Millennium Style French Shopping Bag

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Millennium Style French Shopping Bag Pattern


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Knitting: Millennium Style French Shopping Bag
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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills

Pattern Description:

An easy pattern to knit up in the round! This has a unique pattern stitch, on an easy 3 row repeat! Top has easy knit in handles. This is made from cotton crochet thread, and using a 16”inch circular US # 9. Uses 2 strands held together for durability. Finished size is about 11” by 12”. This folds flat to stick in your purse. Then when shopping unfold this bag, and you are ready to shop!


Gauge: (measured over pattern stitch)
9 sts = 2 inches, and 6 rows = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: approx. 11 inches wide by 12 inches high, without handles


  • Materials: Cotton Crochet Thread: 80 yds each of 3 colors desired, plus about 250 yds of plain color to be used with the three colors. 1 16 inch circular needle, U.S. #9

Suggested yarn:

490 yards of Lace weight


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The Frugal Knitting Haus was founded in July of 1989. It began around the innovative patterns of our founder, designing quick and simple patterns using up leftover scraps of yarn. Since her start, hundreds of knitting patterns have been designed and are available through the eight different books that are published by the Frugal Knitting Haus. The patterns are all different, but the design ...

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