I seem to have more unfinished crochet projects right now than I usually do. I tend to be a product crocheter, working on one main project through to completion rather than starting a bunch of different ones but that’s not the case in busy December. So I don’t have a lot to show off this week for Year of Projects but I do have one crochet bag in the works.
Right Now It Looks Like This
The Pattern Is …
It’s the Crocheted Swirling Bag by Kathy Merrick, which I found via Knitting Daily as a free crochet pattern. The pattern is based on a patchwork bag design and has a unique construction approach.
I’ve made a few variations to the pattern that you’ll be able to see once the WIP is developed further. The variations are:
- I’m using two yarn colors instead of four. I’m alternating the blue and white. This decision was based in part on the yarn I had on hand but appeals to me also because I like the idea of just a blue and white design.
- My crochet bag will be bigger than the pattern calls for. I’m using a larger hook and chose not to make any gauge adaptations because I’m totally happy having a bigger bag. I made this decision mostly because I’ve done a lot of single crochet work with small hooks lately and didn’t feel like doing more of it. The pattern calls for an E and I’m using a G.
- I’m constructing the bottom of the bag in individual pieces. The pattern has you attaching each new color and working straight through but I wanted to try it this way. It shouldn’t have any effect on the final look.