This free sparkling sailor bag pattern was originally published by Coats and Clark’s in 1955 in Hats and Bags, Book No. 310.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage bag pattern to crochet this classic sparkling sailor bag. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted bag pattern.
Crochet Bag/Purse Pattern:
Sparkling Sailor Bag Pattern
Coats & Clark’s O.N.T “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton, Art. C.44: 6 balls of No. 76-A Aqua; and
J & P Coats “Knit-Cro-Sheen” Metallic, Art A. 64: 6 balls of No. M.76 Robinette.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook: No. 2/0 (double zero)
1/4 yard felt for lining bag
1 1/2 yards of aqua gros-grain ribbon, 1 inch wide
5 packages of Walco gold drop beads, Style No. 7368
5 packages of oblong gold beads, Style No. 7336
5 packages of small gold beads, Style No. 7303
1 yard of cable cord
1 cuff link
Use one strand each of “Speed-Cro-Sheen” and “Knit-Cro-Sheen” Metallic together throughout.
Gauge: 5 sc make 1 inch; 5 rnds or rows make 1 inch.
There is also a pattern for a matching hat. The ‘required materials’ are what is required to make BOTH the bag and the matching hat.
The Bag – Bottom
Starting at center, make a chain 4 inches long.
1st Rnd – 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch: working along opposite side of starting chain, sc in each remaining ch.
2nd Rnd – 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to within next 3-sc group, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each remaining sc.
3rd Rnd – Sc in each sc, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group at corners. Continue working in this manner until piece measures 4 x 8 inches.
The Side Piece
1st Rnd – Picking up back loop only, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd to 15th Rnds – Working through both loops, sc in each sc around. Join.
16th Rnd – Drawing loop on hook out to measure 1/2 inch, thread over and draw through loop on hook, ch 1 to faster, insert hook in same place as sl st was made, * thread over and draw loop up to height of last st made, skip next sc, insert hook in next sc, thread over and draw loop up to same height, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (long group st made), insert hook in same place as last st was made. Repeat from * around (do not ch 1 to fasten on last group st). Join with sl st to top of first loop (back of bag).
17th Rnd – Draw loop on hook out to measure 1/2 inch, thread over and draw through loop on hook, ch 1 to fasten, insert hook in same place as sl st, * thread over and draw loop up to height of st in work, insert hook in top of next long group st, thread over and draw loop up to heigh of st in work, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten, insert hook in same place as last long st. Repeat from * around. Join as before. Repeat last rnd until piece measures 7 inches from last rnd of sc on side piece. Break off.
Starting at center, make a chain 3 inches long.
1st Row – Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch: working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each remaingin ch. Ch 1, turn.
2nd Row – Sc in each sc, increasing 3 sc at rounded end.
3rd Row – Mark center sc at rounded end, sc in each sc to within 2 sc of center sc, ch 5, skip 5 sc (for buttonhole), sc in each remaining sc. Ch 1, turn.
4th Row – Sc in each sc and in each ch, increasing 3 sc evenly at rounded end. Repeat 2nd row until flap measures 5 inches long. Break off.
With a pin mark the center back of bag. Sew flap in place, being sure center of flap meets center back. Line bag and flap with felt, inserting cardboard at bottom and sides up to 15th rnd. Place a pin one ince from both sides of flap, mark center front of bag. Place a pin to correspond with each pin at sides of flap.
The Handle (Make 2)
Starting at one end, ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st Rnd – Sc in each ch around.
2nd Rnd – Sc in each sc around. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 12 inches long. Break off.
Draw cable cord through handles and sew in place at markers, forming a pleat on each side. Draw cuff link through bag to correspond with buttonhole. Trim bag with remaining beads.
You have now finished crocheting the sparkling sailor bag!
This free sparkling sailor bag pattern was originally published by Coats and Clark’s in 1955 in Hats & Bags, Book No. 310
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