Victorian Twine Bag

Directions for this handy Twine Bag were published in 1895. Since it could be either knitted or crocheted, it was a popular project for many Victorian women. Young girls would also find this bag easy enough to make and would give them as Christmas or birthday gifts. The following article is as it was published in Brainerd & Armstrong’s Art Needlework book.

Twine Bag

So many stitches both in crochet and knitting can be used for this useful little article, that nearly everybody can make one to suit their own fancy. The one illustrated is made in alternate blocks of blue and gold. One of the prettiest we have noticed, is formed of very small crochet rings, done with “Brainerd & Armstrong’s” purse silk, black, finished with crimson ribbons and filled with a ball of crimson cord. An open work stitch with the twine some contrasting color is quite ornamental.

Victorian Twine Bag
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For such a one the following stitch proves satisfactory. Make a chain 9 inches long, work * 3 t. c. into the 5th stitch of ch., ch. 3, 1 t. c., into same stitch as 3 t. c., skip 2 in ch. and repeat from *. Join. 2d row. Ch. 3, * 3 t. c., ch. 3, 1 t. c. into ch. of 3 in first row, repeat from *. All the rows are now made the same as the second.

The bag should be 4½ long, and finished with ribbon and scissors. (See illustration.)

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