Dont let this size fool you! The 13 by 13 size holds so many items, it will amaze you! IT is very fun to knit, and we at Frugal Haus, uses this as a purse! We love the shoulder strap that is knit in, right with the bag! It is fun, easy and fast to make! Try a textured nubby yarn for a very stylish effect! Uses worsted weight yarns, knitting needles, US # 10.5, in 29 inch circular length. Knit up in fun variegated or plain colors to have a whole closet full of these bags! Makes a great beach bag and shopping bag!