This weekend I had some unexpected downtime, and got to participate in a CAL using someone else’s pattern! I made the Yet Another Market Bag by Debbie Solinsky, for the CAL on CrochetHappy, and added a fantastic Crochet Crab Applique, by Sara on My Merry Messy Life!
I decided to go with a nautical theme, so I made the bottom and top/handles with Royal Red Heart Super Saver, the white mesh with Loops and Threads Impeccable, and the applique with Cherry Red Red Heart Super Saver. I made the base of the bag 9 rounds big, and chained 30 for the straps.
I think it turned out super cute – and it’s all set to accompany my sister on her summer trip abroad! The bag pattern is super easy, though the crab applique is a little trickier – but very doable.To keep one color for the mesh, I just slip stitched to the center of the next ch sp after joiningl Easy peasy!
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a starfish would be cute too! is there a cute pattern for one somewhere – or a shell?
i really love the colors! i might try one in sea colors and theme 🙂
Thanks anita! I found a free starfish pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jellyfish-starfish-and-coral-sea-creatures-appliques
and a paid shell pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-shell-applique-crochet-pattern
I love it!
Imagine my surprise..I was browsing Pinterest this afternoon and saw your Market Bag! Now that’s a happy surprise 🙂
Love your nautical theme..I think it shows the versatility of the great little pattern.
😀 Thanks Tracy! I’m glad I got a chance to join the CAL – rare I have that extra time!
i really loved this awesome crochet collection! ♥