The Alterations – A Clusterful Drawstring Bag

The unexpected Tall & Textured variation, completed in a soft ivory, is a bit taller than the original, sits just a bit wider and features a longer drawstring. What began as an attempt at a boho bag, ended as a perfect twist on a classic drawstring bag.

Tall & Textured Variation

Project Information:

  • Project Type: Drawstring Bag
  • Skill Level: Beginner – Easy
  • Circumference: 10 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1.5-2 hours

Materials Used:

  • Ivory: Premier Yarns Everyday (Weight 4)
  • Hook Size: G (4 mm)
  • Tapestry Needle of Choice
  • Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations:

  • Slst – slipstitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Cl st – cluster stitch
  • mCl st – modified cluster stitch
  • BLO – back loop only

A block of bright orange cluster stitches for beginners to utilize as a reference guide.

Notes:

  • Slipstitch (slst) does not count as a stitch throughout pattern.
  • Chain 1 (ch1) does not count as a stitch except when working round 12.
  • When working round 12, the modified cluster stitch utilizes the chain 3 as a double crochet. This is the only time you will work into the chain.
  • The pattern is written with US abbreviations.

Special Stitches:

A. Cluster Stitch:

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into chain 1 space
  2. Yarn over, pull up a loop. There are now 3 loops on hook.
  3. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops.
  4. Repeat 1-3 twice more.
  5. There are now 4 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

B. Modified Cluster Stitch

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into chain 1 space.
  2. Yarn over, pull up a loop. There are now 3 loops on hook.
  3. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops.
  4. Repeat 1-3 once more.
  5. There are now 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Begin with magic circle. Chain 1.

Round 1: 7 sc into magic circle; do not join with slst to top of first sc. Place marker. (7 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into first sc and in each sc around. Do not join; place marker. (14 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc into first sc. Ch2. * 2 sc into second sc from hook. Ch2. Repeat from * to end of round. Do not join; placer marker. (14 sc, 7 ch1 spaces)

Round 4: Sc into second sc from hook. Sc into next sc. {sc, ch 1, sc} into the ch2 space. * Sc in next two sc. {Sc, ch 1, sc} into the ch2 space. Sc in next two sc. Repeat from * to end of round. Do not join; place marker. (28 sc, 7 ch1 spaces)

Round 5: Hdc into first sc. Cl st into the ch1 space. Hdc in next sc. * Sc in next two sc. Hdc in next sc. Cl st into the ch1 space. Hdc in next sc. Sc in next two sc. Repeat from * to end of round. (14 sc, 14 hdc, 7 cl st)

Round 6: Hdc into first hdc and into each stitch around. Join with slst to top of first hdc. Remove marker (35 hdc)

Round 7: Ch1. BLO sc into first hdc and into each hdc around. Join with slst to top of first BLO sc. (35 BLO sc)

Rounds 8-9: Ch1. Sc into first hdc and into each hdc around. Join with slst to top of first sc. (35 sc)

Round 10: Ch1. Hdc into first sc and into each sc around. Join with slst to top of first hdc. (35 hdc)

Round 11: Ch1. BLO hdc into first hdc. Ch1. *BLO hdc in second hdc from hook. Ch1. Repeat from * to last hdc.  Join ch1 with slst to top of first hdc. (18 hdc, 18 ch1 spaces)

Round 12: Ch3. Cluster stitch into ch1 space. Ch1. * Cl st into ch1 space. Ch1. Repeat from * 14 times. mCl st into ch1. Join with slst to second chain of ch3. [This is the one time the chain 2 counts as a double crochet] (17 clusters, 1 modified cluster, 18 ch1 spaces)

Round 13: Ch1. BLO Hdc into first ch1 (not the ch1 space). Ch1. * BLO hdc into next ch1. Ch1. Repeat from * to last hdc. Join with slst to top of first hdc. (18 hdc, 18 ch1 spaces)

Rounds 14-15: Ch1. Sc into first hdc and into each stitch around. (36 sc)

Eyelet – Round 16: Ch1. BLO Sc into first sc. Ch2. * BLO sc into third sc from hook. Ch2. Repeat from * to last sc. Join with slst to top of first sc. 12 sc. 12 ch2 spaces)

Round 17: Ch1. Sc into second sc from hook and into each stitch around (not ch2 spaces). Join with slst to top of first sc. (35 sc)

Round 18: Ch1. Sc into first sc. {hdc, dc, hdc} into next sc. Sc into next sc. Slst into next sc. * Sc into next sc. {hdc, dc, hdc} into next sc. Sc into next sc. Slst into next sc. Repeat from * to end of round. Join with slst to top of first sc. (8 slst, 18 sc, 18 hdc, 9 dc)

Drawstring: Chain 155. Sc into second chain from hook and across. Weave in one end leaving other end with a long tail to join drawstring ends. (154 sc).

Assembly:

Weave your drawstring in and out of the eyelet round (round 15) until your two ends meet on one side. I Your drawstring should meet in one chain two space with both ends weaving out. Line drawstring ends up so they lay flush against each other lying flat. Join two ends together by sewing in long tail.

Finished!

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