Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday Project - Crocheted Bags
With spring and farmer's markets, I'm into crocheting bags lately! This weekend we bought delicious fennel, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and French breakfast radishes. Yum!!! I made the bag shown in the opening photo and just loved it, so now I've made another and have a third in progress. These are great for farmers' markets or shopping (or even keeping more crochet projects in). The yarn I'm using is Cotlin from Knit Picks - 70% cotton, 30% linen. I made washrags from it about 6 months ago and they're still soft and great with weekly washing - one of my new favorite yarns! The market bag pattern can be found here . I just substituted Cotlin without making any changes (same hook size, too). It took four skeins.
I'm also working on a cotton thread crocheted bag for little c's bath toys - she picked out the color herself! I had one for little c's daddy and uncle when they were little but I seem to have lost the pattern and couldn't find couldn't find one that matches. Finally I found this one at the Coats and Clark website here that is close. The one I originally had was a wider mesh and the bath toys would get stuck - I'm following the directions as they are, but using size 10 thread and a size 7 hook. I like the closer mesh and I think it will still be a good size. The only part I don't like is the top and handle, so when I get there I plan on making adjustments to make it more like the market bags - I'll let you know what I end up doing!
Happy Creating! Deborah