Create a contrasting lining as you go with double-density motifs stitched together into a hobo-style bag. The only sewing involved is attaching the handles to the bag.
Designer Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size 18″ wide by 12½” tall. MC part of strap: 20″ long (not including metal O-rings).
Yarn Red Heart Soft Yarn (100% acrylic; 256 yd [234 m]/5 oz [140 g]): #4422 tangerine (MC), 3 skeins; #9820 mid blue (CC), 2 skeins. Note: You will need only a small amount of the 3rd skein of the MC.
Hook Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions 17 st markers (short pieces of yarn or safety pins will work fine); yarn needle; 4 solid 1.5″ diameter metal O-rings. Optional: 2 balloons for blocking purposes.
Gauge Lining square: 4.25″ by 4.25″. Motif worked through Rnd 4: 4.25″ by 4.25″.