January 26, 2011

Bag in progress...

I left you yesterday saying that I was going to the LYS...
Well, I went... I knew I wanted to make something with this new Crocodile stitch that I just discovered, and I didn't know what to do with it... the people at the yarn store hadn't heared of it either and the owner liked it very much and she wanted to learn how to do it...

I thought about what to do and discussed it with people at the store and at the end I decided to go for a bag... I like the pattern for a million things!!! scarf, cowl, dress or skirt, a rug, a pillow... endless options... but I liked a lot the idea of a bag... I've been wanting to make a bag for a while now and this stitch will give it a great look, as well as body beacuse the fabric that produces is a bit stiff and dense.
I played with different hook sizes to see if a lacy look will do and I didn't liked it... then I tried with trebles instead of dc and it didn't look bad...

I bought two balls of Cascade 220 superwash... I really love that yarn... the color remind me of wheat...
I think is a nice color for a bag, and it shows the stitch pretty well, while helps it to not get lose.
I started to work in it this morning... and you know, that made me leave aside all the other WiP's that I have at the moment... specially I have to work on The Crochet Club project and I want to finish 2 pairs of slippers for my best friends.... anyway, maybe tomorrow LOL!

I made a 36ch for the foundation row plus 1ch, and worked the first row in sc to give it a firmer edge that will also be useful when assembling the bag. I'm woking with an H/5mm hook.

Have a good day!
See you soon!


  1. Ooh i'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this, well done great colour xxx

  2. I love the color yarn and the stitch is really nice. Can't wait to see this work up. Its going to be beautiful!

  3. I think that is going to make an amazing bag, Shanti! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Hugs, Teresa

  4. Looking forward to seeing this when you finish!

  5. oooh, it's going to be a pretty bag! I love that stitch

  6. Omgosh that is some yummy looking yarn

  7. nice...even I have been thinking of making a crocodile stitch bag....will wait n see how urs turns out to be. All the best!!

  8. Oooh, what a cool stitch! I love Cascade 220, I'm just about to start a new project with it myself. Laura x

  9. Fantastic idea to make a bag! it will be awesome, cant wait to see the final result! I had never herd of crocodile stitch but I like very much!


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