The Breton Bag

April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 4 inches
in 4 dc/sc = 1 inch / 2.5 cm
4.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
8 inches / 20. 3 cm (width) x 7 inches / 17.8 cm (high)
both US and UK
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My new ‘Breton’ Bag design was inspired by a holiday to Brittany in France. The crisp Breton stripes express classic Parisian style; clean and stylish in its graphic simplicity. Make your bag with in the traditional white and blue sailor-like stripes for a touch of Riviera Chic or go wild with different colour variations; either way will result in an aesthetically appealing bag.

Pattern is written in UK and US terms and includes explanations of all stitches and abbreviations. Guidance on adding lining and a magnetic clasp also included.

Drops Paris 100% cotton (Aran/Worsted/Yarn Weight #4) used in photos:

  • Navy / 70g / 105m / 114.8 yds
  • White / 50g / 75m / 82 yds

Hook: 4.5 mm (US size 7)

You will also need:

A yarn needle
Magnetic Bag Clasp (or other fastening)
Small squares of felt (optional)
Fat Quarter of cotton fabric for lining (optional)
Pins (optional)
Needle and thread; matching the cotton fabric for lining (optional)

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This pattern is (c) designed by Heather Gibbs 2017 and is for Personal use only, not for resale. Patterns are not to be copied, sold or distributed. However, you are welcome to donate, gift as well as sell any of your finished items (if you are an Individual Crafter). If you sell your work online, please credit the work as appropriate and link to my pages where you can: