Happy Friday friends! I just spent a very fun (but long) week in the mountains with a group of youth girls from my church. I must say, disconnecting from social media, giggling all night, and enjoying beautiful Mother Nature for five days was extremely refreshing. I took some projects with me and it was fun to get a few things finished. I especially loved how quickly and lovely my Menorca Bag worked up, a crochet kit by We Are Knitters. The color is fresh and pretty, and the texture of the bag is perfect.
The Menorca Kit comes with 3 skeins of fabric yarn, a 15mm wooden hook, a darning needle and a pattern booklet. I have never worked with knit fabric yarn before and I loooooove it. It has the perfect amount of stretch to it, but not enough to make it difficult to work with.
When I pulled out that big hook, I thought,” Nah! That hook is waaaay too big for this yarn.” The foundation chain looked big and loose, and a bit shabby. Luckily I decided to trust the pattern because it worked up beautifully. Once I started working single crochet stitches into the chain, I saw the texture come alive.
Isn’t it pretty? And that is only a few minutes of work. You can make the entire bag in about 90 minutes. Chunky yarn is so fun!
The bag itself is very substantial; I won’t be adding liner to it. It’s perfect the way it is!
I made a few adjustments to the pattern. This Menorca Bag is very easy to modify for your own tastes. I wanted my bag a bit shorter, so I worked a few less rows on the bag body before adding the handles. I also added a row of single crochet stitches across the top of the handles before working the last row of slip stitches. When you buy your kit, you can email me for specifics!
This bag is simple but very on-trend and perfect for beginners.
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