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Pony Bead Bag

Image of Pony Bead Bag Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This drawstring bag is easy to make and uses a CD for the bottom. You can use any color combination of beads and cotton yarn you would like.
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Materials Needed
360 6x9 mm Pony beads Your choice of colors
Worsted weight cotton yarn in any color 6 oz.
Size F 5 or 3.75mm aluminum crochet hook
Used CD
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 5dc = 1"
Finished Size: 8" x 8"
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate

Special Stitch: Beaded Double Crochet (Bdc, bdc): Yo, insert hook in stitch indicated. Yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, pull up a bead, yo, pull through last 2 lps on hook working the bead into the back of the stitch.

Instructions
Circle 1: Do not string on beads yet.
RND 1: Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, 11 dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. 2 dc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (24dc.)

RND 3: Ch3. 2dc in next st. *Dc in next st. 2 dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/sls to top of ch3. (36dc)

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in next st. 2dc in next st. *Dc in each of the next 2 sts. 2dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join wslst to top of ch3. (48dc)

RND 5: Ch3. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. 2dc in next dc. *Dc in each of the next 3 dc. 2dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (60dc)

RND 6: Ch1. Sc in each dc around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Set this circle aside.

Circle 2 & rest of bag: String on all 360 beads on now.
RND 1-6: Repeat as for Circle 1 but do not fasten off.

RND 7: Join circle 1 to circle 2 with a sc in each stitch around working through both layers. Be sure to slip the CD into the circles before closing. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND 8: Ch3. Bdc in next st. *Dc in next st. Bdc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 9: Ch2, pull up a bead, ch1. Dc in next st. *Bdc in next st. Dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to beaded chain.

RND 10-20: Repeat RNDs 8 & 9 consecutively.

RND 21: Ch4. Sk next st. Dc in next st. Ch1. Sk next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 22: Ch1. Sc in next ch1 sp. *Sc in next dc. Sc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Drawstrings
Make 2 the same
Ch70. Fasten off. Weave each chain through RND 21 each going in opposite directions. Tie ends together. Attach a bead to each drawstring.

Design written on Monday, June 12, 2006. Copyright ©2006 By Julie A. Bolduc p125024

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