Linen bags are sturdy, practical and a great way to transport heavy loads of groceries, books and other items home from the shops or the library. However, they can tend to be, well, a little bit on the boring side. Not any more! The Back-to-Nature Bag takes a standard craft-store linen tote and transforms it into a stunning and stylish accessory.
The exterior is worked in a crisp cotton yarn and features a neat stitch that almost looks crocheted. Inside, this sturdy little bag has a canvas liner but with the advantage that only minimal sewing is necessary to complete the item.
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.
Finished bag: 31.5cm/12.5 ins high
x 34cm/13.25 ins wide x 9cm/3.5 ins deep.
Total drop from top of handle to mid-base: 52cm/20.5 ins
MC: Lily "Sugar 'N Cream" Super-Size, 100% cotton,
184m/200 yds:113gm/4 oz ball, Col: #18004 / Ecru x2 balls
CC: Bernat "Handicrafter Cotton DeLux", 100% cotton,
215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball, Col: #78219 / Seaspray x1 ball
Actual amt of yarn used:
MC: 112gm/4 oz, 182m/198 yds
CC: 75gm/2.6 oz, 114m/125 yds
4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls, lengths 60cm/24 ins & 100cm/40 ins
18 sts/26 rnds : 10cm/4 ins in Embossed Check Stitch patt
using MC yarn & 4.0mm/US #6 ndls
Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing
Crochet hook for Provisional CO
Small amt of waste yarn
Sewing needle & thread.
Hirchsberg Schutz Canvas Tote or similar linen bag,
size: 31.5cm/12.5 ins tall x 34cm/13.25 ins wide, Col: Natural.
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
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015