I really liked a lot about this design, but there is one big exception. The execution!
I’d been reading about how working into the back loops only allows mosaic work to line up better, so I gave it a try. And I hated it. The fabric, which normally is dense when using this method was so thin, that you can see the green table thru two layers of crochet work. It is also very stretchy, too stretchy for a bag. Even when I lined the bag with cotton, it was too floppy for my taste.
I will be frogging this bag and remaking it. Once I get that done, get it tech edited and it meets my standards I’ll post up the pattern.