|Finished Freeform Crochet Bag|
My daughter came home from this summer describing a bag she had seee someone carrying and wanted me to recreate. Not being a knitter or crocheter, she went to my closet & pulled out my Granny Square Bag (instructions are here)
and said it was the opposite of that. Or at least that how she thought she saw it. Maybe. The bag should be striped and the straps should be squares. And it should look great with her favorite coat, which is a mix of about 10 different prints.
I pulled out my box of needlepoint yarn scraps and chose a palette..
|Granny Squares for the Strap|
|figuring what colors will go with the straps|
|beginning of the body|
After playing around with a few different options and flipping through many crochet stitch books I settled on the Single Crochet - Zigzag pattern from Sasha Kagan's "Crochet Inspiration." I did random colors on the striping, with mostly single rows of a color, but occasionally I did a couple of rows of a color.
At this point I stitched the bag to the straps. I then did a sort of controlled freeform flap piece that I stitched onto the back of the bag.
|Freeform-ish flap piece on the blocking board.|
|Back of the bag|
|Finished bag, with coat.|