I thought I would finish off March by posting about this lovely crochet project bag. It is one of the most enjoyable projects I have made for ages…
My Fridas Flowers Crochet Project Bag
Last year I attempted and failed to finish (or even keep up with) Jane Crowfoots ‘Lilypond’ Cal (crochet-along) I had bits of motifs all over the place and couldn’t keep my mind on it at all. Plus I kept running out of the correct colours.
2016 CAl Fridas Flowers Project
This year, the 2016 Cal is called ‘Fridas Flowers’ I adore anything to do with Frida Kahlo, her art, her style, and I love the colours of mexico with which I associate her. This year I am determined to join in from the start, to finish it and to be organised.
So I have all my yarn ready (although I am using Stylecraft dk lite, not the cotton) and I have even crocheted the project bag from the cal that preceded the blanket to keep it all in!
The pattern calls for Stylecraft chunky yarn. Now luckily I had a few balls left over from mycrochet project from last year. So I used that and added in one other colour. It cleared out my draw of all the chunky odds and ends so was a brilliant stash buster.
Hook: size 5mm
Being a bit keen on sewing, I did not line the bag as instructed.
I completely lined the bag by taking measurements from the finished crochet squares, then making a complete bag in a heavy denim, in this way too I did not need to use any interlining.
I then sewed the lining into the bag by machine, using a stretch zig-zag stitch,as you would use for lingerie before constructing the handles.
You can just see a bit of it below…
The bag is now full of yarn for the ‘Fridas Flowers’ blanket and I cant wait to start. I have even joined the official facebook group!
Anyone else out there joining in? I am so excited…but then is it very sad to be excited by a CAL?