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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, ...

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One Ball French Shopping Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : One Ball French Shopping Bag
One Ball French Shopping Bag

Pattern Description:

Easy, French style shopping bag, made with only one ball of Lily Sugar and Cream Super Ball, about 4 ounces. Uses 1 , 16 inch circular US # 5, and straight needles # 9. This bag will stretch to about 15 inches long when items placed inside. This is a very sturdy tote for groceries, and other shopping needs! Make in any color and give some as gifts. Saves on plastic grocery bags! Easy 5 row repeat, and is done in no time at all. Everyone will want this shopping tote!


Gauge - 4 sts = 1 inch and
about 6 rows = 1 inch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Body of bag is about 11" by 11", not counting the handles.


  • Uses only one ball of Lily Sugar and Cream Super Size ball! (4 ounce ball or about 200 yards of 100 percent cotton yarn), 1 - 16 inch circular needle US # 7 and one pair of US # 9 needles.

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lily Sugar and Cream Super Size Ball


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