Friday, 28 March 2008

Crochet Shopping Bag

A little while ago, I posted that I was going to crochet Inga's Bag with some Anchor Magicline I had in my stash. I was hoping to come up with something as lovely as this,
but I've realised that I need to have a multitude of colourways to achieve the look I like...and I only have one. Ho hum.

So, I've been playing with other crochet bag patterns like this and this
...and I've finally decided to have a go at designing my own.
I've started by crocheting a circular pattern for the base:

I've used the crochet circle recipe from Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker (how I love this book.)

When the base is big enough, I'm going to crochet mesh sides using a v stitch...and I don't know how I'm going to do the handles yet, I'll wait until I get to them!

It's fun.
And, if it works out, I'll post the pattern here when I'm done.

Happy weekend, everybody!


Grace Garton said...

Look at those lovely colours...yum. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
Boy I couldn't believe it when I saw your Molly cat I swore it was my fat Kitty, I had to check that she was still snoring on the sofa!
You've some very scrummy crochet pics!
Did you ever hang those big drawings up, love to see what they look like?


inkberryblue said...

Hi blackcrow!

No, I haven't hung up the large drawings. I don't have the wall space for them in my little home...and I'm not sure how I'd mount them if I did ~ they would cost a fortune to frame. So, for now, they're rolled up in my spare room. With smaller pieces I usually just frame them myself in an Ikea or garage sale frame ~ it's so much easier.

Anyway, it's very nice to see you here. Thanks for dropping by. =]

Laurah said...

Pretty yarn! The 'circle recipe' looks good, not at all hexagon-shaped. I'm excited to see what you come up with for the bag!

Anonymous said...

Oh looking forward to the pattern, I love crocheted bags!

Carola said...

Inga's bag is beautiful, isn't it? I love it and have been meaning to make one for a very long time.

The yarn you're using for your bag-base is absolutely gorgeous too! Can't wait to see the finished result.