Another WIP finally completed!
You know what it’s like when you’ve been happily crocheting away and the end is in sight then you realize that you haven’t got everything you need to finish the project?
Well, that was me earlier in the week and I can’t tell you how irritated I was to have to order (for which read ‘wait’) the various bits and bobs that were vital to my vision.
I’ve got so much in the way of sundry haberdashery but none of it quite hit the mark, so I ordered half a dozen of everything I chose to add to my supplies.
Anyway, the finishing touches all arrived in the post today so I’ve spent the morning up in the studio beavering away sewing and taking photos….
I knew I was going to make it as soon as I came across this version on Pinterest.
Various brands of 100% Cotton from the Wool Warehouse gave me the colours I was looking for and the texture I wanted.
It’s lined with some leftover red Versace fabric which I discovered in a charity shop (and made a tent out of it for the boys before I noticed “Gianni Versace” printed on the selvages, but that’s another story…!)
Each flower granny square is different and I joined them together with a unifying row of double crochet in lime green. The raised side is usually the reverse, but I like the contrast that using it on the right side gives.
Twelve rows of granny stripe in random colours both above and below the granny squares form the body of the bag….
…and the base is just alternating rows of treble crochet, joined to the body of the bag with a row of double crochet, again with the raised side as the right side.
These are the bits I ordered specially: canary yellow 5mm cord and red toggle cord ends;
Lime green twin cordlock;
And this fabulous webbing that I just fell in love with!
To give you a sense of scale, here’s a picture of me with the rucksack on my shoulder;
Although I’ll probably wear it across my body as it’s more secure and very comfortable to carry that way:)
I absolutely adore it – all the bright colours are just so cheery it makes me smile every time I see it! Not only that, but it’s practical too. I shall be using it when we go to Yarndale in September. Is anybody else going?