Blossoming Bag by Sandra Paul
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Blossoming Bag

Crochet
July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
See notes below
3.5 mm (E)
350 yards (320 m)
22 x 20cm (8.5 x 8")
UK
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A handy bag for travelling light, but it’s bursting at the seams with beautiful blossoms of colour.

Skill Level:
Intermediate
Simple stitches used throughout, the bag is constructed using JAYG and a sewn lining so some experience with these techniques would be useful, however help is included.

Yarn:
11 balls of Bergere de France Ideal:
20307 - Brouilly (Deep red)
20555 - Cyclamen (Raspberry)
20754 - Olivine (Olive)
20846 - Chenas (Plum)
20933 - Linaire (Soft blue)
22375 - Balladone (Soft violet)
22513 - Banane (Banana)
23026 - Danseuse (Soft pink)
23587 - Mariner (Mid blue)
24109 - Vitamine (Orange)
25994 - Fougere (Fern)

Or if you wish to substitute another yarn, you will need approximately:
A total of 350 yards of Sport/Lightweight DK yarn
250 yards in various colours for the blossoms
100 additional yards of your chosen bag band/handle flap colour

Hook Size:
3.5mm (US G)

Materials:
Yarn Needle
Stitch markers or pins
Bag Handle - I used a wooden ‘D’ ring handle 16cm (6.5”)
Fabric for the lining (2 pieces, approx 10 x 16”)
A sewing machine would be very helpful

Size:
22cm (8.5”) wide by 20cm (8”) high. Not including handles

Gauge:
Blossoms are 3.5cm (1.5”) square
Gauge isn’t critical but you may need to adjust your fabric requirements if your gauge is different.

Pattern Notes:

  • A full pattern with clearly written instructions
  • Full instructions and diagrams for construction
  • Photo tutorials included for special techniques and joining
  • Instructions included for sewn in lining, including pictures
  • Crochet chart included

This pattern is available in:
UK Terms (US translations given)

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