DIAMOND POTLI BAG
We will start our little potli bag from the base and work up to the top – so no drama here.. let’s just start with this cute lil’ bag.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc. Pull lightly to close the magic circle.
Remember though that I am writing this pattern for working with hdc, so if you decide to use any other stitch, you will need to work as many rounds as needed for your project accordingly.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*.
*hdc in the next 2 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc*.
MC is the Main Colour, and CC is the Contrast Color.
Round 1 : (Using MC) : dc in the 1st 5 hdc ;
ch 2, sk next 2 hdc, dc in the next 5 hdc* ;
[ch 3, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp ;
dc over the next Special trc 2-tog ; 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp] ;
Border Round : For the border, I've worked a slightly different pattern. I have worked a 'shell' over each 5-dc set and Special trc 2-tog.
The shell stitch I've used is (3 dc ; picot, 3 dc) all in the same stitch or ch-sp
The picot I've used is a ch-3 picot which is (ch 3, sl-st into the 3rd ch from hk)
For this border pattern, sc in the 1st dc (of the 5-dc set) ;
*sk the next dc, Shell st in the next dc ; sk the next dc, sc in the next dc ; Shell st on top of the next Special trc 2-tog ; sc in the next dc* ; rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Neat tweak : To increase the length of your flower petals along this border, play with the lengths of stitches.. so if you want a longer petal, work your shell using trc instead of dc.
Bling it up just a bit more by adding a few beads (instead of the picot) in the middle of each shell and watch it sparkle as you swing it along.
Go ahead and have fun.