Wednesday, September 07, 2011

stash bags ! in crochet =)

dare i say i'm a wee bit burned out on socks with my mission for august?

to entertain myself with some mindless & fun stuff, i turned to my hook.

i was ever so inspired by crochetbug13's stash bag collection, that i decided, "hey! i need some of those !"

for my first one, i splurged (meaning, i didn't use stash, but bought 2 skeins of yarn!) ... kinda defeats the purpose, i know ... but, what can i say?


the pattern is here, by the purl bee (purl soho). i crocheted mine with a J hook, using my favorite acrylic by Red Heart.

i'd "found" a skein of their fleck yarn in the clearance bin at the local craft store, and got a skein of solid that would coordinate.

up close flecks !
see the flecks ?!

so, i wanted to make a second bag. when i went home for labor day weekend, mom & i made a late night dash for the local walmart. and before you dis' walmart, sometimes it's the ONLY place in town that has yarn (within a 30+ mile radius).

we went there on purpose. because, we know, they do have Red Heart acrylic yarn! and, there's nothing i love more than Red Heart acrylic! seriously. it's the stuff i grew up with. and the things i've made with it will outlive me.

i got a single skein of their ombre/variegated mix yarn. it is a 'super saver' yarn, but the yardage is only 244 yards (ps. smaller put up).

i put that together with some of my solids from stash. and i came up with this ....

colors of fall, come on baby !

i crocheted the base in all one color, then changed to the variegated yarn on the first round of double crochets. i changed to a solid when i had to do "Round 3: * Chain 5, skip 5 stitches, 1 sc into next stitch..." ... and crocheted the 2nd round in the same color as well .... (for the sake of the pattern, rounds 3 & 4 can be crocheted in a contrast color, like mine).

anyhoo, it came out really pretty!

so, this whole time, i had sent mom the link for the online pattern. i asked her to try it out, make one, etc ....

she kept her project secret, as she always does.

let me just say, if you need a poker partner, she's your gal.

so, in secret, she made one for me too .....

ultimate stash

and, true to the name, her bag was crocheted totally in stash! she wins!!!

1 comment:

amandacathleen said...

Gray! I love these! It's pieces like these that make me want to crochet so badly! Recently I had a friend show me how but I haven't *really* tried. <3 your bags. <3 them!