Saturday, 23 September 2017

Crochet Notes - Milky Buttons Bag





Cream Cotton DK
Black DK
3.75mm hook
Black retail bag.

I used the Pinwheel Circle for the front and back - making 18 of them (adding a round of trebles) and Circle into Square for the sides making 12 (also adding a round of trebles) - these were from Crocheted Granny Squares.



I sewed these altogether (doing a round of trebles around the nine pinwheel circles) and made the bag shape.


Then crocheted around the top with two rounds of trebles and a round of double crochets in the contrast colour.


Then I sewed the bag to the crochet, having turned the bag inside out.



Finally an autumnal flower picture to finish.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Crochet Notes - Tiny Tokyo Tote Bag





Yarn: oddments of aran yarn
Hook: 4mm
Bag: canvas tote bag - the type given away free at conferences and open days.

Like most knitters and crocheters I like to take a little project with me on holiday, and this year I decided to take a little tote bag project. I went to Japan and our first hotel was rather on the tiny side in Tokyo, as that was where I started the bag I decided to call it the Tiny Tokyo Tote Bag.



I took this rather interesting square pattern with me from Crochet Now and just made it up I as I went along.

I made 4 of the large squares (2 for each side) and then made another 16 squares (8 for each side) which were just rounds 1 and 2 followed by a round of half trebles.

Once each side was sewed together I did a round of half trebles, then 2 rounds of trebles.
I crocheted the 2 sides together and sewed the little tote bag inside - then all I had to do was block.
The bag does look a little Japanese, so may be I was influenced by my surroundings.





I also recently finished the most comfortable slouchy socks.

I used The March Hare fingering superwash merino and pattern called Andie.


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