So, you know how I wrote an ebook called Crochet Dynamite: Argyle Crochet? (Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can download Amazon's FREE software and read it on your tablet, smartphone or computer! Awesomesauce!) Well, I ended up with a lot (LOT) of variegated yarn that just doesn't work with the argyle technique. It's a bummer.
On the bright side, I've got some really fun yarn to play with now! Yippee!
I was teasing my grandma the other day about her daily routines, but it made me think about myself. I've realized that I've got two routines that I do daily too. I have to crochet to calm my brain down, because the days that I don't are the days that I have panic attacks and can't function (um, too much information?). And I have to make my daily run to Target (it's close, and our local grocery store just closed, so it's a two-for).
I did a recycling week in January (check THIS LIST for the projects), and ever since then I've been hyper aware of how much plastic is thrown away in my environment. I've been working hard to reduce it, but it's hard to get everyone in the family on board with the "Take the Reusable Bag in EVERY time!" plan. Don't get me started on the "Reuse Ziplock Bags!" plan... LOL!!!
I made these bags to be similar to a bag that I picked up at Harrods. I love them! They are perfect for my Target runs, but they'd be equally awesome carrying around my latest crochet project. And I really love that they are such a great way to show off some of that awesome variegated yarn that I can't Argyle Crochet with.
Dynamite Market Bag
Approximate finished size -16.5" tall x 15" wide
Variegated Worsted Weight Yarn - approximately 380 yards (for the White/Pink/Green bag I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in Holland, for the Brown/Pink/Green bag I used Red Heart Super Saver in CherryCola)
Size I crochet hook
R1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each sp across (35 st)
R2-9: ch 2, hdc in each st across (35 st)
R10: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn piece and 10 hdc across short edge, 35 hdc across the back loops of R1, 10 hdc across final short side, sl st to first hdc to join round (90 st)
R11-35: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join round (90 st)
R36: ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 15 st, skip 15 st, 30 hdc, ch 15, skip 15 st, 28 hdc, sl st to first hdc to join round (90 st)
R37: ch 2, hdc, 15 hdc across ch stitches, 30 hdc, 15 hdc across ch stitches, 29 hdc, sl st to first hdc to join round (90 st)
R38-39: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st to first sc to join round (90 st)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
**For you Argyle Crocheters: The Red Heart Super Saver CherryCola yarn actually will argyle, but the pattern length is about as long as their Camouflage yarn pattern. Two skeins would make an amazing scarf.
Ooh! Just a reminder to get your Argyle Crochet questions ready for our Twitter Q and A tomorrow at 3pm PST. Make sure you label your tweets #argylecrochet! (If you haven't gotten your copy yet, it's not too late! Read it today and join us tomorrow!)