Two new bags.

I have been very busy making more bags and experimenting with new stitch effects and beading. The first little bag is a mini drawstring, with beads added in the crochet, not sewn on afterwards as in the last beaded bag (little blue bag below). It was easy enough to do, but very time consuming and fiddly, especially with a very fine yarn. I expect it gets easier with practice. The effect is lovely and with different coloured beads there are endless possibilities. I shall be trying some more 🙂

The other bag is totally different. I made this with one of my daughters in mind. Sturdier design, neutral colours and practical. It has a flap which can be used outside the bag, or can be tucked inside, with the button strap over it, to disguise the fact that there is a pocket inside. I haven’t zipped the inside pocket…not that adventurous yet, but the crochet is dense enough for money to be held securely, so long as the bag remains upright. The bag is worked in half double crochet using only the back loop of each stitch. This forms the ridge effect. It’s a variant of back loop double crochet. I halved the stitch to make it more dense. The design is my own. I love experimenting and I’m having great fun learning new stitches and patterns each day.




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