Sunday, August 21, 2011

Catherine Wheel Bag

Catherine Wheel Bag

Size: 8.5 in w X 10 in h

Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)

Size H 8 hook

A: Turqua (rows 1, 10, 11, 20, 21)

B: Spring Green (rows 2, 3, 12, 13)

C: Shocking pink (rows 4, 5, 14, 15)

D: Dark Orchid (rows 6, 7, 16, 17)

E: Bright Yellow (rows 8, 9, 18, 19)

Special Abbreviation: CL (cluster) = work [yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops] over the number of sts indicated, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Make base chain and work first row in color A, then work 2 rows in each color following the stripe pattern.

Body: (Make 2)

Chain 37

Row 1 (Wrong side): With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into next ch, *sk 3ch, 7dc into next ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 ch; rep from * to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: ch1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over last 4 sts, sk tch, turn.

Row 3: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 3 dc into first st, *sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc, sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL; rep from * to end finishing with sk 3 ch, I sc into each of last 2 sc, sk tch, turn.

Row 4: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), sk first st, 1 CL over next 3 st, *ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, rep from* finishing with ch 3, 1 sc into next st, 1 sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 sc, *sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc; rep from * ending sk 3 ch, 4 dc into top of tch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 for 20 rows.

Row 21: sc evenly across the top to make a straight edge. Break off yarn.

Hide all ends

With right sides facing together, whipstitch along the sides and bottom to form bag. Turn right side out. Join A at any st and sc evenly around the opening, join with sl st, break off yarn.


Handle: With A, Ch for desired length (leave a long tail for sewing)

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last chain, turn work over and sc in the bottom of each ch across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, join with sl st to first sc. Break off yarn (leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the handle to the inside of the bag. Hide any ends. Line bag with fabric if desired.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. it's not at all easy to find clear written instructions for the Catherine Wheel stitch and yours are great! I've made two shawls using your pattern as a starting point and will post a link to you when I post about them in the next day or two. Elizabeth x

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