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Sassy Sacks

Crocheted bases and handles. Body knit in the round. Ideal for combining leftovers or showcasing designer yarns.

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Made from mercerized cotton, they are strong enough to endure heavy use at the beach or market. The base and handles are worked in single crochet for firmness and the body is worked in knitted lace for suitable stretch. The sacks are worked from the base upward. A rectangle is crocheted for the base, then stitches are picked up around the edges of the base and the body is knitted in the round. An eyelet edging is worked in double crochet at the top and the drawstring is a crocheted chain threaded through the eyelets.
Finished Size: About 36" (91.5 cm) around by 16" (40.5 cm) deep from center of base to upper edge.
Yarn: Classic Elite Provence (100% cotton; 256 yd [234 m]/125 g): Tulip Sack: #2696 helianthus gold, #2658 geranium, #2634 fuchsia, 1 skein each. Swinging Triangle Sack: #2630 peony pink, #2620 kelly green, #2604 Iznik blue, 1 skein each. Classic Elite Atmosphere (97% cotton, 3% nylon; 160 yd [146 m]/50 g): #9685 summer heat, 1 skein for both sacks.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in circular St st; 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 24" (60 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle (and hook) size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; marker (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 1998

SKU: EP0385

Author/Speaker/Editor: Dawn Brocco

Format: eProject