Saturday, 12 July 2014

Crochet Bag Project

I was quite exhausted last weekend after my craft fair so I needed some 'me-time' - this lovely pattern for a crochet string bag in my 'Granny Chic' book really appealed to me, so I had to have a go . . . 


The instructions are really quite sparse and simple which seemed great for a nice but mindless piece of crocheting!  You basically make a circle using treble crochet, increasing the piece as explained in the book until the circle measures about 15 cm in diameter . . . .


Slowly I was getting there (looks a little like a UFO!) . . . 


I actually made it a little too large at 17 cm and ending up ripping back a row to get the stated 15 cm.  This piece forms the base of the bag, so far so good :)  After making the base, you create a series of chains and double crochet to make the mesh sides.  It looks a little like a doily at first but it will grow upwards eventually! 


This is where I'm at with it today - looking forward to showing you my finished mesh/string bag soon - hopefully!  There are lots of free patterns on Ravelry for string bags too BTW - I've looked!

Have a lovely weekend :)
Alison x

P.S. Our weather has been FABULOUS here this week so I've been outside enjoying it!  Not even a picture to prove it - but it has been lovely, honest  - that's why I haven't been here :) :)  Notes on the craft fair later - got to crochet first, hehe!

5 comments:

faith76 said...

Like the choice of yarn, nice colours too x

Swirlyarts said...

The yarn you have chosen is gorgeous :)

Gaia said...

Love the mesh pattern;looking forward to see the completed bag.

june at noon said...

I've got two bags like this, and they're great! (One was given to me as a gift, and then I made a second myself.) They stretch to hold a huge amount of stuff, and while I wouldn't carry rocks in them or anything, they're pretty sturdy for as thin as they seem. :)

Shai Whisper said...

The Yarn you have chosen reminds me of those tiny bead strings.. I really like it.. :o)