Cow Plastic Bag Holder
Designed by Sandy Gerhart
Copyright 2004

Cow bag holder


Materials:

1 skein Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn – white
35 yards Red Heart worsted weight yarn – black
Size G crochet hook
1 cow air freshener body
1 elastic hair band

Cut 7 pieces of black worsted, each 5 yards long.

Notes:
When changing colors, work over white while crocheting with black, but DO NOT work over black, just drop black. It will be picked up again on the next row.
To change colors, work last dc of a color as follows: yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, drop color and attach next color, finishing stitch with new color.

Rnd 1. Join yarn to elastic band,  work 25 sc around band, join to first sc. (25)
Rnd 2. Ch 2, dc in ea sc around, join to top of ch 2. (25)
Rnd 3. Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in ea dc around, join (50)
Rnd 4. Ch 2, dc in each st around, join (50)
Rnd 5. Ch 2, dc in next 7 dc, attach one piece of pre-cut black in 7th dc, do not cut white. Working over white, dc with black in next 5 dc, change to white, drop black, do not cut, dc with white in rest of dc around, join.
Rnd 6. Ch 2, dc in next 5 dc, change to black, dc in next 7 dc, change to white, dc in next 37 dc, join.
Rnd 7. Ch 2, dc in next 5 dc, change to black, dc in next 10 dc, change to white, dc in next 7 dc, attach another piece of black, dc in next 6 dc, change to white, dc to end, join.
Rnd 8. Ch 2, 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 2dc, change to black, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 4dc, 2dc in next dc, change to white, 4dc, 2dc in next dc, 4dc, change to black, 2dc in next dc, 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, change to white, (4dc, 2dc in next dc) 4 times, join. (65)
Rnd 9. Ch 2, 13 dc, change to black, 3dc, change to white, 10dc, change to black, 11dc, change to white, 8dc, join another piece of black, 3dc, change to white, 11dc, join. 
Rnd 10. Ch 2, 4 dc, 2dc in next, 5dc, 2dc in next, (5dc, 2dc in next) twice, change to black, 5dc, 2dc in next, 2dc, change to white, 3dc, 2dc in next, 5dc, 2dc in next, 1dc, change to black, 4dc, 2dc in next, 5dc, 2dc in next, change to white, 5dc, 2dc in last, join.
Rnd 11. Ch 2, 49dc, change to black, 10dc, change to white, 10 dc, join. (70)
Rnd 12. Ch 2, 48dc, change to black, 7dc, change to white, 14dc, DO NOT JOIN, turn.
Row 13. Ch 2, dc around, turn.
Row 14 and 15. Repeat Row 13.
Row 16. Ch 2, 19dc, join new piece of black, 8dc, change to white, 15dc, join new piece of black, 5dc, change to white, 22dc, turn.
Row 17. Ch 2, 21dc, change to black, 7dc, change to white, 12dc, change to black, 9dc, change to white, 20dc, turn.
Row 18. Ch 2, 17dc, change to black, 8dc, change to white, 14dc, change to black, 6dc, change to white, 18dc, change to black, 6dc, turn.
Row 19. Ch 2, 5dc, change to white, 19dc, change to black, 6dc, change to white, 16dc, change to black, 6dc, change to white, 17dc, turn.
Row 20. Ch 2, 18dc, change to black, 5dc, change to white, 17dc, change to black, 4dc, change to white, 18dc, change to black, 7dc, turn.
Row 21. Ch 2, 4dc, change to white, 21dc, change to black, 4dc, change to white, 40dc, turn.
Row 22. Ch 2, 40dc, change to black, 2dc, change to white, 23dc, change to black, 4dc, turn.
Row 23. Ch 2, 4dc, change to white, 65dc, turn.
Row 24. Ch 2, 66dc, change to black, 3dc, turn
Row 25. Ch 2, 2dc, change to white, 33dc, join new black piece, 6dc, change to white, 28dc, turn.
Row 26. Ch 2, 27dc, change to black, 7dc, change to white, 35dc, turn.
Row 27. Ch 2, 3dc, dc 2 tog, (4dc, dc 2 tog) 5 times, change to black, 4dc, dc 2 tog, 2dc, change to white, 2dc, dc 2 tog, (4dc,  dc 2 tog) twice, 3dc, dc 2 tog. (54)
Row 28. Ch 2, 2dc, dc 2 tog, (3dc, dc 2 tog) 3 times, 3dc, change to black, dc 2 tog, 3dc, change to white, dc 2 tog, (3dc, dc 2 tog) 5 times, dc in last 3 dc, DO NOT TURN, join with beginning ch2.
(47)
Rnd 29. Ch 2, 2dc, dc 2 tog, (3dc, dc 2 tog) 3 times, change to black, 3dc, change to white, dc 2 tog, (3dc, dc 2 tog) 4 times, 2dc, join. (38)
Rnd 30. Ch 2, dc, dc 2 tog, (2dc, dc 2 tog) 3 times, change to black, 3dc, change to white, dc 2 tog, (2dc, dc 2 tog) 4 times, 1dc, join. (29)
Rnd 31. Ch 2, 1dc, dc 2 tog, (2dc, dc 2 tog) around, join.
Row 32. Slip st in next 2 dc, ch 2, 2dc, turn.
Row 33. Ch 2, 2dc, turn.
Row 34 – 36. Repeat row 33, ending off at end of row 37, leaving long end for sewing.
Skip next 12 dc on row 31, join white, ch 2, 2dc, turn.
Repeat rows 33 – 36.
Using long end, stitch both straps to front of bag. Attach white to middle of back on row 36 between straps, chain  20, slip stitch in same spot as joining, for loop to hang bag.
Weave in ends, place on cow air freshener.

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