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To our new-look, new year newsletter! Each month it will be winging its way to your inbox, packed with all the latest news, previews and a special free pattern for you to enjoy. If you've resolved to spend more time hooking this year, you'll be spoilt for choice with Inside Crochet.
Claire Montgomerie, Editor


Sophisticated colour and elegant cables await you in issue 49, with 20 gorgeous patterns from top designers, including Amanda Perkins from The Natural Dye Studio. We chat with Meredith Crawford from One Sheepish Girl and take a tour of Jane Crowfoot's studio. Click to find out more.


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This bag is really just a never-ending granny circle. It is a fast crochet, but with a lot of ends to weave in. We recommend you do it as you go. Please note: this pattern uses US terminology throughout. A handy translation guide can be found here.


● Pickles Økologisk bomull, thin
● 50g each of 5 colours
● 5mm hook
● 4mm dpns


Fits a standard yoga mat.


Start with an adjustable ring, or begin with 5ch and join into ring with a sl st.

Rnd 1: 15 sc in the ring.
Rnd 2, 3 and 4: 2 sc in each st.
Rnd 5 and 6: 1 sc in each st.
Rnd 7: 2 sc in each st.
Rnd 8, 9 and 10: 1 sc in each st.
Rnd 11: 3ch, dc in next 2 sts, 2ch, *dc in next 3 sts, 2ch * repeat between * and * throughout the round, sl st to first st.
Rnd 12: 3ch, 3 dc in the ch sp, * 2ch, 3 dc in the ch sp * rep between * and * throughout the round, sl st to first st.
Repeat the last round until the bag is long enough.
Photography © Heidi and Anna Pickles


Rnd 1: 1 sc in each st.
Rnd 2: * 2ch, dc in 3rd st and the next st * repeat between *and * throughout the round, sl st to first st.


Make an i-cord: Cast on 4 sts on dpns. Knit 1 row. *Do NOT turn the work, but slide the stitches to the other end of the needle and knit them again with the working yarn tightended behind the work*. Repeat until the cord is long enough. Bind off.
Thread the cord through the holes and sew both ends to the bottom of the bag.
Published authors Heidi and Anna are the duo behind popular Norwegian yarn brand Pickles. You can read more about them on their website, as well as purchase yarn from their shop and access more patterns – many of them free.
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