I’ve fancied making a string bag for a long time for some reason, I’m not entirely sure why as I’ve never owned one. I noticed Bill’s were selling brightly coloured ones as I brunched with a friend a few weeks ago, and it kind of reassured me that they’re not seen as grannyish now, but rather green and eco-friendly.
The pattern is from Simple Crochet by Erika Knight, though I adapted it slightly to increase the number of rounds before the decreasing began. Mine is crocheted in mercerised cotton bought from Planet Penny, using a 4mm hook. Erika Knight’s bag is made from polypropylene string, but she recommends trying all kinds of materials including leather thonging, cottons, linen knitting or crochet yarns and natural string.
I have to say that this is a pattern where I didn’t notice any mistakes at all – it was really refreshing! This is going to stay our new bag-bag. I might try another pattern I have and maybe make one for my brunch friend.
Well done Athlyn for guessing correctly!
oh. so not a bra then?
That’s lovely, I was thinking it might be a giant doily for yarn bombing somewhere!
Lol! A bag-bag tee hee! Its a bizarre concept but we all have them. I’m sad but it just amuses me!! ;)
Hey Rachel, you’ve done a great job on it – lovely bright colours so you shouldn’t lose it!
Wow rachael, great work! And you will be not only having a “green” bag :) :) by you will be stylish also :)
Very Green! :-) Why not use it for shopping?
Love it!! I’ve got string bag patterns pinned on pinterest and favourited on rav & craftsy but I still haven’t made one!!
Easy! Fast to crochet also on account of all the holes ;-)
I couldn’t see them on your boards. Which one are they on?
I’ve just started my second. :-D
I’ve possibly pinned it to a non crochet board when I’ve gotten carried away pinning things! I need to organise!
I’m actually going to buy some balls of string and try my hand at dying them and then making a bag. :)
I’ve always wanted to make one of this bags and now ( as always) you have giving me the inspiration…I’m going camping this weekend and I think I’m going to try to make one … So pretty! Now you go shopping in high fashion :)