Thanks for your kind responses to my latest projects. I know you are curious to see what I made out of all those granny squares I was busy with!
I can show you now - I made a new bag and it is finished!
A colourful Granny Square Crochet Bag
|Side A of the Granny Square Crochet Bag|
|Side B of the Granny Square Crochet Bag|
How to make this bag:
Here you can see a few of the steps that shows how I made the bag. First I worked out that I needed a total of 28 squares. I had seen instructions for making a small bag out of 17 squares, but I wanted mine to be a bit bigger.
|Crocheting some squares while enjoying my cup of tea!|
|Squares of various sizes|
I used Scheepjeswol Stone Washed and a 3mm hook. I crocheted 5 rounds with different colours for each squares. (In theory you could make the squares any size!)
Before I started attaching the squares to each other, I laid out all the squares on the table how I liked them best.
|Squares laid out in the shape of the bag|
Using purple for crocheting the squares together.
|Crocheting the squares together|
|The bottom of the bag|
|The bag from above, opened up|
|The handles were sewn to the sides|
Initially my plan was to crochet some straps, but then I found a suitable strap at Wolle Roedel, a wool shop in Germany on our visit this past weekend.
I have already used my new bag, but I'm considering lining it with fabric still.
Some nice New Yarn
I also found some pretty Linnen yarn in Germany, here is a photo of my purchases. You can see the bag handles underneath the Knit-Pro tips.
In a bookshop I got a new hobby book on making Stampers and Printing!
Here in Belgium I bought some more Rowan colourscape Chunky wool which I will use to sort out an old WIP.
|Rowan Colourscape Chunky and Scheepjeswol Stone Washed|
|Hello new FENNA!|
Meanwhile I started on another knitting project. I'm trying to mix yarns to create an ombre effect. The yarn is Drops Alpaca Silk Brushed. It feels incredibly soft. Here are the first two colours.
A Sunday walk
On Sunday we went for a nice little walk around a public park domein called Vrijbroek near Mechelen. It was still quite cold outside, so we wrapped up warm!
|The Road less travelled (it was closed due to safety concerns!)|
|Walking along water|
|Rhododendron with flower buds|
|The Rose Garden|
Recently I took my blanket to school to talk about it and my hobby! It made me realize that I haven't worked on it for over 2 months, I really should get back to it and get it finished!!!
|My big Harlequin Blanket in my first crochet Granny Square Bag|
|My Harlequin Blanket draped on the stairs|
The problem, as always, is time! I have so many plans and ideas and I come across interesting patterns and stitches every day! I keep making lists and notes to try and hold on to it all so I won't forget! Do you feel the same?
Nevertheless, every so often, something new comes along unexpectedly and I tend to drop everything and start on yet another WIP. The above Crochet Bag took me a week and is an ideal project to do whenever you get time to make a few squares. Unlike a blanket, it is finished so much quicker!!!
Thank you all for your patience and loyalty! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I hope to see you back soon again!
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