Meander Backpack

Well, sure you need a place for your sketchpad and pencils. The Greek Key, or meander, design mimics tapestry crochet with its strategically placed post stitches.

Designer: Lisa Soutendijk

Finished Size: 16 (18¾)” high, 25 (28¼)” circumference.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% wool; 215 yd [197 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #375 rue (MC), 2 (3) skeins; #240 pink-a-boo (A) and #745 wild iris (B), 1 skein each.

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

Notions: Yarn needle; 6 st markers (m); 4″ length of cardboard for tassels; 12″ x 44″ piece of fabric for optional lining.

Gauge: First 7 rnds = 4″, 18 sts and 14 rows = 4″ in patt. Each Greek key block = 3½” square.

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