In full blue – Delft-inspired bag

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Inspired by the myriad blues of Delftware pottery, Jane Crowfoot’s Delft blanket has caused a style stir! Here’s a fresh incarnation of the distinctive design, on a practical bag. This is a trickier make involving lots of similar shades, so take your time with it and be sure to work under a good light.



To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

Stylecraft Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298m) in Cream (2305), Oatmeal (2303), Denim (2322), Navy (2313)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

A 4mm (US G/6) hook       

Stitch markers

40 Debbie Abrahams seed beads, size 6 in Denim (43) (available at www.debbieabrahamsbeads.co.uk)

23cm zipper (available from www.johnlewis.com)

Lining fabric, approx 75x60cm

Basic sewing kit

2m blue cord

For yarn stockists contact Stylecraft on 01484 848435 or www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing bag inside issue 83


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Inspired by the myriad blues of Delftware pottery, Jane Crowfoot’s Delft blanket has caused a style stir! Here’s a fresh incarnation of the distinctive design, on a practical bag. This is a trickier make involving lots of similar shades, so take your time with it and be sure to work under a good light.