The Crochet Bag with Fringe was the winner with 70% of the vote.
I’m going to use Bernat Maker Home Dec in Nautical Variegated. This is a heavier weight than worsted but I think this style of yarn will a good bag.
They list the gauge for this project as 7 single equals 2 inches and my gauge with the Home Dec and a J hook is 6 single crochet to 2 inches. My bag will turn out a little bigger than theirs. If this turns out well I might do a second one in Scheepjes Catona. The Catona is a sport weight so it should make a smaller bag.
The pattern starts out with a chain and uses that as the base to crochet around. It uses single crochet, double crochet and puff stitches then adds drawstrings, fringe and a bead trim.
Over this weekend I went to the Pinner’s Conference with a friend (Hi Rachel!). Next week I’ll share some of the things we made.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.