Ch 65, 64 sc on ch. * Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1 loop of each st (64 dc). Ch 1, turn, 1 dc in remaining loop of each st, sl st in 3-ch. Ch 2, turn, (1 dc in 1 loop of each dc on front row) across to end. Skip 1-ch at end of previous row, ch 1, turn, 1 dc thru back loop of last dc and down at back thru a single loop of first dc in back row, (dc thru next dc on both front and back rows, fastening them together) repeated to end. Repeat from * for 15 ribs. Ch 3, turn, (dc in last 3 dc) worked off together into a Cluster, dc across to fourth from end, (dc in 3 end dc) made into a Cluster. Ch 1, turn, and repeat this row in remaining loop of each st, sl st in first Cluster. Ch-2, turn, and repeat this same row across, then complete rib with sc instead of dc. Work sc around entire piece, putting 5 sc across end of each rib. Fasten off.
Gusset: Ch 4, 15 dc in first st, sl st in 3-ch. Ch 3, in back loops, 2 dc in each dc. Ch 3, turn, in both loops, dc in 2 dc, then 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc and 2 dc. (Ch 1, turn, 8 sc) 17 times. Fasten off. Make 2. Pin work right-side-down in true shape, rub back with a cloth dipped in hot starch, and press dry. Cut buckram slightly narrower than bag and 1/2" shorter in length. Hold in bag, ends even and fold flap between 14th and 15th ribs. Cut lining 1/2" larger, fold edges over on back of buckram and fasten with sticky tape, making lining tauter lengthwise than buckram. Sew in bag. Fold top of gussets lengthwise down to circle, wrong-side-out, press fold, line on wrong side and sew one in each end.
Cord: Cut 4 strands 6 2/3-yds. long, (double and twist tightly) twice. Fasten loose end. Sew around edge of bag, except across top of front.
Button: Ch 2, 6 sc in first st. In back loops, 2 sc in each sc. Sc in 24 sc (2 rows). (Sc in next second sc) 5 times. Stuff with a 12" strand of yarn, then cotton close with sl sts. Make two and sew below flap, 3" from each end. If wanted, a metal, wood or shell slide or button may be used for closure. Fasten to crocheted loop or thru the button.
Loop: Ch 19, skip 4 sts (dc in next 4, 6 dc in next st) twice, dc in 5 sts. Fasten off. Make 4. Sew together. in pairs back-to-back. Steam and press thru a cloth and sew to flap to match buttons.