The Alterations – A Clusterful Drawstring Bag

Dainty Variation:

Required Materials:

  • Small amount of light weight (2 or lower) yarn of choice
  • F size hook or smaller
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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.

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.

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: 6 sc into magic circle; do not join with slst to top of first sc. Place marker. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into first sc and into each sc around. Do not join; place marker. (12 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc into first sc, 1 sc into second sc. * 2 sc into next stitch. 1 sc into next stitch. Repeat from * to last sc. Do not join; place marker. (18 sc)

Rounds 4-5: 2 sc into first sc, 1 sc into next two sc. * 2 sc into next stitch. 1 sc into next two sc. Repeat from * to last sc. Do not join; place marker. (24 sc, 32 sc)

Rounds 6-8: 1 sc into first sc and into each sc around. Do not join; place marker. (32 sc)

Rounds 9-12: 1 sc into first sc and into each sc around. Join with slst to top of first sc; remove marker. (32 sc)

Round 13: Ch1. Hdc into first sc and into each sc around. Join with slst to top of first hdc. (32 hdc)

Round 14: Ch1. Hdc into first hdc. Ch1. *Hdc in second hdc from hook. Ch1. Repeat from * to last hdc. Join with slst to top of first hdc. (16 hdc, 16 ch1 spaces)

Round 15: 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] (15 clusters, 1 modified cluster, 16 ch1 spaces)

Round 16: Ch 1. Hdc into first ch1 space. Ch1. * Hdc into next ch1 space. Ch1. Repeat from * to last hdc. Join with slst to top of first hdc. (16 hdc, 16 ch1 spaces)

Round 17: Ch 1. Sc into first hdc and into each stitch around.

Eyelet – Round 18: Ch1. Sc into first sc. Ch2. * Sc into third sc from hook. Ch2. Repeat from * to last sc. Join with slst to top of first sc. (11 sc. 11 ch2 spaces)

Round 19: Ch1. Sc into first sc and into each stitch around. Join with slst to top of first sc. (32 sc)

Optional – Round 20: Slst into each sc around. Join with slst to first slst.

Drawstring: Chain 63. Slst into second chain from hook and across.

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