Saturday, March 15, 2008

Not what I had in mind

I crocheted a market bag, from a Lion Brand pattern (must be logged into Lion Brand to see pattern). Somewhere along the line I screwed up. Somewhere between round 9 & 14 I duplicated a round & then early on in round 15-28 I added a couple more stitches. This ended up a full 18 stitches per round wider at the widest part. Which explains why I had insufficient yarn to finish it. I didn't discover I was off by 18 stitches until I was on round 29 & decreasing and I wasn't going to unravel back 20 rows to figure it out. Not when there were only 4 rounds left.

So this is my market bag. Not the most attractive thing I have ever done. I also changed the straps. I need 2 short straps for groceries, over the shoulder doesn't work for me.

On the plus side this thing can hold 4 gallons of milk at once!

I'm making it again. This time in ecru & I'm checking the stitch count more often.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Looks good to me! I want to make a bunch too, so I can stop relying on the plastic stuff. What yarn did you use?

Stacey said...

It's Sugar & Cream cotton