Wednesday, 1 February 2017

THISTLE Shoulder Bag Crochet Pattern

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THISTLE Shoulder bag is based on a vintage 1970's crochet stitch. This crazy take on the V-stitch appeared mainly in summer garment design using only one colour.


I love this crochet stitch, it is easy and quick, and when you add colour to each row, you are rewarded with a fantastic looking piece of fabric, and what better way to display this crazy V-stitch than including it into this delicate and lightweight crochet shoulder bag.

I have called this shoulder bag pattern THISTLE because the colours remind me of all the thistles I witnessed growing all over Scotland. You may know that the thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286). Did you also know that in the language of flowers, the thistle (like the burr) is an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility of character as well as of birth?
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I designed this delicate and lightweight bag to use during the spring/summer months for those quick outings when all I want to carry is my wallet, keys and mobile. I needed something not too big and not too small, as well as not too heavy. I just love the way this THISTLE Bag turned out, simply perfect for my needs.

THISTLE Shoulder Bag crochet PATTERN includes written instructions for a bag with approx. circumference 20in (51cm) and 10in (25cm) deep; strap 38in (96cm). The pattern includes accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

THISTLE Shoulder bag is based on a vintage 
1970's crochet stitch. 

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DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZES: One size
YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/267m/291yd ● Shades:  MC Cyclamen; CC1 Avocado.  1 ball of each colour.
YARN ALTERNATIVES:  Any fingering weight cotton
TENSION/GAUGE: Not critical to this pattern (this pattern uses hook larger than recommended on yarn label)
NOTIONS:  E-4 (3.5mm) and D-3 (3mm) hook; Yarn needle; Belt buckle.
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to crochet in the round.  Instructions in this pattern are for two (2) colour crochet bag.  Bag lining is optional.

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This pattern is available in 
USA American Crochet Terms
UK British Crochet Terms  

PLEASE select the correct pattern terminology 
prior to purchase. 


Pattern is available from my online stores


ciao, ciao!

Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet
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