'Cable Stripe' Carryall Pattern
Free Vintage Crochet Bag Pattern

This free 'Cable Stripe' Carryall pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla's Crochet Creations for Home Decorations.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage bag pattern to crochet this classic striped purse. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted bag pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Bag:
Crocheting a Striped Purse

Vintage 'Cable Stripe' Crochet Bag


REQUIRED MATERIALS

Bucilla Wonder-Knit, Article 3777: 5 skeins Main Color (A)
1 skein Dark Tone (B)
1 skein Light Tone (C)
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 0

NOTE(s)

Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch 3 dc and 3 sc rows = 2 inches

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Half (Make 2)

With A ch 75 for lower edge.

Row 1 - Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch; (74 sts in row).

Row 2 - Ch 3, turn, skip first slip st, 1 dc in both loops of each of next 9 slip sts, * 1 dc in top loop of each of next 6 slip sts (thus leaving 6 free loops), 1 dc in both loops of each of next 10 slip sts; rpt from * 3 times; (74 dc in row, including ch 3).

Row 3 (right side) - Ch 1, turn, lay a strand each of B and C on top of work, working over B and C, 1 sc in each of first 10 dc, * working off last sc with B (thus changing to B; keep yarn not in use on wrong side of work), with B 1 tr (yo twice) in each of first 3 free loops below, working off last 2 loops of last tr with C, with C 1 tr in each of next 3 free loops below, working off last 2 loops of last tr with A (a Cable Stripe), always skip 6 dc behind Cable Stripe, with A, working over B and C, 1 sc in each of next 10 dc; rpt from * 3 times (last sc is worked in turning ch); at end, cut off B and C; (4 Cable Stripes in row).

Row 4 - Ch 3, turn, skip first sc, 1 dc in each of next 9 sc, * 1 dc in front loop of each of 6 sts of Cable Stripe (thus leaving 6 back loops of B and C free), 1 dc in each of next 10 sc; rpt from * 3 times; (74 dc in row).

Row 5 - Ch 1, turn, working as before over B and C, 1 sc in each of first 10 dc, * working off last sc with C, skip 3 free B loops below, with C 1 long tr (yo 3 times) in each of next 3 free C loops, working off last 2 loops of last long tr with B, with B 1 long tr in first and each of next 2 free B loops just skipped, working off last 2 loops of last long tr with A (thus crossing Cable Stripe), working over B and C, 1 sc in each of next 10 dc; rpt from * 3 times; at end, cut off B and C.

Row 6 - Rpt row 4.

Row 7 - Rpt row 3, only change first to C then to B.

Row 8 - Rpt row 4.

Row 9 - Rpt row 5, only change first to B then to C.

Row 10 - Rpt row 4.

Row 11 - Rpt row 3.

Rpt last 8 rows until 31 rows from beginning.

Row 32 - Ch 3, turn, skip first st, 1 dc in each remaining st.

Row 33 - Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first st, work 1 dec. as follows: draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, yo, thru all 3 loops on hook (1 dee.), * 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, work 1 dec; rpt from * 13 times, 1 sc in last st; (59 sc in row).

Rpt row 32.

Row 35 - Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across.

Rpt last 2 rows once. Ch 1, working down side edge of work, 2 sc at end of each dc row and 1 sc at end of each sc row, fasten off; work other side edge to match.

Crocheting the Gusset

With A ch 10, 1 dc in 4th eh from hook, 1 dc in each of last 6 chs.

Row 2 - Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across; (8 sc in row).

Row 3 - Ch 3, turn, skip first st, 1 dc in each remaining st.

Rpt last 2 rows to row 99, then ch 1, 2 sc in end of each dc row and 1 sc in end of each sc row to corner, 3 sc in corner, 1 se in each st across, 3 sc in corner; continue around, join with slip st in first sc, fasten off.

Crocheting the Handles

With B ch 5, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in last ch.

Rpt row 3 of Gusset 35 times, fasten off (1 Stripe).

With B make 1 more Stripe. Make 2 Stripes with C, 2 Stripes with A.

Finishing this Vintage Bag

From wrong side (starting and ending at row 23 of Half), with A sew Gusset in place with an over hand st between 2 Halves taking up top loop of sts only. Fold last 6 rows of each Half over dowel, sew to wrong side firmly.

To finish Handle: - twist a flat cable of 1 Strip each of B and C, tacking twists firmly, line cable with Stripe A. Sew ends of Handle to inside of Bag at first and last Cable.

This free 'Cable Stripe' Carryall pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla's Crochet Creations for Home Decorations.


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