the three year bag

I mentioned over the last few posts that I’ve been really enjoying some hardcore crafting time lately, and I’m ecstatic to be able to announce that I’ve finally finished a crochet project that I started three, yes three, years ago.

The whole thing began with a vague idea of a market bag, but with a solid bottom, and then before I knew it, it had big round base and a drawstring fastening. And that’s how it stayed for a good two-and-a-half years, languishing at the bottom of a crate of yarn, unfinished and unloved. I came across it a few months ago,  added the handle and a cord for the drawstring, and hung it proudly on the end of the bannisters.

There’s a few bits to finish off – I need to find a smaller bead to add onto the drawstring, so I don’t need to keep knotting it as well, and I’m thinking about doing some aztec-y embroidery on the solid panels, but it’ll probably be another three years until I manage that..

I’m pretty pleased with it, and although I didn’t write the pattern down, I think it’d be pretty easy to figure out. If anyone fancies having a go, I’d be happy to post a tutorial for it – it’s turned out as a nice roomy bag, which has plenty of space for magazines, books, a camera and phone. Basically, all the essentials!


  1. Lisa-Marie
    June 22, 2013 / 9:07 am

    It's beautiful! lovely shape and texture!

  2. Laura
    June 22, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Lovely, well done! x

  3. the linen cloud
    June 22, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Lovely … I really like the pattern … Bee x

  4. Very Berry Handmade
    June 22, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Cute bag! Love the draw string idea…

  5. Haafner
    June 22, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    Hello! Came across your blog for the first time today – it's really nice & your new/old bag is gorgeous!New follower 🙂

  6. Jane George
    June 23, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    great to find you today and loving this crochet! xxx

  7. Jess Schleicher
    June 24, 2013 / 12:36 pm


  8. KatGotTheCream
    July 1, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Well done clever sausage. I'd love to see some added embroidery but I think you should enjoy the fruits of your labour for now!! X

  9. Lapin Lou
    July 9, 2013 / 10:44 am

    So pretty, has a nice kinda 70's retro vibe to it. Well done on finishing x

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