It is sold for 138.00. I knew I could get a similar look for a lot cheaper. I had some Red heart: Lustersheen lying around and I thought the colors would work for what I was wanting. Now I have come to find out that these colors are discontinued, but they have other great colors to choose from. Also you could substitute any fingering size yarn for this project. I used stuff that I already had so this bag was free for me.
copy cat stripped bag
Yarn: Red heart: Lustersheen I used one ball for each color
Hook: E/ 4-3.50mm
Notions: embroidery needle, thread, straight pins, handles, fabric.
Size:12 in by 10 in
Gauge: 11 hdc = 2 in, 4 rows = 1 in
Front and back panel
Row 1: Ch 113, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across for 112 hdc
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), turn, hdc in each ch across
Repeat row 2 for 20 more rows. Switch colors at row 6, 10, 14, 18.
Side panel (make 2)
Note: Row 1 starts the bottom of the side panel.
Row 1: Ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across for 30 hdc
Row 2: Ch 1(does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, hdc in next 14 hdc, 2 hdc in the next two hdc, hdc in the last 14 hdc. 32 hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 15 hdc, 2 hdc in the next two hdc, hdc in the last 15 hdc. 34 hdc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 16 hdc, 2 hdc in the next 2 hdc, hdc in the last 16 hdc. 36 hdc
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each of the 36 hdc
Repeat row 5 for 36 more rows for a total of 40 rows. Change colors every 4 rows.
Assembly of the bag
Take 1 side panel and fold it in half so the bottom is folded in half. wip stitch the bottom so that there are 15 hdc touching 15 hdc. Repeat this with the second side.
Then wip stitch the side panels with the front and back panel. It may help to pin the pieces together so that they will meet up evenly together at the end.
Add lining and handles to the bag.