Saturday, 31 August 2013

craft post: a bag and a basket

I'm becoming a crocheting machine! I'm only a third of a way through my blanket so I'm trying to do a couple of smaller projects at the same time. Both of these are based on patterns in Crochet Step by Step by Sally Harding but I modified both patterns slightly to get the size/shape and handles how I wanted.

A knitting basket for Mum

This isn't as rigid as I'd expected so it looks more like a bag than a basket. It's the first time I've crocheted in the round - it took a while to get going because I was having real trouble keeping count! The actual stitching turned out pretty neat though and Mum seems to like it!

String bag

This is a string bag - there's not much else to say! It was a relatively quick project - I did the whole thing in two evenings.

I think I'm going to try making soft toys next and I bought some chunky wool yesterday so I'm on the look out for scarf/cowl patterns. If any of you are on Ravelry you can find me here - I've yet to post any of my projects but my library is filling up! I hope you all have a nice weekend! I should have my monthly round-up posted in the next few days but it could be a little sparse!

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