Bag #5 – Materials & Giveaway – BagAlongCAL

Gather your supplies for Bag #5 in the 2022 Bag Along CAL! With columns of cables and an optional lining, this cozy tote is fabulous for fall. See the full materials list, and enter the giveaway too.

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What is the Bag Along CAL?

Every 2 months in 2022, I’ll release a new, free crochet pattern for a bag. The size, style, and type of bag will vary so that we can explore lots of different techniques.

Stitches n Scraps 2022 Bag Along CAL - 6 patterns, great prizes, #BagAlongCal

See the main 2022 Bag Along CAL post for the full schedule and more details.

Knit Picks Mighty Stitch

WeCrochet has provided all the lovely Knit Picks yarns for these bag designs. For this bag, we’ll be using Might Stitch. A blend of acrylic and superwash wool makes this yarn soft and strong with just a hint of a shine to it. It shows off cables beautifully!

There are loads of gorgeous colors available, from neutrals and pastels to bold brights and deep dark shades. I find that cables tend to show best in lighter-colored yarns, so I used the color Oyster for my bag. Mighty Stitch also comes in bulky and super bulky weights.

Optional Lining

The sewn lining for this bag is optional, but I highly recommend giving it a try! The construction is simple, with a patch pocket and boxed corners. These are all straight seams without a lot of fuss, and I’ll have a full tutorial to walk you through it.

Cutting arrangements for different widths of fabric.

If your fabric is at least 43 inches wide (most basic or quilting cotton fabrics are), you will only need a half yard to complete this project. For narrower fabrics, you will need 1 yd.

Bag #4 Materials List

  • Yarn: 3 skeins of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch – 80% acrylic / 20% superwash wool, worsted weight yarn (208 yds / 100g per skein). Shown in color #26811 – Oyster.
  • Hook: US size H / 5mm hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Coton Lining Fabric (optional):
    • 1/2 yd if fabric width is at least 43″
    • 1 yd if fabric width is less than 43″
  • Notions:
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • 4 stitch markers
    • Basic sewing supplies for lining (optional)
Fabric coordinating with the yarn for bag 5

Gauge:

14 hdc x 10 rows = 4 inches.

Bag #5 Pattern

The 5th bag pattern will be available on September 13th. Once it is available, I will add the link here. There will be two tutorials in the following weeks as well. You can see the full schedule in the main Bag Along CAL post.

Bag #5 Giveaway

WeCrochet is sponsoring the 2022 bag along event, including some awesome giveaway prizes. For this fourth giveaway, you could win a Collage Sketchbook by Now Designs, and a WeCrochet Birch Ruler by Katrinkles!

When inspiration finds you, sketch or write down your ideas in this beautiful sketchbook! It features a soft, recycled cotton cover and 120 blank pages. The 4″ ruler is handy for sketching too, and is perfect for measuring gauge swatches!

GiveawayTerms

To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide their shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected. The giveaway ends on October 28th, 2022 (at 11:59pm, central time). Enter below!

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8 Comments

  • Jane Garwood

    I don’t make swatches because I’ve never, ever gotten one to come anywhere close to the right size. Either it is too small/big one way or the other. Even if I change hooks or yarn sizes it still doesn’t work out. So I use the yarn and hook called for and come as close as possible. If it is a garment and it is for myself – I have to make adjustments anyway. I’m all of 4’8″ tall! Anything I purchase is too long, especially the sleeves. Overall length can be a good thing if is a sweater – helps keep my bottom warm!!

  • Nancy Foster

    Maybe this will be the pattern where lining a bag finally makes sense?? I usually can’t understand which bit goes where (combined with basically no sewing experience) and end up tossing out the lining

  • Verna

    I’ve not tried any of WeCrochet products yet. I’m going to try your bag lining tutorial and will refer to it when I try it. I hope to have an awesome project bag when finished.

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