While browsing through a collection of string bag photos on Pinterest I noticed one that kept turning up. The pattern’s by Kathy North and is available free from Ravelry, it’s called the Provence Summer String bag.
So, that’s how String Bag no. II came about. It’s easy and fast to crochet in trebles and double trebles. Again I used more of my Planet Penny cotton with a 4mm hook.
Yesterday I pinned and then steam blocked it to gently pull it into shape.
After a visit to the library, and a really nice book find, I’ve seen another string bag pattern which I’m going to try. I hadn’t planned to crochet another so soon but they say good things always come in threes, don’t they?
To the person who Googled and somehow found this blog using the rather sad search phrase: “feeling so fed up and worried will doing knitting and crochet help me….” the answer is YES! I really hope you feel happier soon.
Oooooo yes. Always cheers me up. It’s a bit like meditation. Very soothing and restful. Think it must be the repetitive nature of it.
Ps. loving the bag xx
the bag is a lovely pattern. aren’t you worried the oranges will stretch it out of shape, or are they just a photo prop?
What an amazing search term!
And I echo the response “YES!”
This is such a lovely bag Rachel – love the colours and the shape!
I do hope the searching blogger is feeling better by now!
Love that someone found your blog that way! Crocheting does help clear the mind and you get something lovely at the end. Like the colours you used here. :)
I love the bag and the colours you picked! I laughed out loud when I read your last paragraph – I do find crocheting very soothing for the soul but even if not I’m sure a visit to your blog would have cheered them up. Em xx
OMG that bag is stunning! I’d so love to be able to crochet – I’m going to tackle it this winter :)