Gather your supplies for Bag #6 in the 2022 Bag Along CAL! This pretty coin purse is all dressed up for the holidays, and makes a great gift! See the full materials list, and enter the giveaway too.
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Knit Picks Shine Sport
WeCrochet provided all the lovely Knit Picks yarns for these bag designs. For this bag, we’ll be using Shine Sport. The unique blend of Pima cotton and Modal beech wood fiber is sleek, soft, and durable.
Shine Sport comes in an extensive pallete of rich colors, with brights, pastels, and neutrals. The same unique blend is also available in a worsted weight.
Embroidery is Optional
All the crochet for this bag is done in Serrano. The white is added afterward, as embroidery on top of the finished bag.
The embroidery is a chance to let your creativity shine. Follow the designs I made, or make your own! The bag is a blank canvas for your imagination. If you prefer, you can skip the embroidery entirely and leave the bag plain.
Metal Purse Frame
The metal purse frame brings bag #6 together – literally! You can find one at the big box craft stores, but I wanted a brighter silver than what my store carried. I chose this purse frame on Amazon.
This frame measures approximately 3.25 inches in width. When opened flat, it is roughly square. That means the overall opening is about 13 inches around. This is the same measurement as the opening of the bag.
When choosing a frame, keep this measurement in mind. Up to a quarter-inch difference in length (1-inch difference around) shouldn’t affect your finished bag too much. But if the difference is much more than that, the bag will stretch or bunch at the top.
Bag #4 Materials List
- Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport – 60% Pima Cotton / 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber, sport weight yarn (110 yds / 50g per skein).
- 90 yds #24488 Serrano
- 5 yds #24486 White
- Hook: US size F (3.75 mm) hook or size needed to match gauge
- Yarn needle
- 3 – 3.5″ Metal purse frame.
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread to match the Serrano yarn (or clear nylon thread)
16 ssc x 22 rnds = 4 inches.
The gauge is measured in terms of split single crochet (ssc), which is used in the pattern. There will be a separate tutorial specifically for this stitch in the CAL. If you would like to check your gauge in the meantime, please see this tutorial on split/centered stitches in the round.
Bag #6 Pattern
The 6th bag pattern will be available on November 15th. Once it is available, I will add the link here. There will be tutorials in the following weeks as well. You can see the full schedule in the main Bag Along CAL post.
Bag #6 Giveaway
WeCrochet is sponsoring the 2022 bag along event, including some awesome giveaway prizes. For this final giveaway, you could win a jar of KnitPicks Butter Handcream, a fun project bag, and an adorable, hand painted alpaca!
The needle-tufted alpaca is upcycled from mill ends and is just waiting to be your new stitching buddy. Toss it in the “Coffee. Crochet. Sleep. Repeat.” project bag with your latest project. Soften your hands with the lotion and you’re ready to stitch the day away!
Can’t wait for the giveaway? Buy these products now at WeCrochet!
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 December 23rd, 2022 (at 11:59pm, central time). Enter below!
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