Mandala Market Bag by Seona Roberts

Mandala Market Bag

March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches
in double crochet
5.5 mm (I)
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
Approx 50cm across the top, 30cm deep, 40cm straps.
both US and UK
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I wanted to try the idea of turning a mandala into a market bag, and it worked! It makes a perfect little project bag or accessory for your next picnic or visit to the beach or markets. I had hoped to make it with a single ball of cotton, but there just wasn’t enough so I went with a contrasting colour from my stash to finish it off. I have used a pattern that I had in a book at home – Mandalas to Crochet by Haafner Linssen – rewritten it to make it easier to follow and then extended the pattern to create the market bag.