WHAT IS IT?
A really gorgeous and practical bag crocheted from Axminster Rug Yarn making it durable, economical and highly versatile.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
These fab bags are made using multiple strands of either a single shade or a combination of colours of this colourful rug wool. Combine strands, increase the number of rounds, make longer handles and play around to create the perfect bag for you. You could even leave off the handles to create a bowl or "vase" shape.
Axminster is a durable yarn available in lots of bright, dark, soft and neutral colours, so choose shades that co-ordinate with your wardrobe and you'll have a unique hardwearing bag - perfect for your knitting and crochet projects.
You can use most double knitting yarns for this pattern, just crochet a tension square first to check your gauge if using an alternative. However, the beauty of rug yarn is the toughness, so a knitting yarn may be a little soft and floppy.
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
Designed exclusively for our Axminster by Pam Nixon of Little Sacs who makes and sells bags online and at craft shows, this is a tried and tested design. Pam is quite laid back about her designs and makes them up as she goes along to give individuality to each bag. She encourages you to do the same, so ply up multiple ends, play around with colours or stick with solid shades in stripes. And as you'll be downloading you'll get the pattern immediately.
|Skill Level||Intermediate. Although you are using double crochets throughout there is some increasing and counting and adjusting tension with multiple strands, but easy to follow instructions.|
|Gauge or Tension||Vary the hook up or down depending on how many strands you choose, but based on DK/aran plied up - needs to be stiff overall.|
|Finished Size||Approx. 24cm x 28cm (plus straps) for standard size or 27cm x 30cm (plus straps) for larger size.|
|Quantity of Yarn Required||500g or 700g of DK/aran rug wool|
|Other Requirements||Large bodkin for sewing up, decorative button (optional)|
|Colours Used In Pattern||Jeans, Jade, Saffron, Brick|