WHAT IS IT?
A brilliant crochet pattern for a “Bag for Life” using our Victor Linen yarn.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Now that all parts of the UK have to pay for single use carrier bags there’s no better time than now to make yourself a handy re-usable bag that is lightweight and stows away into a neat package.
The bag is crocheted using a fishnet stitch that expands to hold lots of goodies and as we suggest linen as the most suitable yarn you’ll find that it’s good and strong too. The open stitch means the yarn goes a long way and a 200g cone of the fine or medium weights will be ample to make a good sized bag. (Please note that some of the thicker Victors may need slightly more careful judgement, so if you feel that you are running out of yarn just remove one or two rounds or make the strap slightly shorter to ensure you have enough yarn).
If you want to use the bag to contain some of your expanding stash you’ll find that you can easily squeeze in 25 x 100g balls, and the open stitch means you’ll be able to see just what you’ve got. Use as a beach bag, make it stripy, be experimental, as the pattern is very versatile so play around.
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
You don’t have to it’s a free crochet pattern that you can download!
|Skill Level||Intermediate. Once you've mastered the basics you are repeating the same stitches throughout the base and the same stitches throughout the main bag.|
|Gauge or Tension||Vary the hook up or down depending on thickness of yarn, but based on 4ply weight|
|Finished Size||Approx. 45cm wide x 45cm long (plus handles). Bundled up just 13cm x 10cm x 7cm!!|
|Quantity of Yarn Required||200g of 4ply weight|
|Colours Used In Pattern||Lime (no longer available)|