Southampton Book Bag
It is hard to believe that this wonderfully-textured bag started life as a craft-store linen tote! However, that is where the pattern starts: with a plain canvas bag and a packet of dye. The final result is a sophisticated bag that is the perfect size to carry your grocery purchases or your latest finds at the bookstore.
The bag features long handles so the bag can be easily carried on your shoulder and an inner carabiner loop to hang your keys & other essentials.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: This pattern is also included in the Southampton Collection – a set of four linen-lined bags.
Height: 31.5cm / 12.5 ins
Width: 34cm / 13.25 ins
Depth: 9cm / 3.5 ins
Total drop from top of handle to mid-base: 65 cm/26 ins
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, 100% cotton,
215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball, col #78010 Navy x2 balls
Actual amt used in sample as shown: 190gm/7 oz, 288m/316 yds
4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls, length 60cm/24 ins & 100cm/40 ins
18 sts & 27 rnds to 10cm/4 ins in Basketweave patt
using 4.0 mm/US #6 ndls
Liner & dye:
Hirchsberg Schutz canvas tote or similar linen bag,
size: 31.5cm/12.5 ins tall x 34cm/13.25 ins wide, Col: Natural
1 sml pkt of Dyelon cotton dye, Col: Bahama Blue + salt
Row counter, markers, safety pin, tapestry ndl for finishing
Crochet hook for Provisional CO
Small amt of waste yarn
1.6m/1.75 yds x 2.5cm/1 ins soft cotton woven strap
Sewing ndl & thread
Carabiner or latched hook with key ring
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
07 Apr 2013: Introducing the Southampton Collection
10 Apr 2013: Two Book Bags
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015