Indulge in the softness of Mrs. Crosby Satchel
speckles and semi-solids in your favorite color combinations for this go-to wardrobe staple. Then give Lorna’s Laces String Quintets
a try and make another one just for fun!Skill Level:
Easy in-the-round Required Skills:
Crochet cast on, knitting in-the-round on circular needles. One size Finished measurements:
26”/66cm circumference, 20 ½“/52cm height Gauge:
25 sts and 33 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch; 23 sts and 34 rounds = 4”/10cm in pattern stitch. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished piece. Take time to check gauge.Materials:
- Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 400yds. Models shown in Mrs. Crosby Satchel (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 370yds/100g) in Rueppell’s Griffon (MC) with Scarlet Ibis (CC), 1 skein each and in Bahama Woodstar (MC) with Smoky Granite (CC), 1 skein each. Also shown in Lorna’s Laces String Quintet (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% nylon, 535 yds) in colorway Saxophone.
- Needles: US 5/3.75mm circular needle 16”, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Crochet hook: size F/3.75mm
- 1 stitch marker
- Yarn needle
Project begins with a crochet cast on which is joined to work in the round. If you need help with this cast on, check out this video
. Joining to work in the round is explained in this video.
Although any cast on will do for this project, the crochet cast on is used because it mimics a standard bind off.
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