Twine Bag by Merrian Holland

Twine Bag

Crochet
May 2023
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
Motif A, elongated hexagon, measures approx 11.5 cm /4.5 in so that base of bag is approx 23 cm / 9 in wide
4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
241 - 252 yards (220 - 230 m)
1
UK
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This little handbag was designed to utilise and showcase the versatility of crochet and characteristics of twine. When crocheted, the texture and firmness of this natural fibre makes a unique fabric that lends itself well to projects such as this.

Nutscene twine was originally green and designed to be ‘not seen’ when used to tie up plants, hence the name! This jute twine however is designed to be seen, comes in 22 colours and is now made just up the road from the original ‘Juteopolis’ (Dundee) in Angus.

SIZE
One size
Finished measurements:
Width: 26 cm / 10.25 in
Height (including handles): 27 cm / 10.5 in
Depth: 6 cm / 2.25 in

YARN
Nutscene Heritage Range Jute Twine, Thickness No.3, 110m per spool. 2 spools

Sample 1 Browntwist
Sample 2 Naturaltwist
Sample 3 Browntwist, Orangetwist & Naturaltwist

Or in yarn / twine that crochets to the same gauge and firmness, for example chunky weight cotton or linen.

3 colour version
MC (Browntwist): 130 m / 143 yds
CC1 (Natural): 30 m / 33 yds
CC2 (Orange): 70 m / 77 yds

TECHNIQUES
Join as you go (Slip stitch join & Drop loop joins), treble, half treble, double treble crochet.

PATTERN NOTES
Twine can be difficult to work with but is well worth the finished result. As your fingers get used to it you may only be able to work in short bursts.

Work in a well-ventilated room or outside - the twine does shed which reduces when blocked.

To make a multi colour version, fasten off after the slip stitch join at the end of a round and then join the new colour in the first corner. All ends are woven in at the back using a smaller hook