The Only Bag You Need This Summer
Summer is the perfect time for spontaneous adventures. You might be running errands and suddenly decide you want to try stand-up paddleboarding or be on your way to breakfast and drive by a farmer’s market you just have to go to.
On days like these, it’s handy to have a “go bag” in your car so you’re prepared for almost anything. I love go bags because I want to be ready for whatever activities might come along! My go bag has a swimsuit, small towel, frisbee, flip-flops, a couple of granola bars, and lots and lots of sunscreen. It has everything I need for a spontaneous adventure, but the bag itself is a ratty old gym tote that should have been retired a long time ago. What I really need is a cute and sturdy crochet bag, and I’ve found just the one I want: the Light of Day Tote!
This supercute, super-useful bag from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 is the perfect summer go bag. It’s big enough to hold all my essentials, but not so large that I feel like I’m hauling around a suitcase. And with its open lace stitchwork, it’s delightfully lightweight and summery but still tough enough to withstand all my summer activities.
That ruggedness is thanks to the yarn, a unique abaca pulp/cotton blend called HiKoo Woodi from Skacel. Plant-based yarns like Woodi are all the rage this summer, and for good reason: they’re sturdy and sustainable, not to mention beautiful! These natural yarns are great for bags and other projects that need to be able to withstand a little rough use, and they really shine in lacy patterns like the Light of Day Tote. Woodi is rugged and great for a tote that will see a lot of use, but it’s also soft and pliable, making it a pleasure to crochet with and carry in the finished tote.
If you need a summer go bag, you’re definitely going to want to stitch up the Light of Day Tote. This awesome project is now available in a kit that includes everything you need to make the bag, plus a bonus pattern for an awesome matching zippered pouch in the same yarn! The pouch is perfect for all your small essentials—chapstick, headphones, crochet hooks—that might be in danger of falling out of the bag if you left them loose. The kit comes with enough yarn to make both the bag and the pouch.
Order this awesome kit today and get started on the ultimate summer crochet bag! You’ll love having a go bag at the ready. And with the bonus zippered pouch to keep your small items safe and secure, you could easily ditch your usual heavy purse and make this tote your everyday bag this summer. It’s versatile enough to go anywhere you go, and it’s lightweight enough for everyday use. And of course, it’s perfect for whatever adventures you get up to, from spontaneous beach trips to a morning of epic garage sale-ing!
However you use your Light of Day Tote, I know you’ll love it! Let us know how you’re using yours in the comments!