I used a chart that was in the Paton's book that I got the pattern from. I was a little disappointed with my bag, for several reasons, one because it was my first project, and they never seen to go like you planned, but it was a lot of fun, and I'm already planning one for my MIL and my SIL! The hard part is picking the color combinations!! And if you get the pattern book, there is also a change purse in there that you can make with the leftover yarn. Mine is still drying though. I should have it done this week, and then I'll post a picture!