This heart shaped bag is perfect as a little girl's purse, gift bag for small items, and cosmetic bag for one's purse.

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HEARTS GIFT BAG
By Nancy Hearne

SIZE:  approx. 5" x 3"

MATERIALS: 
   1 ball (50 gr.) of DMC Cebelia Size 20 in White
  #10 Steel Crochet Hook

GAUGE:  15 sts & 5 rows = 1"

TECHNIQUE:
1.  Block (Bl) = dc + 2 dc
     A.  Starting Bl = ch 3 + 2 dc
     B.  Bl over a Bl = dc in 4 dc
     C.  Bl over a Sp = dc in dc, 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc
     D.  Bl over a Bar = 3-5 dc in Bar, dc in next st/dc
     E.  Bl Inc @ Beg of Row = ch 5, dc in 4th & 5th chs from hook, dc in next dc
     F.  Bl Inc @ End of Row = dc in top of turn ch 3 of previous row, (yo hook,
          insert hook in base of last st made, draw up lp, yo & through 1 lp, yo & through 2 lps
          twice) 3 times

2.  Space (Sp) = ch 2 + dc
     A.  Starting Sp = ch 5, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc
     B.  Sp over a Sp = ch 2, dc in next dc
     C.  Sp over a Bar = ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch/dc
3.  Lacet = ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc
4.  Bar = ch 5, sk 5 sts, dc in next st/dc

INSTRUCTIONS:

Lower part of Heart (Make 2):
Row 1:  Right Side: Ch 9.  Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in all chs across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 5, dc in 4th & 5th chs from hook, dc in next 6 dc, dc in top of turning ch 3 of
          
previous row, (yo hook, insert hook in base of last st made, draw up lp, yo & through 
              1 lp, yo & through 2 lps twice) 3 times.  Turn.

Row 3:  Bl Inc @ Beg of Row, Bl over a Bl, Lacet over 2 Bl, Bl over a Bl, Bl Inc @ End of Row. 
           Turn.

Rows 4-9:  Follow graph utilizing Techniques.  End off for 1st Heart.  Turn for 2nd
               Heart.

Row 10: Bl Inc @ Beg of Row, Bl over a Bl, Sp over a Bl,  7 Bar over 7 Lacet, Sp over a Bl, Bl
           
Inc @ End of Row, work 2nd Bl Inc @ End of Row with last dc as follows:   yo, insert
           
hook in base of dc just made, insert hook in first st of 1st heart (same row), yo &
            through 2 lps, (connects the 2
Hearts), finish 1st heart per graph ending with:  dc in
           
top of turn ch 3 of previous row, (yo hook, insert in base of last st made, draw up lp,
           
yo & through 1 lp, you & through 2 lps twice) twice, yo hook, insert in base of st just
            made, yo & through, insert hook in base of starting ch 5, yo & through 1 lp, yo &
           
through 2 lps, sl st in top of starting ch 5.  This closes the bag & the filet work will be
           
done in rounds.  Do not turn.

Rnd 11:  Right Side: Ch 3 (= dc) 2 Bl over 2 Bl, 9 Lacet, 2 Bl over 2 Bl, 9 Lacet, 2 Bl over 2 Bl,
            
joining with sl st to top of starting ch 3.  Do not turn.

Rnds 12-16: Continue working as established, joining as for Rnd 11. Do not turn.

Rnd 17:  Ch 5 (= starting sp), follow graph utilizing Techniques, join with sl st in 3rd ch of
           
starting ch 5. Do not turn.

Rnds 18-31:  Continue working as established joining as in Rnd 17.  Do not end off.

Edge:
Rnd 1:  R.S. Ch 4 (= dc + ch 1), (dc-ch 1) 3 times in same dc, *sc in next dc, (dc-ch 1) 4
         
times -dc in next dc, repeat from * around joining with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4.

Rnd 2:  *(ch 3-sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3-sc in next dc) 4 times, sl st in next sc, sc in next dc,
             repeat from * around joining with sl st in starting sl st.  End off.

Lower Edge:    
Row 1:  R.S.  Working through both hearts, sc evenly lower edges together (this closes the
          
base of the bag.    Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 4 (= dc + ch 1), (dc-ch 1) 3 times in same sc, *skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk 2
           
sc, (dc-ch 1) 5 times in next sc, repeat from * across.  Turn.

Row 3:  *(ch 3-sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3-sc in next dc) 3 times, ch 3-sc in next ch 1 sp, sl st in
           sc, sc in next dc, repeat from * across.  End off.

Ties:  Make 2:  Ch to 24" (or desired length), sl st in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across.
         End off.  Thread ties through Row 30.  Overhand tie ends together.

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