Abracadabra Bag

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.


Designer: Teresa Alvarez

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.


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