we are already halfway through the week and it is time to show the projects i’m working on the last few days. hope you like to take a look at the photos 🙂
the yarn i crochet with is “scheepjes stonewashed XL”, a mix of 70% cotton with 30% acrylic. scheepjes is a dutch label and the yarn is beautiful. i’m using crochet hook 5.0 mm and work pretty tight because i want to make a firm fabric which will keep the bags in better shape while carry more weight.
the black with yellow stripes, will be a fold-over bag, one of the two small cases i like to use as a makeup bag and/or to hold other smaller things i always carry around with me. the mesh bag i want to keep pretty small, because i – also – want to put it in the fold-over bag for unexpected buys so i can avoid plastics.
the two cases that you see on the pictures are for a crocheter who has hooked before, easy to make. if you like to have some explanations how to make them please write me a comment. i am not talking about a pattern or tutorial, just the explanations. you can write a comment below until 45 days after today 🙂
this was it for today, i love to join ginny’s yarn along at small things !
until next time!
October 18, 2014 at 14:27
They look really good, I like the black one with the yellow stripes, very striking
October 19, 2014 at 13:06
Thank you Evelyn! Nice to hear from you 😊
October 19, 2014 at 17:50
aw I have been reading, just got lots of stresses going on in real life at the moment taking away my energy for doing much more than reading :-S
October 19, 2014 at 17:58
Poor you, I know about your new home😊 I keep an eye on your blog too! Take care:) !
October 17, 2014 at 18:12
I just adore your bags, and would love an explanation on how to make them. The fold over and the mesh! Thank you for sharing your talent!
October 17, 2014 at 18:28
Thanks so much for your kind response Becky! 😊
October 16, 2014 at 17:25
I’d love to see some more info about how you made your beautiful bags!
October 16, 2014 at 17:46
October 16, 2014 at 15:09
the fold over bag is really beautiful!!!!!
October 16, 2014 at 15:22
October 16, 2014 at 14:18
Great bags! I really love the dark gray and yellow one! Tight single crochet can take awhile to work up, but it does make a really nice firm fabric. 🙂
October 16, 2014 at 15:19
Glad you like the combination of dark gray and yellow😊 Thanks for visiting!
October 16, 2014 at 13:24
I’m portuguese, but I always see your blog. I think it is fantastic. Congratulations!
These bags and cases are beautiful and you are very gifted!
If you can give me some explanations I will be very happy!
Thanks and best wishes for a good job!
October 16, 2014 at 15:21
Thanks for your kind words Ana! Happy to read your comment!
October 15, 2014 at 19:58
Stuk voor stuk prachtige projecten! Mooi hoor – dank voor het delen en nog een fijne week gewenst.
October 15, 2014 at 20:06
Dank je wel Haafner 😊
Jij ook een fijne week verder!!
October 15, 2014 at 19:52
Is that just single crochet? I love the stitch!
October 15, 2014 at 20:05
Most of them are single crochets, the yarn gives a beautiful effect! The other stitches (the yellow) are 2sctog without decreasing.
Thanks for visiting are writing a comment!
October 15, 2014 at 19:30
so lovely♡! have seen it on IG and here is my comment. please let us know how u did it! they are so beautiful, want them B-)
October 15, 2014 at 20:03
How nice of you to visit and to write a comment! Thank you!
October 15, 2014 at 19:09
Het ziet er super uit! En weer vind ik het geel mooi in je projecten 😉
October 15, 2014 at 19:26
Dank je wel Mara! Zo zie je maar dat je opeens met andere ogen naar een bepaalde kleur gaat kijken😉
Leuk dat je even langskwam!
October 15, 2014 at 17:21
A lovely looking yarn. I love your black and yellow bag.
October 15, 2014 at 17:26
Thank you Lucie! The yellow looks brighter on the photos than it does in real live😊
October 15, 2014 at 17:09
Oh my goodness – so beautiful. I am addicted to single crochet right now – and they look great with your yarn & color choices!
October 15, 2014 at 17:15
Thanks so much Jenny! Single crochets are not my favorite stitches, but with this yarn they look beautiful and they create such a firm fabric which i like for the bag and the small cases. Thanks for visiting!
October 15, 2014 at 16:50
Gorgeous color ways you chose- how clever and useful they are.
October 15, 2014 at 17:13
Thanks so much, so kind of you!!
October 15, 2014 at 16:29
I would love to learn how to make your cool bags. Thanks!
October 15, 2014 at 17:27
Thanks Christine ! 😊
October 15, 2014 at 15:54
They all look lovely. That yellow on the black is awesome – really striking and funky!
I’ve got some cloth bags that serve as shopping bags (rather than getting yet more plastic ones), but haven’t thought of using crochet, as I think I’d be worried about it stretching. So I’d be interested to hear what mesh pattern you’re using, and how it copes with use.
October 15, 2014 at 17:08
Thanks for visiting and your kind words! 😊
For many years I use crochet mesh bags and you are right, it is a challenge to make the bags not too large because of the stretch.
If you like you can use this pattern: https://elisabethandree.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/how-to-make-a-mesh-bag/
Or this pattern: https://elisabethandree.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/how-to-make-the-citron-grocery-bag/
If you like I can write down some explanations how I am making my current bag, it is a small size one. Just let me know, ok?
October 15, 2014 at 14:55
All of your bags look nice. It’s good to use crocheted bags instead of plastic ones. 🙂
October 15, 2014 at 17:03
Thank you dear Debi!
October 15, 2014 at 14:37
Dear André, I hope, you feel better now (I red it at one of your posts at Instagram). I do. My virus isn’t gone, but I feel better, it leaves me now. I love your idea of these bags and offcourse you use grey and yellow again (and blue / turquoise) 😀 I posted about my last shawl /scarf do you want to see it? Visit me 😉 Best wishes to you, Sabine.
October 15, 2014 at 20:08
Thanks for visiting Sabine. I popped over to your blog to see your beautiful shawl. Good to know you are feeling better!
Hope you will have a relaxed evening! 😊