Helping Hand Walker Bag

Aug 16, 2010
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Worked in modern colors, this bag is sporty as well as sturdy enough to carry essentials from place to place. This craftivism project, worked in worsted yarn, works up quickly.

Designer Sarah Read
Finished Size: 9" by 12".
Yarn:
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted (100% superwash wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #SW117 sable (A), #SW36 serendipity turquoise (B), #SW 190 cactus (C), 1 skein each.
Hook:
Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions:
Yarn needle; two 1¼" wooden toggle buttons; one 1 5/8" wooden toggle button (Belle Buttons by Dritz used); decorative buttons (optional).
Gauge:
17 sts and 22 rows = 4" in sc (including fsc).


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on Aug 17, 2010 6:14 PM

Can't wait to make a few of these.  The bag looks nice, and the person with the walker will love being able to carry things from one room to another!     -- CraftyScout609

Netagene wrote
on Aug 29, 2010 10:07 PM

A friend and I both are high partial legally blind. I'm sort of his "other mother" because of 28 years' age difference. We ride the same paratransit bus to work and most other places. Saturday we both needed to buy some groceries, and we each took our own sturdy upright metal carts so we could buy heavier things (soft drinks, clothes detergent). He usually wears cargo pants to take his billfold, keys, sunglasses, etc., and I usually stuff the 2 pockets of my slacks and carry a real small shoulder bag. I had just mentioned to him that even though sewing would be a lot faster, that's now out for me, but I CAN knit some and crochet a lot - and it's past time I crocheted a bag for each of us to put on the handle of our upright cart. I'm not much of a sesigner, but I can make such as that! Then in browsing in the magazines, I found the fall Interweave Crochet magazine and bought it withou even opening it. In waiting for the bus to go home, I looked at the magazine ... and saw this pattern! As a crocheter since I was little, when I became blind at age 59 (almost 7 years ago), I was happy to know that I could still crochet, even when I was almost totally blind (my sight has since stabilized and improved thanks to God and some excellent doctors). Of course I DO mostly use worsted weight and at least a "G" hook - but I do a lot as much by feel as by (limited) sight! This pattern is an incentive for me to make us each a bag to put on our carts! You can see me at http://blindedbyinsight.blogspot.com   Netagene in Birmingham, Alabama

Sharonkc wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 2:07 PM

Love this pattern, going to make several for the local nursing home.  Thank you.

 

Sharonkc wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 2:07 PM

Love this pattern, going to make several for the local nursing home.  Thank you.

 

Sharonkc wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 2:07 PM

Love this pattern, going to make several for the local nursing home.  Thank you.

 

Sharonkc wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 2:08 PM

Love this pattern, going to make several for the local nursing home.  Thank you.

 

Sharonkc wrote
on Jun 8, 2011 2:08 PM

Love this pattern, going to make several for the local nursing home.  Thank you.

 

mimseycal wrote
on Jan 12, 2012 7:32 AM

I've adapted this for my wheelchair by the simple expedience of adjusting the tabs so that they fit over the arm rests. Works great and is a simple way of coordinating my wheelchair to my outfit. I'm the envy of all ;)