Project: Inga’s Häkelbeutel
Size: 18×18 inch
Pattern By: Inga Joana Mertins
Yarn: Various colors of RHSS and mystery yarns.
Pattern from: Ravelry
Notes: You may remember I made a series of 16 Square Target squares from the “200 Crochet Squares” book last year. This is the project they were for. Since the squares were 7 inch, my bag is pretty large! At 18×18 inches it holds a lot. To get it to stand up for the picture I stuffed it with a lapghan and several skeins of yarn and it still isn’t full.
This pattern is a marvel of construction. It makes a flat bottomed bag with a beautiful shape. I made the handles 6 rows instead of the 3 called for since my squares were so big. But remember that you add two more rows when you finish it by crocheting all around the top of the bag. I found it helpful to mark the A B C and D squares to correspond with the pattern diagram so that I didn’t end up attaching something in the wrong place.
I love this pattern. I’m already starting on a second bag as a gift. :D