Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bold & Beautiful Tote- striped Crochet tote

Hi - I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Today I'm moving away from a paper crafting project, and instead thought I'd share bright bold crocheted tote I just finished up!
I've been working on it over the last few weeks- it's been easy to pick up and work away at while I watched TV - I've been super busy at work, and with the long days, it's been something nice to work on to clear my head before going to sleep each night.
I got the pattern for this from Crochet World it's almost all of the same colors- but I also changed the pattern up in that I could not get clean straight vertical rows - like you see in the upper half of the bag on the original pattern from Crochet World - Aug 2014
now here's a look at mine- I used a lot of my yarn stash up, and what I purchased was Red Heart worsted wt.  I love the colors they used, but I did replace the Orange and Corals with Reds, that I purchased as I could not find the right colors.
You'll also noticed I did not do any of the vertical stripes, I found I could not get them to stay nice and straight and I think that is from the different types of yarns, some were softer then the Red Heart yarn, and made it challenging to keep the panels from getting wonky so I opted to keep all the stripes  horizontal.

a closeup of the rolled roses I made- I used to distract from my less than perfect joined rows.


Jacquie Southas said...

Cool bag, Karen. Love the crocheted roses!

Melody said...

A woman with so many talents!! Love it!