A little bit of crochet for you this week my friends.
On a whim a couple of weeks ago I decided that this was going to be my next crochet project, and I purchased some cotton yarn from Love Crafts in their sale (is it just me or do they always have sales on that lure me in)!
I actually went for the 5 ball value pack in the colour ‘Soft Fudge’ which was on sale at £8.74 at the time that I bought it and this project used just less than 2 balls, so I still have enough left for another bag! Although as I shall probably search for a different pattern as I wouldn’t want two bags exactly the same. I used a 4mm hook as that is what this yarn calls for. (I think that the Pima Cotton that We are Knitters recommend using needs a 5mm hook), so there might be some discrepancy in the actual finished size of mine compared to theirs, especially as I was a bit naughty and didn’t do a test swatch before I started! I wasn’t that precious about it being precisely the correct size – assuming it would be around the right size – kind of bag sized would be ok with me! 😉
Sadly I didn’t take any good progress shots as I went along, (except for this pic when I decorated our garden trees for Summer), as I wasn’t planning to blog about this, but when it was finished I thought you know, some of you might be crocheters too and be on the look out for a cute li’l pattern like this.
It took me about a week to make – although I only crochet for an hour or so here and there, and I found the pattern is really simple. You just need to know how to chain, single crochet (US terms), work into chain space, skip stitches, work in a spiral, decrease and weave ends in to finish.
I’m very excited about how it turned out, it’s adorable I think and deceptively strong. For my pics I threw in a small towel, book, sun cream, sunglasses and a bottle of water. It didn’t struggle with this weight at all.
So just a quick one from me this week, a quick and easy crochet project which I think is really cute and is going to come in so so useful.
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Do you have a favourite crochet market bag pattern that we all need to know about? Do share in the comments if you have.
Take care, I’ll be back soon,