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Crafty Tuesday: Spiral Mesh Bag

After reviewing the “Crochet One-Skein Wonders” book I thought I need to put my money where my mouth is and actually create something from that book. As I am a sucker for bags of any kind I decided to go for a so called Spiral Mesh Bag. It is for medium weight yarn and the pattern calls for 113g of it. Our skeins are usually 50g and I had two of the one I wanted to use and in the end I ran out and had to finish the bottom with another one. This might also have to do with the fact that I never much care for the gauge with such projects, I just start crocheting and see where it takes me. Anyway, I ended up with the lower part of the bag in another colour and the whole thing also is a bit smaller than in the pattern, but I am happy with it.

Spiral Mesh Bag

At first I didn’t twig at all what I was doing, but just followed the instructions until I realized I was working from the strap down. This was a really quick project (it took me a few days because I only crocheted a little every evening), and easy on top of that. There are only single and half double crochet stitches involved, and two different stitches, a linen stitch and a mesh stitch. You can see where I ran out of purple yarn and had to finish off with grey, but it looks ok to me. I can always say it was intentional.

Have you done anything crafty lately? Let me know, I am always looking for inspiration.

If you would like to see some more craft projects today head on over to Heather’s Needlework Tuesday! 

6 Comments

  1. A sucker for bags? You’re a gal after my own heart! :-D
    And that’s a real neat bag you created! To be honest, I never pay much attention to gauge either, just using the good old Daumen-mal-Pi method! ;-)
    So what have I been up to lately? Finished two more loop scarves and feel like maybe I should attempt something else entirely. Still knitting in straight lines though, so I might settle for a dish towel. You can always use those AND they seem simple enough.
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  2. Your bag turned out very nice> I like the design variation you made by changing the bottom colour. That is a most unique handle/closure, very effective. Thanks for sharing. My next crochet project with be a stuffed kitty for my nephew. I have several patterns selected. It should be fun and what the heck with tension, so what if it has odd length legs or a fuller tummy,
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  3. Just wow, this is amazing! My late grandmother used to do little jackets for babies when she was alive. Actually, she was teaching me how to knit when she died. I haven’t taken up a needle ever since (not that my mom or aunt are ver kneen on knitting either).

    • Elena, you flatter me. This is a really easy bag that even an absolute beginner could do. I can see why you don’t knit, knitting is awful, :). But I am sure Birgit would disagree.

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