#05 Recycle Tote by Linda Cyr

#05 Recycle Tote

April 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (pre-felting)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
1305 yards (1193 m)
19"x15"x7"/48cm x 38cm x 18cm
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This pattern is available from store.vogueknitting.com for $4.00.

Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2008 #5
design by Linda Cyr
SKU: K1SS08_05 (792)

Archived version of this FREE pattern (which may contain errors) is still available: https://web.archive.org/web/20100208131933/http://www.knit1mag.com/patterns/2008/spring/k1recycletote.pdf

Pattern description from Knit.1, Spring/Summer 2008: “Iconic recycling arrows are crocheted, felted and sewn onto Linda Cyr’s reusable felted market bad, worked in the round in 100% untreated natural color wool ‘Ecologico’ by Schachenmayr Nomotta/Westminster Fibers. The lining is sturdy canvas; the straps, durable cotton webbing.”

Pattern description from vogueknitting.com: “A fresh perspective on a perennial favorite, this sturdy felted bag is worked in the round in untreated natural-color wool and embossed with iconic crocheted recycling arrows.”

Difficulty Level: 3 of 4


  • 13 skeins in #84 Black/Grey (MC) of Ecologico by Schachenmayr Nomotta/Westminster Yarns Fibers, Inc., 1¾oz/50g, 87yd/80m, (wool)
  • 2 skeins #81 Ecru/Grey (CC)
  • One size 10 (6mm) 24”/60cm circular needle OR SIZE TO GET THE GAUGE
  • Size K-10½ (6.5mm) crochet hook
  • 1yd/1m cotton canvas lining fabric
  • 1yd/1m 2”/5cm wide cotton webbing
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Sewing machine (optional)


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 19” x 15” x 7”/48cm x 38cm x 18cm

GAUGE 16 sts and 22 rows to 4”/10cm over St st (pre-felting).

This project is shown on page 33 of Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2008 but the instructions can only be found on the website.