|Delaney's new bag|
I started by making a simple zigzag rectangle of single crochet stitches turned on it's side.
The zigzag is inspired by one I saw in Sasha Kagan's book "Crochet Inspiration". It's one of my favorite books for having a good variety of stitch and motif patterns. My daughter wanted something that was vintage-y but modern. This reminded me of old afghans throw over Granny's couches.
I made a rectangle 13" x 24" using this pattern:
With Needlepoint yarn and G hook, Chain 80.
Foundation Row (right side): Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Sc in next 5 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, work 3 sc in next ch. Repeat from *, ending last rep with work 2 sc in last ch. Change color. Ch 1. Turn.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 st. *Skip next 2 st, sc in next 5 st, work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st. Repeat from *. Work 2 sc in last stitch. Change color. Ch 1. Turn.
Repeat this row changing colors every row. I used 18 different colors of yarn.
|the freeform flap on the blocking board|
For the flap I made a freeform shape using rows and squares built upon each other. I just sort of started with a color and did rows and then changed direction and patterns fairly randomly.
|Delaney's Crocheted Bag|
I used a magnetic button clasp and sewed a vintage button on the front.
|the back of Delaney's bag|
will post the instructions when I can find them!