During my short summer "holiday" in Italy, I kept both my mind and hands busy while crocheting some net bags (here) ….
Few days after our arrival in Maputo, I started to crochet one more bag, because I needed a small sling bag to wear during my morning walks and big enough to bring in my mobile phone, the keys of the apartment and a packet of paper tissues ….. I was still waiting for our container from Indonesia, where some useful bags have been packed in ….
I completed the bag this morning and the container will arrive tomorrow afternoon …. ;oD !!!!!
I used a 4mm hook to crochet two granny squares ( made of 15 rounds each, joined with the "join as you go method"), working with two strands of cotton (baker's twine effect) : the first square made is white and navy blue, while the second square is white and lime green.
The pattern for the granny square was found HERE ! (they are grannies with slightly slanted sides !)
After joining the two parts together, I didn't how to finish the bag !!!! I was sure I didn't want any lining, because I liked the "hole effect" given by the chain-1 spaces, but : how to complete the border ? and moreover : which kind of sling ???? I often don't like crocheted handles or slings. In fact, I tolerate (a strong word, I know) crocheted handles only in net bags …. What to do then ????
For the edging of the bag, I decided to keep it very simple :
first row : a full row of single crochets
second row : every 3 single crochets, I made a small picot of 3 chains ….
…. even this time : 4mm hook + 2 strands of cotton worked together (red/hot pink)
Browsing on Pinterest, I found a pattern/tutorial (written in Italian!) for the handles, that made me think ….. Maybe THAT is good for my bag …. Uplifted, I started to crochet a colourful sling ….
When completed this task, I was trying to have an idea how the bag could look like with this braided sling …. just before the sewing part ….
…. so, this morning, I sewed ( I dread that moment all the times!) the sling on the bag …
…. not yet convinced about the sling ( even though I had a lot of fun in crocheting it and while making the braid!!!), but at the end I have something useful to bring around with me !!!! ;oD
today links : Link your Stuff ! , Busy Fingers Showing Off #63 and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!!