This post is sponsored by We Are Knitters. All opinions are 100% my own!
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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I love those little bags I have made some small and some bigger ones
The bag is adorable! Perfect size for carrying around a crochet project! Also, LOVE the yarn!!! I’ve often wondered why there are not more options available for this type of yarn. And now one more option is available!
Thank you! Yes! It turned out perfect. This was my first time using that yarn and I am in love!
Love the bag and the color pink is my favorite!
Love this bag!! Would be great to run and toss what ever project you were working on and head out anywhere!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Although I NEVER win anything.
Thanks for a chance, love the pink even though my favorite color is green.
Definitely a must have for me. Love love love!
Oooh! I love this!!! Perfect summer project for this teacher! I’m ready to relax with a new project!
Love this bag!
Beautiful! Love the look and color!
Beautiful! Looks like a great summer project x
Love this bag! Just lovely! Definitely will make this one. The yarn choice looks scrumptious. I like that you dont need to line it.
I’d love to try the fabric yarn on the new bag :) Ravelry name: kimmyj22
If I win that visa card I would definitely get some some of that fabric yarn.
Thanks for the chance to win it.
The Minune Dress is my favorite I think!
Super! Love this bag!
Love the bag! Would enjoy making it. When will the winner be determined?
I’ve been meaning to try fabric yarn, this would be a wonderful opportunity and it makes such a cute bag!