My Crochet Bag and How I Changed a Pattern

Close up of the bag

Close up of the bag

This is my green and black bag.

This is my green and black bag.

Materials used:

Worsted weight yarn

Main color: Black

Contrast color: Green

Other colors: scraps

Button of your choice (I used one that came in a pack of 6 that I had left over and matched)

Crochet hook size K

Note:  I saw a pattern I want to make but I changed my mine half way through the first half of the pattern.  Here is the link http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/trendy-tote-bag

I started the pattern as written but then I knew I did not have enough green to make the tote and thought I would make shoulder bag instead.  I had my gauge a little tighter so I added a few more chains to start than it called for so I ended up with an 8 inch by 11 1/2 inch bag.  My strap is 3 inches wide.  I trimmed it in just a single strand of yarn around the strap as it was easier to work with.

The rest of the bag is worked using 2 strands of worsted weight or number 4 yarn.  One color, black, is worked all the way through while I changed the color for the bag by dropping the green and adding another strand of yarn as I went.  I used up some very small balls of yarn for this part.

I added a flap to my bag so that it has to be opened to take things out.  I crocheted one strap so I can wear it across my chest.
When I got the first half of the first part of the pattern crocheted I then folded my piece and stitch it on the one side and around the corner and across the bottom. I then wove in the end all the way to the other side and back as the first row is a double crochet in very stitch row. This also brought the color I used at the top to the bottom of the bag. I then used the two colors I started with for the straps and the flap. I single crocheted them to make for less stretch in the bag. The bag does not need lining as it is very tight and I will not be putting small items that will poke through into it. I worked in my ends as I went along so I did not have to weave in any but at the part I mentioned.

If you like this bag and do not crochet please let me know in the comments as to your color choice. I will be happy to crochet you one.

Sweaters for Little Children

This is a pullover sweater.

This is a pullover sweater.

This is a long sweater.

This is a long sweater.

I have crocheted some sweaters and hats for little boys and little girls. I crochet a sweater every time I hear someone is having a baby. I make them large enough to fit a child 5 to 12 months old. That is not a size but an age. They are all crocheted using acrylic yarn and they will be warm and machine washable ad machine dry-able. I also have used mostly worsted weight yarn but some are sport weight yarn. I just use what I have. Here are some pictures of the sweaters. If you would like one then please contact me on Facebook. My page is I Crochet For Others.

Baby sweater

Baby sweater


Sweater and hat

Sweater and hat

Lavender sweater in long sleeves

Lavender sweater in long sleeves

Boy sweater is brown and blue

Boy sweater is brown and blue

Pink and Rose sweater and hat set.

Pink and Rose sweater and hat set.

Back of the pullover sweater.

Back of the pullover sweater.