Thursday, January 03, 2008

Crochet Sampler Bag

Front of Crochet Sampler Bag

Back of Crochet Sampler Bag

In an effort to support exploring new stitches, I’ve created a ‘crochet sampler bag” using some of my favorite stitches. This is in conjunction with a crochet class to be offered at 3 Kittens Needle Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For the class, we will learn all these stitches, plus have a cool project bag in the end!

I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca in color #6201. This yarn is 50% wool, 50% alpaca and has 215 yards per skein. I’m going to line the bag with plastic canvas for support. I have black leather straps for the handle. I LOVE the big cable up the middle, to me, this tied the bag together. I'll post a picture when I'm done.

Have you tired any new stitches lately? Are you making any resolutions to expand your crochet skill level? I suggest trying a few textured stitches, like the Griddle Stitch or Seed Stitch.

You'll never go back to a straight HDC item after seeing the beauty and ease of a good texture stitch!

4 comments:

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Love your sampler bag! I've never heard of the Griddle stitich. I'll have to check that one out! Thanks!

Sheila said...

Great sampler bag, I'm looking forward to learning new crochet stitches. BTW my new blog address is http://sheilazcrochetz.blogspot.com

♥.•*Carol T*•.♥ said...

Hi Pam
it's been a while since I've visited you.
My blog address has changed, & so has my blog,
here is my new blog address.
http://asmallcozycornerformycrochet.blogspot.com/

Have a great day tomorrow!!

Erin said...

Hi Pam! Missed you over the holidays! The reunion with Carrie was wonderful! We remembered an email conversation we had awhile back about her having a baby and us getting together to make baby blankets...only neither of us know how! I guess now we know who to call! Have a great new year, and here's to hoping all your resolutions come true! Love, Erin