Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1st attempt at crochet

This was so much fun to make, a crocheted linen grocery tote found over here. I was able to locate the linen yarn over here, it was so nice to work with. My sister gave me a couple of lessons and I'll admit it, she did the first few rounds for me. I was getting a little frustrated with my lack of consistency with the tension so I pulled it apart a couple of times and handed it over. After a little while I was off, crocheted until my hand ached so much I thought I had RSI (not to mention the pain in my neck), this bag was complete in 2 days.
Above, the balloon was just to show how expandable the bag is, I don't usually carry around a balloon.

Below, a much better use for the bag - this is after one wash and one tumble dry, it's supposed to get even better the more I wash it.

I may have to make more...


  1. What a coincidence. I found the same pattern and decided to do these as Christmas presents. I am not that experienced at crocheting so I was a little scared but if this is your first attempt and it looks that good I am going to get into it tonight. What a fabulous bag! I am going to give cotton a try and see how it goes.... Not sure if it will stretch that much though... Good job!

  2. That is so cool! I'm going to have to have a go at that one too. Thanks for the link.