Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crochet Bag

Instead of going back to work I have been mooching and getting funky with the hook. No matter how frugal one might be, one can never really have too many handbags yes? Behold the newest edition to the crochet stable - a big fat purple bag loosely based on this pattern here.

Basically I used three strands of different yarns, crocheting in the ends after each color change as I went along. I used up lots of balls in the wool box mixing up sock yarn, alpaca wool and various tea cosy colours.

Instead of separate straps, I marked the center front and back, and then continued in two sections, decreasing two stitches each row until I got to 10 stitches where I just continued on until the handle got to a comfortable length, and then stitched the two sections together. It is roomy and strong and thick and sits nicely over my hip. I guess mostly one might see this sort of handle style on a dilly bag with a circle base, but I wanted the option of carrying an A4 workbook if necessary. (Or the paper!) I am most pleased.

purdy colors.


Grand Purl Baa said...

Very hippy.

Errr.... happy.

Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

Love it...and me being a "older" hippy I like it!

Debbie said...

It is a great bag and a lovely colour. It is a great way to use up half balls of wool :0)

Marla said...

Are you kidding me? That bag is outrageous! I absolutely love it. You are quite the talented duck-herder.