Linen bags are sturdy, practical and a great way to transport heavy loads of shopping, books and other items home. However they can tend to be a little on the boring side. Not any more! The four bags in this collection take craft-store linen totes and transform them into stunning and stylish accessories.
The collection includes two shopping totes and two book bags with long handles. Both of the shoulder bags also have key tags for easy access to your keys or library cards. Make one or a whole set so you have the perfect bag for your next outing.
Please see below for more information about this pattern collection.
Finished bags: 31.5cm high x 34cm wide x 9cm deep
12.5 ins high x 13.25 ins wide x 3.5 ins deep
Handle length to mid-base: 52 (65) cm/20.5 (26) ins
Lily Sugar N Cream, 100% cotton,
183m/200 yds:113 gm/4 oz Super-Size ball
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, 100% cotton,
215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball
MC: Lily Sugar N Cream, Col: #18004 Ecru (Cream) x2 balls
CC: Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, Col: #78219 Seaspray x1 ball
Lily Sugar N Cream, Col: #18111 Mod Blue (Turquoise) x2 balls
Southampton Book Bag:
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, Col: #78010 Navy x2 balls
Falmer Book Bag:
MC: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux #78040 Black x2 balls
CC: #78705 Poppy Red x1 ball or remnant
Actual amt used (Sarasota Shopper): 177gm/6.25 oz, 286m/313 yds
4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls, lengths 60cm/24 ins & 100cm/40 ins
18 sts & 26-27 rnds to 10cm/4 ins in pattern stitch
using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls
Markers, row counter, tapestry needle
Crochet hook + waste yarn for Prov CO
Sewing needle & thread
Linen bag, size 31.5cm h x 34cm w / 12.5 ins h x 13.25 ins wide.
Dyes – Sarasota Shopper & Southampton Book Bag only:
Dyelon cotton dye in Col: Bahama Blue & salt
Handles & carabiner hooks – Book Bags only:
Soft cotton woven strap, 1.6 m/1.75 yds x 2.5 cm/1 ins w
Carabiner or latched hook with key ring + safety pin
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
08 Apr 2013: The Sarasota Shopper
10 Apr 2013: Two Book Bags
12 May 2014: Summer knitting starts here
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015