Derek Bag by Lthingies
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Derek Bag

Crochet
June 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
650 - 700 yards (594 - 640 m)
W = 45 cm (18"), H = 25 cm (10") , D = 14 cm (5,5")
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Derek is a crochet bag made with simple dc and sc stitches. It has a classical shape of a satchel and crochet handles to match. The opening is supported by wooden rods for a firm shape, and folded corners and buttons give the bag it’s character. A printed cotton lining is the extra detail to finish off.

Any worsted weight yarn will be perfect for working up the moss-stitch-like texture of this bag. For a more sturdy bag, try double strands of a light or medium weight yarn.

This is one of the first crochet bags that I made, and I’m still using it today - a truly versatile and functional bag you will keep in years!