>Crochet bag & more

>Last month I made my second ever crochet project & I really enjoyed making it:

Crochet shopping bag
Crochet shopping bag

Crochet shopping bag
Double crochet base

I filled it up with tins from our food cupboards to demonstrate how much this bag ‘grows’ when full:

Crochet shopping bag
Crochet shopping bag full of tins

I’m planning to make a lot more of these to use up some cottons lurking in my stash. However in future will make the base both wider & longer so that the bag can take a large cereal box or similar.

Pattern: From Marie of ‘In Stitches’ the knitting club that I set up & run. She is a lapsed blogger so has requested that I don’t link to her. The pattern consists of a double crocheted base, trebles to give the ‘lattice efffect’ & then doubles again for the handles.
Yarn: 120g of Colorado Mutti-color from Lidl bought earlier this year.
Hook: 5mmm

Colorado Mutti-color
Colorado Mutti-color

I’m getting quite bad at making small things & forgetting to put them on here but will do another post soon. The photos are done I just haven’t had time to blog about it. Have also made a something else recently but it’s a gift so & the person I’m gifting it to reads this so nothing about that yet.

Life has been busy as ever in the blueadt house but perhaps a bit ‘quieter’ this week as DD is away & doesn’t return until tonight. So DH using the second week of his holiday has decorated her bedroom & built a wardrobe to hide an ‘awkward’ part of her room. So the rest of the day will be taken with removing the dust sheets & cleaning the carpet thereby removing the last visible signs of the mucky people who lived here before us & replacing DD’s furniture.

Finally MissMalice has awarded me with this:

Rockin' Girl Blogger
Rockin’ Girl Blogger

Thank you so much Alice. Now to chose my 5 nominees……….