Thandeka African Messenger Bag

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Thandeka African Messenger Bag Pattern


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Knitting: Thandeka African Messenger Bag
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Thandeka African Messenger Bag Thandeka
Thandeka African Messenger Bag Thandeka
Thandeka African Messenger Bag Thandeka
Thandeka African Messenger Bag Thandeka

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stranded colourwork
  • Sc crochet
  • Sew

Pattern Description:

Thandeka - meaning Beloved in the Zulu culture. The first in our African Design Series, Thandeka is truly an original, incorporating traditional authentic African design in a simple, elegant messenger bag. This piece will surely become your Beloved.


6.5 sts x 8 rows = 1"


  • Dk yarn
  • 3mm pointed needles
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • 1" strapping
  • D-rings

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Elle Pure Gold

About Designer

About Designer

Ellie Coetzee on
Bobbin Hobnobbin
by Ellie Coetzee
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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I have dabbled in many areas in my life and I consider myself a naturally creative and artistic soul. I initially studied architecture straight out of secondary school but soon realized it was not my dream. But today I still appreciate the simple beauty of glass, metal and stone that are our dwellings and I think architecture will always hold a special place in my heart.

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