This is the lunch-sized companion to the Clematis Shopping Bag. A stylish alternative to the typical plastic lunch sack, it can be made striped and adorned with the Peony flower for an eminently feminine look, or try rugby stripes or solids (without flower) for a great-looking but entirely unisex and utilitarian tote.
Felted bags are well-suited as lunch totes because they are naturally insulated, don't lose their shape or their immense carrying capabilities when wet, and withstand even harsh treatment, all the while looking fantastic.
Little Purse Lunch Bag
9" (22.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
12" (30cm) tall
4 1/2" (11.25cm) from edge to edge of flower
5" (12.5cm) long stem
1 1/2" (3.75cm) diameter bud
Intrepid beginner: Requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, and some simple hand-sewing.
Pre-felted gauge: 11 stitches and 13 rounds = 4" (10cm) with a double strand of worsted weight yarn.
Lunch Bag: 579 yards (529m) Orange
579 yards (529m) Canteloupe
Peony Flower: 50 yards (46m) Lime
185 yards (169m) Fuchsia
10 yards (9m) Fizz in pale yellow
Nylon sewing thread
Size L (8 mm) crochet hook for lunch bag
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook for peony flower
4 bag rings (optional-not pictured)
4 - 6 Noni 24mm bag feet
Amazing Magnetic Snap (for use with optional closure tab - not pictured)
13.5 x 22.5 in sheet of stiffener
Locking stitch markers
No errors have been reported for this pattern.