Abracadabra bag by Teresa Alvarez

Abracadabra bag

March 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
376 yards (344 m)
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

Check this magic morphing: Rectangles of raffia hairpin lace are swooped to form circles, and then a crochet edging transforms them into squares. Two sizes of squares are joined into a larger almost-square for a bag with swerve. Leave it unlined or add a contrasting fabric lining.

Finished Size: 9” short side, 13” long side, excluding handles.

Yarn: Pierrot Yarns Amian (100% plant fiber; 94 yd 86 m/1½ oz 40 g): #612-26 pickles (MC), 2 skeins; #612-28 burnt umber (CC1), #612-23 poppy red (CC2), 1 skein each.

Hook Size: G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Adjustable hairpin lace loom; yarn needle; bag handles 13” long.

Gauge: 16 lps = 4” in hairpin lace (without stretching); small square = 3½“ unblocked.