Blossoming Bag by Sandra Paul

Blossoming Bag

July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
See notes below
3.5 mm (E)
350 yards (320 m)
22 x 20cm (8.5 x 8")
both US and 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:
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.

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 E)

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

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

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
  • US stitch names listed for reference
  • 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
  • A Choice or UK or US Terms

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