Friday, October 4, 2013

Yoga Bag ~ Pt. 2: Finishing Off

Greetings =)
Hope you all had a great week ~ How is your yoga bag coming along? Got those hooks warmed up & ready to finish off your project? {Here's a link to Part 1 of the pattern for those who may have missed it}. We ended last week with fastening off at Rnd 36.

Top Band:
Rnd 37: Using Contrast Color B, repeat Rnd 24. Ss to top of beg-ch2. (95hdc)
Rnd 38: Ss around edge, ending with ss in last stitch beside ch-sp at beginning of rnd. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 39: Ch2 (counts as 1hdc). Work an extended hdc around edge by catching the hdc from Rnd 37 and ss from Rnd 38 into one hdc. Ss to top of beg-ch2. (96hdc)
Place a stitch marker at st #16, #32, #64 and #80 for quick reference of changes in next rnd.

Strap:
Rnd 40: Ch1. Sc in ea of next 16 st, ch1 at #16 marker, turn. 1sc in last 4 st of previous row. *Turn, Ch1, 4sc**.  Repeat from * to ** 56 times, ending with right side facing and ch-loop on left side of strap. 


Joining Strap:
Skip next 16 st. With right sides together, place hook through strap and hdc at #32 marker, yo, pull through band & strap chain loops, ch1.

                                     
 
 






















 


Working to secure strap, sc in next 28 st to #64 marker, ch1, turn. Sc in last 4 st of previous row. *Turn, ch1, 4sc**.  Repeat from * to ** 56 times, ending with right side facing and ch-loop on left side of strap.

Joining Strap:
Skip next 16 st. With right sides together, place hook through strap and hdc at #80 marker, yo, pull through band & strap chain loops, ch1.

Working to secure strap, sc (12) to end of rnd. Ss to beg-ch1. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  *This bag when created with cotton and acrylic yarn is machine washable in cool to warm with mild detergent. Hang or lay flat to dry.

Give yourself a pat on the back!! Put your hook down & your feet up with a cuppa... admire your handiwork =) Please feel free to post a photo, along with your variations or suggestions, in the comments below ~we'd love to see your hook work!!

May the yarn gods smile upon you & your projects... we'll see you next week...
...here, In The Parlour =)

*photos by SD Jackson, PixAppeal Photography & ccthompson