Melrose Market Bag by Janine Myska

Melrose Market Bag

July 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
0 repeats = 4 inches
in For swatch, ch 32. Follow instructions from Rows 1-8. Fasten off, block aggressively. Blocked swatch should measures approximately 8" (20 cm) wide and 4" (10 cm) in height.
5.0 mm (H)
425 yards (389 m)
One Size
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The Melrose Market Bag is made from one lacy panel that uses several rows of rapid decreases to convert a rectangle into a pouch. This simple 6-row repeat works up quickly and uses a small amount of yarn – perfect for gifting or selling at craft shows!

Worsted—Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Ecru

  • 100% Mercerized Cotton
  • 186 yds (170 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
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Yardage: 3 skeins or 425 yds (389 m)

If substituting 24/7 Cotton, choose any similar, category #4 worsted weight cotton yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Hook: Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 5 locking stitch markers

Finished panel before seaming measures approximately 16” (41 cm) in width and 35” (89 cm) in length.

Written in U.S. Crochet terms

BOR: beginning of round
ch: chain
dtr: double treble – yarn over 3 times, insert hook into designated stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops.
rep: repeat
rnd: round
sc: single crochet
sc2togBLO: single crochet 2 stitches together in the back loops only
scBLO: single crochet in the back loop only
st(s): stitch(es)
V-st: V-stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in designated st