Did you happen to notice the bag I was sporting in my post about Spelga? It just another of the small things I've been working on recently and got finished.
It’s basically just a big Granny square (30 rounds in this case but you could do anything from 26 to 30) with the sides gathered in; two are less gathered and are for the handles to be attached and the other two, which are more tightly gathered, make the mouth to allow the bag to open. I found the pattern on the internet years ago but can’t remember where. The bag is lined with cotton fabric and has two big pockets.
I thought this big button would match the bag well.
I used Rowan Cotton Glacé for the Granny square (except the aubergine which is Rico cotton) – yarn that’s been in my stash for at least five years. There are seven different colours but one of these (the yellowish colour called Ochre) is repeated between each of the other colours. The two edges for the handles are crocheted in Persimmon and the other two edges and tab for the button are done in Heather. The remaining colours used in the bag are Shoot (the light green), Ivy (I think this is the dark green otherwise it has been discontinued) and Sky (the blue). Handles came from my local wool shop in Rathfriland.
I really love my new bag!
This is another small crochet project that I’ve worked on recently and is now finito.
Hope you like it! It's really easy to make; it would make a great present, wouldn't it? If it was possible to get smaller handles I think it would be nice made about half this size too.
I'm thinking of other bags to make now. Crocheted....knitted....even sewn. So many ideas, like beautiful butterflies flitting about in my head, but nowhere near enough time to make everything I'd like to! It's so frustrating.....but kind of exciting too.
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