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Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5
Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5
Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5
Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5
Crescent Hobo Bag to Knit K3.5

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This versatile and roomy bag, with a zip closure, has an optional key chain and fabric lining with 2 pockets (illustrated instructions included).

The adjustable shoulder strap attaches to the bag with a "D" ring, a hook and 2 rings each side.

One garter stitch ridge (2 knit rows) is repeated in each of 4 colors across bag.


9 sts and 9 garter st ridges (18 rows) = 2" (5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 17.5" wide x 13.5" deep (44 x 34cm)


  • Sock yarn, 255 yards (233m) of each of 4 colors OR 1020 yards (930m) for one-color bag
  • 3/4 yard (69cm) of 45" (114cm) wide lightweight cotton or similar fabric for lining (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Removable marker
  • 16" (40.5cm) brass zipper, bag type, medium weight
  • 2 gold-tone D rings, 1 1/2" (4cm)
  • 2 gold-tone hooks that close, 1 1/4" (3.2cm)
  • 4 gold-tone rings, 1 1/8" (2.9cm) diameter
  • 8 gold-tone buttons, 3/8" (1cm) diameter
  • 1 key ring (optional)