The Tulip Bag
The shape of this bag reminded me of a tulip, hence the name.
This gorgeous bag features the timeless craft of the log cabin quilt square, however, combining it with the modern trend of the chevron pattern. It’s the perfect pattern to use up all those little bits of yarn that you can’t let yourself throw away because well there’s got to be some use for them. Dive into your stash, pull out some pretty colors and get to work!
This bag is not, in any way shape or form, worked in the round. It’s all worked flat, which makes it a great beginner pattern. It’s a simple pattern, without a single purl stitch. It is a great starter pattern because it will give you plenty of time to practice your knit stitch and correct your tension, as well as practice with decreasing and increasing, and picking up stitches. It also gives you a wonderful opportunity to play with color that you may already have in your stash! And for you experts out there, it’s a super simple, mindless, tv-watching, carry-on-a-conversation pattern.
This bag is worked in worsted weight yarn and knitted on size 8 needles.
Pattern does not include ANY abbreviations, so even the novice knitter will be able to complete it.
The height is 14 inches from the bottom of the bag to the low ‘dip’ in the chevron, and 16 1/2 inches from the bottom of the bag to the ‘tip’ of the chevron.
The width is 16 inches when flat, at its widest point.
I used knit picks Wool of the Andes in the following colors:
Rouge, Papaya Heather, Blossom Heather, Conch, Orange, Caution, Semolina, Green Tea Heather, Avocado, Peapod, Tranquil, Wonderland Heather, Marina, Ciel, Haze Heather. So 15 colors total.
And to be honest, I have absolutely no idea how much yardage it took. I Just pulled out colors as I went. I would guess that it took a little less than half of each skein, so I would guess about 750 yards total, give or take a few yards.