I wanted to share with you the crochet purse that I was working on a few posts back. I am so happy with how it came out, it surprised me. I came up with an idea for finishing it which raised it from being a humble bag to a special one. And to celebrate the completion of a project, I bought some new yarn to help plan another. I love getting packages in the mail! Especially when they are fiber!
These are my new worsted weight cottons from yarn.com, which is also known as webs. It is a great source for finding yarn at discount prices. For many yarns, the more you buy, the better the discount.
I am making a granny square sampler, and wanted soft colors. I settled on lots of neutrals with muted rust, soft purples and greens. This is a color triad that I just love to work with. These colors are equal distant from each other on the color wheel, which means they complement each other. Usually I let one dominate, and the others be supporting roles. Greens will dominate, and the rusts and purples will be here and there. I am not going to rush into this project, but will let it wait in the wings for a moment of inspiration.
Now for the finished purse….
I wanted it to be a small fold over bag, and was just going to continue with the single crochet for the whole thing. Then I wondered how a few small granny squares would be at the top. It worked out that I could fit 3 across. The finished bag is 8″ wide by 10″ tall unfolded. I could use it unfolded, too. Like a little lunch bag. I didn’t line it, as the single crochets seem to be solid enough. However if I put circular knitting needles or thin crochet hooks in it, they might poke through.
And I do mean groovy! After all granny squares are a blast from the past.
Time to create! ~ Karen