That said, you can use any yarn with suitable hook to make this gorgeous creation.
Skill level : Advanced
How to make an I-cord : A neat way to make an I-cord in this video by June at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/how-to-crochet-an-i-cord/
bpdc : Back Post Double Crochet
fpdc 2-tog : Front Post Double Crochet 2-together
You have one long strip made which will make up the two sides and bottom for the bag. We now will place markers to divide it into the 3 parts (2 sides + 1 bottom)
Our stitch count is in multiples of four.
Our “V”-sts here are done as a fpdc 2-tog that is worked over 2 sc’s (from the row one below.. ie in this case Row 1) and skipping 3 dcs in between (of Row 2).
This means that you say work the first ‘leg’ of the fpdc 2-tog in stitch 1, then you sk sts 2,3,4 and the 2nd ‘leg’ of the fpdc-2 tog is in this st.
A quick view of the link below for a ‘how-to” on the Front post double crochet 2-tog is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLD95Ku8Z-s
The fpdc 2-tog is in the row one row below, so you’re not only skipping stitches across to do your fpdc 2-tog, but also skipping a row.
Secondly, this fpdc 2-tog is a stitch, so you will sk the dc just behind the fpdc 2-tog(i.e the dc just after the 3 scs), and then sc in the next 3 dc.
The instructions below will get way too complicated if I write all this in, so remember this when you are reading the instructions of Rows 3 and 5.
sk next dc, sc in the next 3 sc ;
*(fpdc 2-tog over the same last sc from where you had your last fpdc 2-tog, and skipping 3 sc, the next sc in Row 1) ; sk next dc, sc in the next 3 sc* ;
rep from *to* till end. Turn
fdpc 2-tog over the same 1st fpdc and then skipping 3 dcs in the next sc of the previous row ;
*sc in the next 3 dc ; fpdc 2-tog over the last fpdc and then skipping 3 sc, next leg of fpdc 2-tog in the next sc of the previous row; sk next dc* ;
rep *to* til end. Turn
I tried both, but wanted a flat cord – so what I’ve done is make a long fsc chain of length desired, then turned and worked down both sides of the fsc with sc all through. At the end of the fsc chain, to get from one side to the other, I’ve done 1 ch, and then at the other end, of course, joined with a sl-st.
On top of this blog is are links for how to make a lovely rounded cord – so go ahead and see that video tutorial for that.
rep *to* 2 times ; 3 dc in the next dc ; dc in the next dc ;
rep *to* till end ending with 2 dc in last dc. Turn
rep *to* 2 times ;
(dc in the next dc ; 2 dc in the next dc ; dc in the next dc ; 2 dc in next dc) ; rep *to* till end. Turn.
rep *to* 3 times ;
(2 dc in the next 2 dc ; 3 dc in the next dc) ;
rep *to* till end. Turn.