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.
This bag is simple but very on-trend and perfect for beginners.
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