Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Crochet Bags!

Once in a while you find a fantastic yarn that inspires you to use it sparingly, but effectively, in a project that is going to get a good outing. This is the second time this has happened to me.

It was in a clearance bin at Teasels, a yarn shop near Bakers Arms in Leyton/Walthamstow (debatable, but I think it does come under Leyton) in East London. It was a wiggly yarn with many colours, but the main colour was a teal, with inclusions of cobalt, rose, some gold, a little green and some white. I wanted something small so I didn't risk running out of the stuff, so I found a pattern I liked it Carry-Alongs, a crochet bag book that I got from Wendy for my birtday. I liked a stitch pattern in it but not the entire bag itself, so I took the stitch pattern and made it into a little bag, alternating the really cool yarn with black DK for contrast.

I played it by ear, remembering to make little flaps to sew round the plastic circular handles. It was too small for me, but it was quickly snapped up by my little one, and as you can see, she loves it.

Thank-you to the author of Carry Alongs for the pattern of stitches that show off my yarn so nicely.

Oh, and I forgot to mention, the bag went down so well when I showed it to people at the social club that I am now making a few for gifts. Wow!


Scrappy~Sarah said...

And a gorgeous bag it is too :) glad she liked it :)

KraftyKaren said...

It was fun watching you make this. I had a feeling that your daughter would claim it LOL!

Karen x