Overall it was a nice project to make. The large granny squares were quite therapeutic. Sometimes it is quite nice to crochet with very little thought.
I found the bag idea from Ali Campbell via Slugs on the Refrigerator. I thought this would make a great crochet bag as the bag I was using was a little on the small side.
And boring...I needed some colour.
|Such pretty colours|
Once the squares were crocheted together I crocheted the handles. I made them a lot longer and wider than the pattern as they were going to have to carry a big load of yarn and hooks. I attached them then decided to add flowers to hide where the straps joined. I got a little carried away. And even now it is finished I am thinking it may need more. I will mull this over.
I hope this is making sense.
I then added a zip so I wouldn't lose any of my crafty creations. Now, I am still a novice when it comes to sewing in a zip. But I am pleased with the results. Just one thing I should have thought about though is the colour of the thread I used. I should have used pink to match the zip not white. My Mum would have a fit if she saw the state of my zip sewing. Oh well...
Once the zip was in, I stitched the inner bag to the outer on the sewing machine. I know...I was taking a MASSIVE risk. I was worried the machine would hook up with the wool and make a complete mess of it all and my lovely crocheting would be ruined. But I went slowly and amazingly it worked. Holy Moly it worked!
And after a little bit of hand stitching behind the flowers my scrummy, very colourful large crochet craft bag was DONE!!
And that is about it I think. I have used it a few times and LOVE IT!! It is very large but that is good because I never travel light!
It makes me smile every time I use it too. It is just so bright and HAPPY!
I hope you have been inspired to maybe have a go at making your own crochet craft bag. You won't regret it. Let me know how you go.