Thursday, August 9

Serape Bag Recipe to crochet

I had a wild idea to crochet a bag out of Noro Kureyon sock yarn to make the most of the long color run. I used a size G (4 mm) crochet hook and about 550 yards of sock yarn. (My skein of sock yarn weight more and clearly had more yardage than the standard ball.)

The colorway I used reminds me of a Mexican serape. I constructed it from the bottom up in a seamless spiral and felted it afterwards. The top has eyelets to thread a drawstring to carry it by or attach a swivel clasp to carry it as a shoulder bag. Make the same size bag I did or use the instructions as a launching board to create your own unique bag.

I lined the bag and added some pockets.

Unfelted Size: 14” tall sides x 25” around - about 15” long if you include the bottom - bottom is 4” (?) wide x 12.5” long - handle holes are 1.5” from top edge

Felted Size: 13” tall sides x 22” around - bottom is 4.25” wide x 10” long - handle holes are 1.25” from top edge. It shrank more in width than height, the opposite of a knitted project. It’s narrower than I would have liked. If I make it again, I will definitely make it wider.

Click on the link below to download the free Serape Bag Recipe. You can view my store page even if you are not a member of Ravelry. Have fun!

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