Basketweave Mini Messenger Bag by Marie Segares
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Basketweave Mini Messenger Bag

Crochet
July 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in 10 sts /10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern with larger hook. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, but fabric should be stiff and dense, so bag can hold its shape.
9.0 mm (M/N)
6.5 mm (K)
360 - 450 yards (329 - 411 m)
Unfelted (Felted): 12” (30.5 cm) width x 8” (20.5 cm) height x 3.5” (9 cm) depth.
US
This pattern is available for free.

Tunisian knit and purl stitches combine to create a mini messenger bag with a great texture. Choose a wool yarn and make the larger version if you plan to felt the bag.

Skills Used
Basic crochet and Tunisian crochet stitches (chain, Tunisian knit stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, single crochet)
Crocheting flat, and crocheting in rounds

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Sizes
Unfelted (Felted): 12” (30.5 cm) width x 8” (20.5 cm) height x 3.5” (9 cm) depth.

Materials
Rowan Big Wool (3.5 oz/100 g/87 yds/80 m/100% Merino wool) – 5 (6) skeins 068 Sun (CA) and 1 (1) skein 043 Forest (CB), or approximately 417 yds/381 m (522 yds/477 m) in CA and 20 yds/18 m (40 yds/36.5 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.

US Size N-15 (9 mm) Tunisian crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.

US size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook for assembly, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
10 sts /10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern with larger hook. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, but fabric should be stiff and dense, so bag can hold its shape.