FO: Crocheted Spiral Motif Bag

FO: Crocheted Spiral Motif Bag

You know what? I might be getting the hang of this crochet thingy!

Spiral motif bag - now with added fruit!
Spiral motif bag – now with added fruit!

Pattern and project: Crochet Spiral Motif Bag by LisaJedi Gwinner. My Ravelry Project Link.

Spiral motif bag
Spiral motif bag

Yarn and hook(s): Unknown/unlabelled recycled cotton yarn (bought on eBay many moons ago). Approx. sport/double knitting weight. Yardage/meterage unknown. 4 mm hook for main body of bag and 3 mm hook for top and handles.

Spiral motif bag - the motif itself.
Spiral motif bag – the motif itself.

Dates and dimensions: 3rd -15th Jan 2014. 56 cm circumference at top of bag, 30 cm from top of bag to base (unstretched).

Spiral motif bag in repose.
Spiral motif bag in repose.

Notes and modifications:

  • Used 3 mm hook to do top and handles of bag to provide some stability/strength.
  • Due to my lack of crocheting experience, I struggled a little with the start of the bag but I took a deep breath and went one step at a time!
  • I’m going to be interested to see if, as some of my Facebook friends said, this bag continues to grow as it’s used.
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Music Monday (with bonus crochet action)

Music Monday (with bonus crochet action)

And by “action” I mean a nearly-completed bag.

Just one more handle to go!
Just one more handle to go!

Today’s music is 7 Seconds by Neheh Cherry and Youssou N’Dour. Even after all this time, it still makes me cry. What can I say? I’m an old softie!

And, for a double bonus, here’s Elton John singing Crocodile Rock with actual (not actual) crocodiles. You can “thank” my dad for the earworm because we were discussing how the muppet versions of everything (A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island et al) were the best versions of those things.