I've Got (another) Brand New Bag
|Yes, it happened again. In the course of proofing a pattern—in this case, the Hosta Tote by Brenda K.B. Anderson—I just kept going. And after a few episodes of Midsomer Murders, I had a brand-new bag.|
|Here is the original Hosta Tote lounging about the photo studio. You'll find all the specs in the Spring 2015 issue of Interweave Crochet.|
|And here is my version, lounging about the garden, resting up after hauling yarn to a crochet event. It'll need the rest, because it's going to the farmers' market later this week.|
|The bag is addictive. You'll want to continue past the time your wrist says "Uncle!" It's worked in tapestry crochet at a tight enough gauge that you don't need to line it. But you do need to rest your wrist periodically. Working on it a couple hours each evening is about right.
When you're working the clever color-changing pattern, pay attention to the final rep of the chart, as that is when the pattern shifts to set up the next row. Easy-peasy, but it's easy to just keep noodling along in the set pattern & then have to ravel back a bit. Ask me how I know.
At left, the tube is all complete and the bottom points are magically coming together to form the bottom.
| I'm thinking I could fit a pink/yellow version into my life.
What colors will your Hosta Tote be? Let us know!