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Athena Owl Bag was inspired by vintage macrame owl designs. The feather-like shell stitch decorates the front of the bag, and crab stitch trim finishes the edges. Crochet your own strap or finish the look with a pre-made handbag strap! 

The instructions are written in US crochet terms, with step-by-step photos and charts. There are two options for making the body of the bag. Option 1 has the decorative shells added separately after the body is complete - this will work well if the shells are in different colours. Option 2 works the shells at the same time as the body with short rows - this works well if making the bag in one colour. 

When made with DK weight yarnand 3.75mm hook the finished bag will measure about 15cm/6½ in wide.

Athena Owl Bag

SKU: CRO202201
    • chain stitch
    • work in a round
    • work in rows
    • single crochet
    • increase/decrease
    • slip stitch
    • half double crochet
    • double crochet
    • work around a chain
    • work into 3rd loop / back hump of a chain
    • crab stitch (reverse single crochet)
    • work in front loop/ back loop
  • The crochet pattern can be made in a variety of yarn combinations, more structured yarns like cord, jute and cotton will work well also - thicker yarns will produce a bigger bag. 

    Below are the yarns I used to make the 4 samples for the pattern: 

    Sample 1 - 2 balls/65gr Scheepjes Mighty 
    3.75mm (F) hook 
    Finished size - 15cm/6in wide 

    Sample 2 - 1 ball Rowan Summerlite DK 
    1 ball Rowan Summerlite 4ply 
    3.75mm (F) hook 
    Finished size - 14cm/ 5½in wide 

    Sample 3 - 2mm nylon cord - needs about 105m of cord 
    4.5mm hook 
    Finished size - 18cm/7in wide 

    Sample 4 - Paper Raffia (1 x 200m ball) 
    4.5mm hook 
    Finished size - 20cm / 7¾ in wide

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