Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finished Project: Boomtown Carpet Bag

A few months ago I decided that I finally wanted to learn how to make granny squares. I've always wanted to be able to make them since I think they can be really cute and kitschy in the right project. So I sat down with some rum, leftover yarn from a scarf, my mom's old crochet hook, and youtube crochet tutorials. I'm left handed so crochet has always been a little awkward for me. Before we moved into the current apartment I made some wonky crocheted circles out of wool which I then felted and sewed some patches on to hide all the wrong stitches.

In about a week I had crocheted up seventeen squares and used up all the leftover yarn. Unsure what to do with them they went into a shopping bag and buried in my craft trunk. I finally decided a few weeks ago that I wanted a big bag for my current projects.

I then had to teach myself how to crochet the squares together, I'm pretty sure I did it wrong but I'm not too worried. A pair of handles, some plastic cross stitch sheets, and some fabric from the stash and a few hours and I had a new bag for my knitting!

It doesn't have any type of closure but it stays together pretty well. I like being able to grab stuff out of it on a whim.

I also love how perfectly it holds magazines and patterns. Last weekend I even put my current book I'm reading in it.

This is about what it looks like with all my stuff. Not too organized but I have everything I need, all my current projects in one tidy place. It's large enough I could even have a sweater project stored in here.

  • Right now I've got a finished pair of socks to show off to my knitting group tomorrow.
  • My knee high stockings, one is done and the other is about two inches in.
  • Knitpicks Time Traveler sock yarn, for my upcoming nerdy socks.
  • The second skein for the test knit gloves I'm knitting for a friend (they'd be in there too but I was knitting them :P ).
  • One finished sock to the pair I'm making on a whim without a pattern.
  • Various needles scattered on the bottom and magazines and patterns for all my projects.
So holds ALOT XD

Hope everyone's weekends are being productive, I made a new nerdy bag today I'll show off soon.

♥ Freckled Crafter


  1. Looks awesome! I'll bring that skein of opal tomorrow night to see if you like it.

  2. The bag looks beautiful!!!
    Your crochet skills are great keep it up!