Mississhippi's Madness

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Berry Tote Bag: made in half a day

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My daughter has had a gastric bug since 4am Friday morning, although today she is well on the mend. Yesterday, while she was quietly recovering I browsed the net to find some new crochet patterns. I came across a few tote bag patterns that seemed quite easy. I found a pattern on Lion Brand yarn’s website – a few modifications and half a day later, and I have completed my Berry tote bag…

It is made in Peaches and Creme Cotton (no longer available which is a pity). It is a heavy weight cotton used a lot for dishcloths. I only had two balls of the variegated colour but luckily had some purple that toned quite well to make the handles. The original pattern had a much longer bucket, was striped and had a thinner handle. I much prefer the sturdier handles. The bag tucks nicely under my arm, but I would probably make the handles a little longer next time.

I love the feel of the heavy cotton which will make it lovely to use. My daughter asked if she could have it please. She asks me that every time I make something new. I think I need to make two of everything or else I’ll never get to use them. Or I could just say ‘No’ 🙂


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

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