Monday, October 24, 2011

WIP: granny square bag 2

I made my first squares of my granny square bag and since I don't like the "putting it together" at the end and the "weaving the loose ends" I try to do this as much as possible during the proces.

Here is the current status; its already starting to look like a bag....:


I started with the small squares with a rose in the middle, of which I took 4 to form one square. The pattern/tutorial is from Rose Hip.

 I thought that it would be too much roses if I would do all the blocks like this, so I decided to make a block with only one, but a little bit larger rose. I adjusted the pattern of Rose Hip, by adding a third ring of petals to it. Just like the second row, but now 4 chains instead of 3 and * 1sc, 7dc, 1sc * for each petal. The background color was attached to the second ring of petals just like in the pattern for the smaller rose.

At "the back" of the bag I used blocks in 2D rather than 3D. As a basis I took the "Somalia" from Nadelspiel. It comes with a youtube instruction. I will make four of these squares.
Because I'm using my scraps, not all the yarn is of the same thickness, so I have to cheat here and there. In the middle of the Somalia's I put a block with four friendship rings. It is from a pattern on allfreecrochetafghanpatterns. The pattern is quite easy although I misread at some point and that took me some time to figure out.

 Now still four blocks and the handles to go, of which one is on its way.

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