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Here is a fast, fun and easy bag to knit for summer. Everyone you know will want one!
Use the suggested colors or use whatever colors you choose—use one color or ten—just have fun and be creative! Experiment with different yarns if you’d like, as long as you can bet a tight knit of 6 stitches to an inch. We can only guarantee the ones used in this pattern.
Materials Needed: Approximately 240 yds. are needed for a completed bag. For striped bag: (1) skein each of “Cotton Fleece” by Brown Sheep Company, in the colors of your choice. For blue bag: (1) skein of “Cotton Fleece”. Also needed: a small amount of a white cotton yarn, size 5 – 16” or 24” circular needle, size D (3) crochet hook, and 1 marker (for striped bag only).
Gauge: 6 stitches to an inch, using a size 5 needle. It is very important to get this gauge! If you are a loose knitter and you cannot get the 6 stitches with a size 5, try a 4. If you are already a tight knitter and get 7 or 8 stitches using a 5, try using a size 6 needle instead.