Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To Market, To Market

I love the look of market bags.  They are typically made in beige and green.  A few years ago I found some that were of vivid colors and had longer straps for fitting over shoulders.  Most are made from cotton.  When I was browsing the Internet where one link goes to another link, and so on, I came across the pattern for crocheting a market bag.  One can be knitted too.  This bag is crocheted with green linen.  I have lots of cotton yarn, so I am using up my cotton and giving the bags a little more color.  http://www.purlbee.com/2009/09/03/whits-knits-crocheted-linen-grocery-tote/ I used a larger crochet hook for the first one and it worked out fine.  The pattern calls for 50 chains to make the handle.  I am hoping that 75 chains would work to go over the shoulder.  I will soon find out.

 Joy is posing with her new hats.  The grandchild could not be the only one with bonnets.

Big Bruce

Please view my web store at: http://www.custercottage.com And my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CusterCottage 

Have a great day!  Dawnie

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