I started a colorful journey with a crochet bag a little while ago and had to share my destination with you. With crafting, sometimes the way is fraught with trials and pitfalls. How well I know that path! And sometimes it all ends with disappointment and a wish to start over and do it all right next time! But today is a fairytale ending for the crocheted bag and me.
I love it! I wasn’t quite sure that I would, because the linen was buckling at several rows, folding back on itself. I wondered if it would ever relax. After completing the bag, and tugging on it, it still looked bumpy. So I gave it a steam ironing. The rest is history.
I have already begun another bag. I wanted to make a similar one that was stiffer, so I am crocheting single crochet over a core of jute. I am winging the increases for the bottom, haphazardly increasing to make it have a flat base. Since it is single crochet and the increases are on the bottom, I didn’t think that the increases would show so much.
So far the construction is stiff enough to stand on its own. I am not sure how tall I will make it. I am playing it by ear, letting it evolve, and having fun!
Have a creative day! ~ Karen
Crochet was good for Grandma,
so it’s good enough for me. ~ Karen