Boxet Bag by Cal Patch

Boxet Bag

by Cal Patch
Crochet
April 2018
yarn held together
Worsted
+ Worsted
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in hdc
6.0 mm (J)
935 yards (855 m)
10½" [26.5 cm] long, 9" [23 cm] high, and 6¾" [17 cm] deep, after fulling
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In my house, projects get worked on (and stowed) in nearly every room, and then are taken with me when I’m out and about. I try to contain them in baskets, totes, or bags that look appealing and like they belong in the room. My ideal container sits upright and open, but is easy to grab and go.

Crochet, especially when fulled, can create a firm, structural fabric, so I thought it would be fun to create a boxy basket — a BOXET! — project tote that makes the most of that quality. Doubling the yarn and using a not-huge hook increase the firmness, and allow for playful color mixing too!

Finished Measurements:
10½“ (26.5 cm) long, 9” (23 cm) high, and 6¾” (17 cm) deep, after fulling

Yarn (worsted weight, 2 strands held double):
original sample, as seen in Making magazine, made with Lark by Quince & Co (100% American wool; 50 g / 134 yd)

• 3 skeins in Audouin (MC)
• 1 skein in Canvas (CC1)
• 1 skein in Shell (CC2)
• 1 skein in Clay (CC3)
• 1 skein in Maple (CC4)
• 1 skein in Malbec (CC5)
• 1 skein in Carrie’s Yellow (CC6)
• 1 skein in Belize (CC7)
• 1 skein in Aleutian (CC8)

OR in worsted weight yarn:
400 yd (366 m) in MC + 535 yd (489 m) combined in all CC colorways 935 yards total for similar effect

OR easily adapted to use your scraps and odd balls! You’ll see that the pattern is very simple and you can play with yarns, colors and textures. Go for it! Just don’t use any superwash (or other non-felting yarns like cotton or acrylic) if you plan to full it.