simple is satisfying

I love to use up supplies. And I am crocheting this flat bag with the last of my scraps of cotton and linen yarns. After crocheting a few big bags I needed a little bag to put inside it. A simple project like this one is great for filling in those vacant bits of time that might go to waste. I guess some projects feel like I am making something out of nothing. I love that! Continue reading

Jute + Crochet = Fun Bag

DSCF1006A 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. Continue reading