Crocheting garden twine to make a bag?
Well I finished it.
My original inspiration came from here but I decided to add in wooden handles instead and basically just made it a different shape.
Can I just say; as a crocheting newbie who didn't know one end of a crochet hook from the other until this project - it is so completely doable. Find yourself a Youtube video and suddenly all those weird abbreviations will make sense and off you go.
And I also want to say when I next go on holiday, I absolutely will not expect to pay next to nothing for some rustic holiday bag made by a local women's cooperative or such like. Nope, these things take time and skillz are involved. I have a renewed awareness of what it takes to make a bag.
I think it probably needs blocking like you'd block something knitted but I'm still thinking it out in my head: blocking garden twine...would it work?
The bag was made with garden twine from Nutscene. If you are looking for twine in funky colours this is where you should stop by. My local garden centre has garden twine in dark green only. Nutscene twines come in neon shades (like the pink I used) as well as pretty much any shade you can think of. You should read too why they are called Nutscene - very droll.
Fancy crocheting a garden twine bag yourself?
Nutscene have very kindly given me two variety packs of twine to give away. There's enough twine in there to crochet a bag and still have enough left over to tie up your
If you'd like a chance to win one of the packs, then please leave a comment letting me know where you live - I always like to know.
And since the demise of Google Reader and because I am even more curious, followers can leave a second comment and tell me which reader they now use to follow blogs.
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Giveaway will stay open until Monday 14 October 20.00 my time , after which Random Number Generator will work its magic.
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