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Tapestry Crochet Bag

Crochet
August 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in single crochet (tapestry crochet)
4.5 mm
560 yards (512 m)
7" (18 cm) wide and 8" (20.5 cm) tall, with 48" (122-cm) strap.
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Tapestry crochet zigzag lines in shades of pink and tangerine make a colorful contrast with a deep berry background in this little shoulder bag, just large enough for a wallet and a set of keys. The bag is worked in tapestry crochet, a technique of using single crochet on a small hook to make a dense fabric that’s perfect for sturdy placemats, bags, hats, or containers.”

Finished Size: 7” (18 cm) wide and 8” (20.5 cm) tall, with 48” (122-cm) strap.

Yarn: Plymouth Fantasy Naturale (100% mercerized cotton; 140 yd (128 m)/100 g): #3794 dark red (MC), #6092 dark pink, #4548 peach, #7250 orange, 1 skein each.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 17 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in sc (tapestry crochet).

Hook: Size G/6 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; safety pin for marker; tassel maker (optional).

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2004