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Scheepjes YARN Bookazine 12 Romance Caird Bag by Ingrid Peters
Scheepjes YARN Bookazine 12 Romance Caird Bag by Ingrid Peters (2)
Category YARN Bookazine 12 - Romance, Women, Accessories
Suggested yarn Softfun Denim, Maxi Sweet Treat
Type Bag
Technique crochet
Sizes 40 x 35cm (15.7 x 8.3in)
Languages dutch english-uk
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YARN 12 - Caird Bag

By Ingrid Peters

YARN 12 - Caird Bag

Like her sister Effie, Sophie Gray (later Caird) was a Pre-Raphaelite muse. A portrait by her brother-in-law Millais shows her wearing a dress embroidered with a heart and heartsease or viola flowers, inspiring the hand-embroidered nature motifs on the detailed buttons of this bag.


  • Scheepjes Softfun Denim (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 50g/140m)
    Yarn A: 501 x 6 balls
  • Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat (100% Mercerised Cotton; 25g/140m)
    Yarn B: 128 Tyrian Purple x 1 ball
    Yarn C: 192 Scarlet x 1 ball
    Yarn D: 249 Saffron x 1 ball
    Yarn E: 390 Poppy Rose x 1 ball
    Yarn F: 401 Dark Teal x 1 ball
    Yarn G: 510 Sky Blue x 1 ball
    Yarn H: 189 Royal Orange x 1 ball
  • 3.5mm and 4mm crochet hooks
  • 36 x ø 23mm Prym self-cover buttons with mould, item no. 323.217
  • 1 x ø 19mm Prym magnetic press fastener, item no. 416.480
  • 5 pieces 25 x 25cm velvet fabric in any colour(s)
  • 40 x 150cm Tissu de Marie navy blue cotton fabric for lining, item no. 96244-37
  • 21 x 35cm wooden bag bottom, item no. 67459
  • 2 x 53cm Prym faux leather bag handles, item no. 615.160
  • Small embroidery hoop, item no. 10221
  • Air erasable pen (optional), item no. M9470
  • Sewing machine + supplies

Approx. 40cm (15.7in) high
35cm (13.8in) wide
21cm (8.3in) deep


This is a beginner level pattern.

The pattern for the Caird Bag appears in YARN Bookazine 12 Romance, published by Scheepjes. YARN Bookazine is available in print in both UK English and Dutch language and is available from Scheepjes retailers or by subscription below:

Unfortunately, there is an error in the printed version of the Caird Bag pattern. The errata is available here.

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