Over the Christmas and New Year break I went beserk and crocheted about 10 market bags! I probably have the pattern etched in my brain now. Remember me telling you about the Market Bag pattern I found in the Australian Creative Knitting magazine?
I’ve made three of these ones in a very coarse wool that I featured in an earlier blog.
I have since made three bags in this yarn…
which is a Lincraft Double Knitting 8ply acrylic. This yarn is extremely light so these little market bags weigh hardly anything so they can be slipped into your bag when you go shopping. I have given one to my Mum.
The bags are crocheted in a spiral from the bottom.
The handles are quite cleverly crocheted to make them quite sturdy.
An unusual combination of colours which caught my eye.
I have made one of these bags in this yarn as the bag used a lot more yarn than I anticipated.
Some of my stash being used as a ‘prop’.
Again, the start is from the middle of the base and the crocheting is carried out in a spiral.
The handle and top of the bag is finished really neatly.
The yarn I used is Moda Vera Kendra which is a 12ply / bulky, 70% acrylic / 20% wool / 10% nylon. I used a 5.5mm crochet hook. I’d purchased four balls of the green and the last two balls of yellow hoping that I could get at least two bags made, however, one bag took nearly four balls to complete!
This is a lovely sturdy market bag which can tolerate a bit more weight. I love it! As one of my friends mentioned, the straps and the top edge look like they could easily be adapted to make a woman’s singlet top.
I loved crocheting these bags as they were quick to do and once the pattern was reinforced in my head I was keen to make more…..which I did! I couldn’t show you all the bags as some will be presents throughout the year and I don’t want to give the secret away!
Before I sign off I want to show you some of the pages of this absolutely stunning book I bought at last week’s Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane. It’s called Pansies and I just could not resist buying it as pansies are probably one of my favourite little flowers. Even though they don’t have a perfume they have the most beautiful colours and to me they look like the ‘smiling faces of nature’. I hope you enjoy these pictures….there are a few!
Don’t these ones look like they’re made from velvet?
Nature’s smiling faces…
I’m sure you all have smiles on your faces now don’t you? Aren’t they just gorgeous?
I’m off to meet my wonderful friends at Knit and Knatter tomorrow. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of crafty goodness.
Until next time…