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Mill Stream Backpack
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Hands-free! Whether you are a busy mother chasing toddlers, a cycling enthusiast, or have suddenly found yourself on crutches or a walker, this backpack is a pretty alternative to commercial backpacks.
Mill Stream is lined in fabric to show off the lacy stitch pattern and to keep your valuables safe inside. The photographed model was double-lined with white fabric on the outside in addition to a coordinating print for the inner lining.
The decorative shoulder cord is woven behind long stitches (tr) at the top
borders, threaded through an eyelet on each side, then knotted inside.
Complete text instructions are included as well as a stitch chart for the lace pattern.

Finished Size (blocked):  12" wide x 14" deep  (30.5 cm x 35.5 cm)

Gauge: 27 sc and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm), in lace pattern,
2 repeats = 4¼" (10.75 cm)
Gauge is not critical for this design.

Skills Required: Basic crochet sts, working in rows and rounds

Yarn: Light Weight Yarn, 410 yards
Model worked in Nomotta Catania, 3 skeins.

Note: Yarn amounts are only guaranteed when working pattern to the specified gauge and to the original pattern size.

Hook: Size US E-4 (3.5 mm)

Extras: Yarn/tapestry needle
¼" (7mm) Eyelets - 2 (Dritz® 659-65)
⅛" diameter decorative cord - 12 feet (4m)
Lining fabric - ½ yard (½m) for each layer
Sewing thread and needle