Indian Cross-Stitch Bag by Kathy Zola
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Indian Cross-Stitch Bag

Knitting
March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
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Tote bag knit in the round using a modified version of Indian cross stitch. It has a garter stitch base and stockinette stitch handles. Size is approximately 14 inches wide by 14 inches high.

400 - 500 yards of DK or sport-weight cotton, linen or microfiber yarn. Since the bag is designed to carry things, it’s important to use a yarn that does not break or stretch easily. I used 2 skeins of Ty Dye Dots from Knit One Crochet Two. Others have successfully used hemp and linen yarns.

Pattern has been tested with the Free Pattern Testers group.