Libra Bag by Ana-Maria

Libra Bag

Crochet
October 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
5.0 mm (H)
3.5 mm (E)
1000 - 1400 yards (914 - 1280 m)
One size
US
Flag of English English
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This pattern is available in English only and uses standard US crochet terminology.

Instructions on lining NOT INCLUDED: I designed this bag specifically so it doesn’t need any lining. The fabric is dense and sturdy. Optionally, you can add lining to the inside of the bag, but the instructions on how to do so are not included in the pattern.

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DESCRIPTION
The Libra Bag is one of the first patterns published in the #MyZodiacSweater collection – a series of crochet garments and accessories that follow a common theme: colorwork made easy. Each design is named after one of the star signs, and uses multiple colors for a contrasting effect. The stitch patterns are carefully selected, so that you only have to work with one color at a time. Use hashtag #MyZodiacSweater when posting on social media!

The Libra Bag is a bucket bag worked from the bottom up using almost entirely variations of the single crochet stitch. The round base is made using the thick and durable waistcoat stitch, while the body uses a fun stitch pattern with a grid-like effect. The bag is closed with a drawstring at the top and the strap is added last.

The pattern calls for sport weight yarn (category 2), but some of my testers used DK weight (category 3) with great results. Check out the tester photo gallery on my blog where I share all the details on yarns and yardages from my testers!

Go for 2 solid, contrasting colors, or show off your creativity and create gradients on one of the colors! This bag has been worked up in so many different color combos, and they all look amazing.

This upper beginner pattern has you covered with step-by-step instructions and tutorial photos for the trickier parts of the pattern.

After the crocheting is complete, I walk you through the next steps of the bag making process, with written and photo tutorials on how to make a removable and/or adjustable bag, how to make your own base shaper, how to make the drawstring. The pattern also lists all materials required. I also provide a brief example of how I added lining to the inside of my bag, however the pattern does not walk you through the lining part.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
You can easily make the bag taller, shorter, bigger, or smaller. The pattern measurements are: 9” base diameter, 13” bag height, with an adjustable strap length of 70”.

DIFFICULTY
Upper beginner

MATERIALS
• Yarn: You’ll need at least two colors. A main color (MC), and a contrasting color (CC) of any CYC 2 Sport weight, or CYC 3 DK weight yarn. Gauge isn’t crucial for this pattern, but if your gauge is different, then the measurements and yardage will also vary. The approximate yardage required is:
Main color (white): 623 m (681 yds)
Contrast color (total): 313 m (342 yds)
• Hooks: 5 mm, 3.5 mm (only for detailing). I’m a tight crocheter, so you may have to go down is hook sizes.
• Notions: Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, stitch markers.

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PATTERN SUPPORT
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me by email at thecrochethighway at gmail.com.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER
This pattern is for your personal and non-commercial use only. You are prohibited from publishing this pattern (in whole or in part) on your site or blog or otherwise claiming it as your own, selling, or distributing it. Do not alter this pattern in any way and do not create your own patterns based on the instructions provided herein. Please refrain from modifying the pattern and/or creating other items based off of it. Using my product photography, tutorial pictures and written instructions and passing them off as your own is copyright infringement. You are welcome to sell your creations in small quantities or to share them on social media, but please credit me as the designer @CrochetHighway when possible. You are prohibited from using my photographs to sell your items.
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