which follows is yet another popular design beloved by Victorian ladies. The finished result looks simple but elegant, making this pattern useful for an every day bag or for any costume that needs a special bag to complement it.
Princess Louise Crocheted Bag Design
Materials required: Two balls Pearl Crochet Cotton, Size 3; 1 Crochet Hook, No.3.
Abbreviations used: ch. — Chain; s. c. — Single Crochet; d. c. — Double Crochet; * repeat to *. If a smaller bag is desired use Crochet Silk or Pearl Crochet Cotton, No.5.
Instructions for Crocheted Bag Design
Chain 10 and join in a ring. Chain 3, to count as 1 d. c., then make 23 mored. c. in the ring and join.
Second round — Chain 6, * 1 d. c. in second ch. of preceding round. Ch. 3 andrepeat from * all around. Join, forming 12 spaces.
Third round — Make 12 spokes, as follows: * ch. 15, d. c. in the fourth ch.,make 11 more d. c. on the chain, catch with a slip stitch to the next d. c. of secondround and repeat from * all around. Make 12 more spokes, in same way, catchingthem in the ch. 3 of second round, thus making these spokes back of the first roundof spokes. Fasten off.
Fourth round — *One s. c. in front spoke, ch. 5, 1 s. c. in next back spoke, ch. 3and repeat from * all around.
Fifth round — Slip stitch to center of next space, ch. 3, to count as 1 d. c., 2 mored. c. in same space, * ch. 3, 3 d. c. in next space and repeat from * four times, ch. 3, 1extra group of 3 d. c. in same space to form a corner; then make six more groups ofd. c. as before, widen for second corner and continue in same way all around, makingfour corners and join.
Sixth round — Slip stitch back into space after corner, then * ch. 7, 1 s. c. insecond ch. to form a picot, ch. 8, 1 s. c. in third ch. to form second picot, ch. 2, thusforming one set of picots, 1 s. c. in next space and repeat from * all around, wideningby putting an extra set of picots in each corner.
Seventh round — Chain 2, 1 s. c. in center between picots of preceding rounds,then proceed as for sixth round. Fasten off at the end of eighth round.
Eighth round — Fasten thread in corner picot, ch. 6, 1 d. c. in same space, * ch.4, 1 d. c., ch. 3, 1 d. c. all in the center of next picot and repeat from * all around,not widening at the corners.
Ninth round — A group of 3 d. c. in each space of preceding round, chaining 1between each group. Widen for corners as was done in fifth round. This completesone side of the bag. Make second side in same manner.
Join the two sides by putting 1 s. c. through first space of both sides, * ch. 5, 1s. c. in second ch. to form picot, ch. 1, 1 s. c. through next spaces and repeat from* all around, putting an extra picot in each corner.
Border for Crocheted Bag Design
One s. c. in space, * ch. 4,1 s. c. in next space and repeat from *. Make roundof beading, as follows: *Two treble crochet stitches in space, ch. and repeat from * all around.
Fourth round — One s. c. in space, * ch. 5, 1 s. c. in next space and repeat from* all around.
Final round — Same as the joining round.
Discs for Crocheted Bag Design
Chain 4 and join in a ring. 8 s. c. in the ring. Do not join.
Second round — Two s. c. in each stitch taken through the double thread.
Third round — * ch. 3, 1 s. c. in each of the next 2 stitches and repeat from *.On four discs ch. 10and fasten off. On 2 more discs, ch. 13and fasten off.
Slip Balls for Crocheted Bag Design
Chain 6 and join in a ring, 12 s. c. in the ring.
Second round — Two s. c. in each stitch. Make 6 more rounds of 24 s. c.followed by 2 rounds, skipping every third stitch. Fasten off but leave a long end ofthread. Slip ball on cord and, after running the end of cord through the beadingand fastening it firmly, fasten 3 discs on the joining, then slip ball over the joining,fill with cotton and draw up with the thread left. Run the second cord throughthe other beading and proceed as before, working from the other side of the bag tomake the cords draw properly.
Line the bag with a pretty pink, blue, or any other color silk or pongee.