A week later and I have made another crochet bag. Often one is not enough! Since I have been using leftover linen and cotton yarns, I still had plenty to play with. For this bag I wanted a stiffer tote that would stand up and not collapse as much. To this end, I made 3 major changes to the bag design. Instead of double crochet, I used sturdier single crochet. I did not stop and start each row which makes a complete circle, instead I used a spiral. I chose the spiral so that I could crochet over a jute twine.
Single crochet is much slower going, and this bag probably took twice as long to create than the double crochet original in my former posts. By the way the original pattern link is HERE on Lucy of Attic24′s blog. Thank you Lucy for spreading the joy!
By the way I am wearing my hand knitted Liesl from Cocoknits (click here) that I made in natural linen over my bloomers and tunic. I love how it adds something special to my other linen clothes.
I am thinking of making another bag like this one — yes, I still have yarn left! — tall and less wide and with irregular changes in color. Rob suggested that I make a rectangular bag that will fit in our bike baskets. What do you think?
If you haven’t crocheted before, pick up a hook and get an online tutorial and try it. It just could become your new favorite thing!
Have a creative day ~ Karen