Thursday, 19 January 2017
( #Blogaday 19/365 )
I’d made this bag for a friend a long time back, and recently when we met up, she reminded me about it and showed me that she was still using it. I then realized that when I’d made this superb piece, I was not blogging about my creations.. and this one totally deserves mention. J
The original free crochet pattern for the superb bag is Rainbow Hexagon Beach Bag by Lily / Sugar’n Cream at http://www.yarnspirations.com/pattern/crochet/rainbow-hexagon-beach-bag
Materials used : I’ve used our lovely Indian Vardhaman Millennium acrylic yarn, with a 4 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations used :
dc : Double crochet rep : Repeat
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
sk : Skip hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over st(s) : Stitch(es)
lp(s) : loop(s)
The original wonderful pattern calls for several shades of colour (hence the name), also a different weight of yarn, and 15 hexagons.. I used the idea for the hexagons from here, and made only 10, attaching them a little differently. The handle too is a wee bit different.
The hexagons took oh, about 15 mins each.. the attachment and figuring that out took a little longer.
Each hexagon is about 6.5” (point to point) x 5.5” (flat side to side)
As the yarn is soft and stretchy, one would need to line it. Here’s a great link on how you can line a bag : http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/06/12/tutorial-how-to-line-a-crocheted-bag/
The funniest thing is that I was looking for baby blankets, and chanced on this creation, and the first thought that came to my head was that one could actually adapt the bag pattern to make this blanket. How cool would that be, right? J http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L60040.html
So hope you’ll have lots of fun with these two hexagon patterns. Let’s see what you come up with. Do remember to tag me, so we can both drool over it together. Thanks.
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