This time I used Wendy Supreme cotton since I wanted to make a single colour bag. I chose it because of the competitive price to be honest, compared with other cottons in the shop it was very cheap. I like the DK thickness, the cottony soft feel and love this poppy red shade (1949.) It’s actually darker than it looks in the photos, it’s sunny and a lovely warm 26 deg here today. Ya hoo!
The bag pattern’s from Granny Chic by Tif Fussell and Rachelle Blondel (I’d say to borrow or look for a cheap secondhand copy, don’t pay full price….) and I adapted it slightly. Instead of 4 dcs into chain spaces I made 5 dcs and crocheted an extra round so I didn’t cut and reattach the cotton for the second set of handles. I reckon they’ll stand more of a chance of not loosening/falling off if I don’t have dodgy darns and joins. We’ll see! I repeated the main pattern for 32 rounds and it’s looks like a decent length, but no danger of dragging along the ground when full. Unless I’m carrying rocks. I must remember not to carry rocks.
Hope you are also having a lovely weekend. What are you up to?
::: I meant to say that after all these string bags I now feel confident that I could make a fishing net someday!
very very nice, also love the colour. you could carry large rocks, just not small ones, they would fall through the holes.
Then I’d be dragging them, not carrying ;-)
I guess. Decided your bags were pinnable :-)
Cheers my dear
Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
You should sew in some red fabric, maybe???
Then it wouldn’t be a string bag…
You’re a crochet speed demon! Do you do crochet lessons? I’d love to learn some day :)
I can show you how to crochet, although I’m a leftie so it would be interesting to have a go – assuming you’re a rightie. (Drop me a line with your contact details on my hello page form if you want to meet up – no fee!)
I love your string bag – the more you make the more I want to have a go but I think I’m a bit overwhelmed a not sure I could make one. My crochet is usually limited to blankets x
Oh Sue of course you can make one – make a ring, dc into it until it’s the size you want. Then start chaining and making a dc into the ch spaces to attach. Simples!
You make it sound so easy I have got the Granny Chic book so will check out the pattern x
It really is easy. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you – and guess what I’ve started one! So excited as haven’t been able to crochet for a while x