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Yo-Yo Hobo

Crochet
September 2007
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in single crochet
3.25 mm (D)
840 yards (768 m)
About 23" (58.5 cm) in circumference and, 12 ½" (31.5 cm) tall.

Pattern description from Bag Style: “Circles of color play against each other all around this colorful drawstring bag. Designer Judith L. Swartz worked a circular base, then joined fifty-two separate medallions to create the tall sides. For simplicity, Judith worked all the medallions the same way but varied the color sequences for an exciting visual composition. She finished off the bag with rounds of single crochet punctuated with eyelets to accommodate an I-cord drawstring. Then she attached a crocheted handle to the drawstring. to keep contents from poking out between the medallions, Judith lined the bag with cotton fabric.”

Finished Size: About 23” (58.5 cm) in circumference and, 12 ½” (31.5 cm) tall.

Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light). GGH Scarlett (100% mercerized cotton; 120 yd (110 m)/50 g): #9 raspberry #A, 3 balls; #10 terra-cotta (B), #30 light pink (C), #12 pale peach (D), and #8 wine (E), 1 ball each.

Hook: Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; ½ yd (0.5 m) cotton fabric for lining; sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread; sewing pins.