With A, ch 2.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook – 1 st.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Work 3 sc in one sc – 3 sts.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st – 5 sts.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each st across – 5 sts.
Row 5 Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st – 7 sts.
Row 6 Repeat Row 5.
Row 7 Repeat Row 4.
Continue repeating Rows 5, 6 and 7, inc 1 st each end every row for 2 rows and working 1 row even until piece edge measures approximately 10 inches across bottom, end after Row 7. Mark end of this row for bottom edge.
Rows 8 and 9 Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, work to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Row 10 Work even.
Repeat Rows 8-10 until piece measures 15 inches along the side edge, end after Row 10.
Horizontal Top Shaping With A, ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, sc2tog, work to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st.
Rows 11 and 12
Row 13 Work even.
Repeat Rows 11-13 until 5 sts rem.
Next Row Sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog.
Following Row Work even.
Last Row Work sc3tog. Fasten off.
Work as above in following color sequence until piece measures same as solid side: (6 rows B; 6 rows C), end after 6 rows B. Fasten off.
With RS facing, using matching colors, work 1 row sc along top edge of both pieces. With WS facing, sew side and bottom seams invisibly.
Twisted Cord Cut 2 strands of A 10 yards long, fold in half. Holding cut ends in one hand, insert pencil in folded end and twist the pencil until strands are taut.
Carefully bring knotted and open ends together and allow yarn to twist around itself, pulling at bottom (center) to keep even. Knot all ends together at top and trim to match. Sew to bag as pictured.