I wanted a bag to carry my laptop in when I'm out.
No gauge is necessary for this pattern.
My Grandmother made the most beautiful embroidery and crocheted things. Trouble is she wouldn't teach me because I was "too little". So I would watch her as she worked and then sneak some thread and a hook and try things for myself. It's been over 40 years since then and I'm just getting the hang of it. LOL!