Despite appearances to the contrary, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth. Life’s normal trials and tribulations have continued. For now, at least, I have fought my way to the surface to bring my knitting pattern for the Crocus Bag out into the open.
Surprisingly enough, it’s knit in crocus stitch, with an Irish Moss Stitch base, band and strap. It’s a basic rectangular shape. Some woven fabric is required to line the bag.
The crocus pattern is from the knitting series “Creative Knitting”
Yarn suggested : Heirloom 8 ply cotton (or any other DK/8 ply yarn)
Gauge : 23 stitches = 4 inches in Crocus Stitch
Needle size : 3.75 mm / US 5
Meterage : 360 mtrs / 394 yards
A light and lacy bag for summer, knitted in the round with only the strap to sew on. The bag is knitted on smaller needles to create a firmer fabric. The stitch pattern comes from volume three of a 1980’s English knitting series called Creative Knitting. No details of the publisher are available in this edition. If you wish to top to draw in a little more, use a K1, P1 rib for the band. Some woven fabric is needed to line the bag.