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Category Scheepjes Publications, Accessories, Jellina Creations
Suggested yarn MIGHTY, Metropolis
Type Bag
Technique crochet
Sizes 36 x 38cm (14.3 x 15in)
Languages dutch english-uk english-us french german spain swedish
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YARN The After Party 97 - Polka Pop Tote

By Jellina Verhoeff

An essential accessory for popping down to the shops, the Polka Pop Tote, designed by Jellina Verhoeff, perfectly combines practicality with a touch of fun. With the body made using our new jute and cotton blend yarn, Mighty, you can rest assured that this tote will fulfil its duty to safely carry your milk and eggs home time and time again. The added pompoms in popping colours of Metropolis yarn further give this tote a playful feel that is sure to spread some much-needed cheer during this gloomy time of year.

The Polka Pop Tote is made using 8 balls of Scheepjes Mighty yarn in colour 752 Oak and 6 balls of Scheepjes Metropolis in 6 different colours (8 pompoms per colour). If you feel like treating yourself and going crazy with colours, however, a pompom can be made using one of the mini 10-gram balls to be found in our Metropolis Colour Pack!

Materials

  • Scheepjes Mighty (32% Jute, 68% Cotton; 50g/80m)
    Yarn A: 752 Oak x 8 balls
  • Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 50g/200m)
    Yarn B: 036 Tehran x 1 ball
    Yarn C: 031 Canberra x 1 ball
    Yarn D: 055 Lima x 1 ball
    Yarn E: 014 Lahore x 1 ball
    Yarn F: 076 Sevilla x 1 ball
    Yarn G: 059 Montreal x 1 ball
  • Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat (100% Mercerised Cotton; 25g/140m)
    Yarn H: 1 ball of any colour, used to mark cnrs of squares to make joining easier, and to sew pompoms to bag
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 5 stitch markers
  • Pompom maker 2.5cm
  • 0.5m lining fabric
  • Sewing thread
  • Bag handles 60cm
  • Magnetic closure

The pattern for the Polka Pop Tote, designed by Jellina Verhoeff, is featured in YARN The After Party 97. This issue of YARN The After Party is available as a printed booklet in English (UK), Dutch, German and Swedish via Scheepjes retailers, or as a digital download via Ravelry in these languages plus English (US), French and Spanish.

About the designer

Meet Jellina! Jellina is a creative, married woman who has three sons. She caught the crochet bug in 2009 and started writing blogs and designing her very own patterns soon after. Crochet is her passion - it is on her mind 24/7. She gets inspired by everything around her, but mainly from quilt designs as she loves the graphic patterns that are common in the quilting world.

Her motto is to enjoy the whole process from start till finish. Avoid starting a shawl one day and wanting to wear it the next, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Crocheting must be relaxing, so take your time selecting patterns and colourful yarns and enjoy it to the fullest!

Check our Jellina’s gorgeous patterns on her website https://www.jellina-creations.nl/.

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