Decima by Isa Catepillán


May 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in over Alpine Stitch using 3.5mm hook
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
850 yards (777 m)
One size
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One size: 38cm / 15” deep x 28cm / 11” wide at top

Yarn: Purl Soho Blackbird Linen (DK-weight; 100% linen; 160m / 175yds per 100g ball)

Colour-blocked sample:
Yarn A: Ruby Pink; 2 skeins
Yarn B: Galapagos Teal; 2 skeins
Yarn C: Warm Copper; 1 skein

Single-colour sample:
Shade: Silver Thistle; 5 skeins

Yarn A: Approx. 314m / 343yds of DK-weight yarn.
Yarn B: Approx. 303m / 331yds of DK-weight yarn.
Yarn C: Approx. 160m / 175yds of DK-weight yarn.

approx. 777m / 849yds in total

NOTE: Please refer to Pattern Notes for important information on yarn requirements before purchasing yarn.

Gauge: 19 sts & 14 rows = 10cm / 4” over Alpine Stitch using 3.5mm hook, before and after blocking.
22 sts & 15 rows = 10cm / 4” over Double Seed Stitch using 3.5mm hook, before and after blocking.
20 sts & 24 rows = 10cm /4” over Moss Stitch using 4mm hook, before and after blocking
NOTE: Please refer to Pattern Notes for important information on gauge.

Hooks: 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
4mm (US G/6) hook
Notions: 5 locking/removable stitch markers, two buckles per strap (optional), tapestry needle.

Notes: Decima is a reversible crochet bag that is
worked from the bottom up in the round. It is constructed from two bottom sections (one placed inside the other to make it reversible) plus one top section that joins the two bottom pieces together. There are two strap options, a long version and short version; alternatively, leather or chain straps could be used, or straps can be omitted.

Yarn requirements
The yarn amounts given will be enough for the bag, one long strap and one short strap. However, almost all of the yarn will be used so it is important to match gauge on all three stitch patterns. If in doubt, it is advised to purchase extra yarn.

If you are unable to achieve the required row gauge for both Alpine Stitch and Double Seed Stitch, you may need to work more or fewer rounds to reach the measurements given, which may result in requiring additional yarn. Alternatively, the length of the bottom sections may be adjusted to fit your available
yarn; either way, it is important that both bottom sections are the same length before joining.

US crochet terms used throughout.