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  • Nancy

    I absolutely LOVE your Bumble Bee Backpack! I’m making it for my 15 month old granddaughter for her trip to Japan with her mom and dad! I’m planning on filling it with crayons, coloring book, books, snacks etc. to keep her busy on the plane.
    I do have a couple of questions I hope you can help me out with.
    1. I’m using Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 and my bags dimensions are about 2 inches different than yours. do I need to make the bag with an acrylic worsted yarn? (I’m don’t think it should matter right nowsince Himari is still small. My question is more for future bumble bee bags)
    2. You list the gauge as 12hdc x 8 rows =4″ with I-9 hook but I don’t see any hdc stitches in the pattern. Am I missing something?
    3. As with the HDC, there’s also DC in the abbreviation section although again, I can’t seem to find any of those stitches. What am I missing?

    Would love to hear back from you at your earliest convenience since they are leaving early next month and I want to have this finished before then to give it to them.

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Nancy,
      I’m so glad you like Bumble Bee Backpack and hope your little granddaughter will love it and enjoy her trip.
      Yes, I think it’ll be not given big different if you use acrylic worsted or any cotton blend yarn for this backpack pattern. Also you can make a bigger size bag holding two worsted yarns together.
      I made my 4″x 4″ swatch with HDC that’s why I included HDC in abbreviations section. DC in the abbreviation is a typo I will fix it and update.
      It seems like everyone will get confused about the HDC stitch count instead of SC on the gauge so I’ll update it with the SC, too. 🙂
      Thank you so much for letting me know about all of these errors and mistakes. If you have more questions don’t hesitate to ask again. I’m happy to help you any time.

      P.S I’m making another backpack right now and hope to publish the pattern very soon on the blog! 🙂

      Have a nice day!
      Erangi from Crochet For You.

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