19 April 2009

Crochet bag

Do you know - I forgot to show you this bag I made!!

Many, many years ago I inherted a wee shopping bag from either my gran or an aged aunt. It was a dear and useful little bag which I'm sure I've still got somewhere in this house of horrors!!! (Horrors because this house HIDES things when you start looking for them).

Anyway I noticed a pattern for making one on Talking Crochet (fabulous online magazine that I subscribe to) last year and so when I found time a few weeks ago I decided to make one. I think it's a dear little bag and I really enjoyed making it. Here are a few pictures.

The only problem I had with it was 'translating' it into English English as it was written in American English!!! I found a great conversion chart and used that. Wonder how it happened that we both got to differ on crochet terms? Interesting question but not one I'm willing to follow up!!! Here's one conversion chart but I can't find the original I used and it's time to go and have a shower!!!

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:27 am

    I hvae something almost exactly like that (I didn't put a button on mine...) The pattern was in a little blue "How to Crochet" book that came of Grandma's bookshelf when I uttered "I fancy a go at learning to crochet Grandma".....

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  2. Thanks for sharing the link. I also subscribed to this site, but I recently changed my e-mail and forgot to update this one. I think I'll have to make the bag. I also love the brooches! Too many patterns, too little time!

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  3. Love the button idea. What a great little bag and stowes away so easily -- no wonder you had trouble finding it. Cute.

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  4. That is a cute bag, Jane.

    Hey, your sis Sally commented on my blog today! It looks like she has started a tatting blog recently, too! Yippeeeeee! :)

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  5. lovely bag! it looks very convenient to bring it along to your shopping trips.

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  6. Hi Jane,
    The Brits say trc while the Yanks use dc. The Americans seem to skip the first motion and start counting steps at the second one. When they do two yarn overs, it is a double, three a treble, but the English start the count at the first stage, when the hook is inserted. Am I making any sense? What do I know, after all? I'm a Canadian!!!
    Cheers,
    Fox : )

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