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 outside of the Southampton Book Bag features a classic basketweave pattern worked in a single strong colour while the liner is dyed in a bright contrasting shade. Long handles in a matching colour are added so the bag can be easily carried on your shoulder. On the inside there is a key tag with a carabiner loop to enable you to locate your keys or other essentials when you arrive home.
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
Suggested 100% Cotton Yarns:
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, 100% cotton,
215m/236 yds:142gm/5 oz ball, col #78010 Navy x2 balls
Actual amt of yarn: 7 oz/190gm
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download. 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.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015