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Clematis Shopping Bag Crochet Version

(132C)
Difficulty: Easy

The Clematis Shopping Bag is the stylish alternative to a reusable shopping bag. Perfect for the mall, groceries, or as a picnic/lunch tote for the whole family. The bag can be made striped and adorned with the Clematis flower for an eminently feminine look, or try rugby stripes or solids (without flower) for a great-looking but entirely unisex and utilitarian bag.

Felted bags are particularly well-suited as totes for groceries and picnics 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.

 

See the Additional Details Tab below for more information about finished dimensions, gauge, yarn requirements, and other necessary materials to complete this project.


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  • Yarn, beads, and thread

    Yarn, Beads, and Thread Combination Pack

    (SWBT-)

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    Using Shepherd's Wool yarn colors as the organizing principle, we have created color-matched packages that include a 250yd (228m) skein of Shepherd's Wool premium merino yarn, a 1 gram package of no. 8 seed beads, and 80yd (73m) bobbin of nylon beading thread. Choose from our color suggestions, or, for unconventional yarn with thread and bead combinations, shop our seed beads and thread combinations and pair with your favorite shade of Shepherd's Wool. Try Citron beads and thread with Misty Blue yarn. Or choose Milk Chocolate Shepherd's Wool with Pink beads and thread. Or pick your own wonderful combination!

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  • Shepherd's Wool yarn in select colors

    Shepherds Wool Worsted

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    I am delighted to let you know that Stonehedge Fiber Mill will continue to sell their gorgeous 100% USA-Made Merino to Noni! We began our businesses at almost the same time and became connected way back in 2008. Nonibags are best made with this yarn. I am excited about the ways that Stonehedge Fiber Mill is evolving and moving toward hand-dyeing. It's so exciting! More to come as they introduce new future colors and products!

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  • Bag Feet, 24mm, 16mm, and 12mm

    Bag Feet

    (BF6-)

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    Metal Finish:

    Our line of classic bag feet are low profile with a raised edge around the top. The timeless styling makes these bag feet the ideal finishing touch for both elegant evening bags as well as casual, every-day totes.

    Available in multiple finishes and sizes that work with all of the purse frames and embellishments we carry, we have the perfect feet for your bag. 

    Feet are packaged in groups of 6 for your convenience. We recommend purchasing bag feet in tandem with our extra stiff bag bottom Stiffener.

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Finished Dimensions

Clematis Shopping Bag

12" (30cm) wide
7" (17.5cm) deep
16" (40cm) tall


Clematis Flower

10" (25cm) from petal tip to petal tip


Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid beginner: Requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, and some simple hand-sewing.


Gauge

Pre-felted gauge: 11 stitches and 13 rounds = 4" (10cm) with a double strand of worsted weight yarn.


Materials

Yarn Requirements 

Bags: 840 yds (768m) Spring Green (A)
         1050 yds (960m) Mint (B)
Flowers
         100 yds (91.5m) Lime (C)
         210 yds (192m) Violet (D)
         40 yds (36.5) white Fizz (E)

Needles and Other Materials

Size L (8mm) hook for bag
Size H (5mm) hook for flowers
Locking stitch markers
Sewing needle
Nylon sewing thread
13.5 x 22.5 in sheet of stiffener
4-6 Noni 24mm bag feet OR 4 - 8 Noni Gumdrop Bag Feet

Pictured Samples

The sample pictured was created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in Spring Green and Mint with Violet and Lime flowers and white Fizz in the center.

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Clematis Flower

First Edition

Rows 6 - 16: Ch 1, turn; sc in each stitch across - 14 stitches.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 12 stitches.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 10 stitches.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 8 stitches.
Row 20: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog, sc - 6 stitches.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn; sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc - 4 stitches.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc2tog - 2 stitches.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog - 1 stitch. Finish off.