I finished my #eastersquare shoulder bag last night and I love it. It’s perfect for visiting the Saturday market here in St Francis Bay, or to carry my next crochet project in.
Before I started this project, I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. But as soon as the first 4 squares were joined, the doubt started. Should I use the beautiful dark grey from African Expressions Adore (a local yarn) or the lighter Katia Hechizo…
Posting the question on Instagram and Facebook really helped and I decided to go light. It didn’t take long to finish the 24 squares I needed.
Joining the squares was the best part of this project for me. I fell in love with Katia Hechizo. Although it consists of 48% virgin wool and 20% alpaca, there’s a bit of glitz in there too. Don’t know if it’s the 16% Nylon or the 16% polyester…
I hope you can see it in the photo (above). It’s so soft to the touch. I think it contrasts beautifully with the 100% natural Vinnis Nikkim, Serina and Bambi that I used in the first 4 rows of my #eastersquare.
In the photo above you’ll see Bambi Natural, Nikkim Stone, Serina Silver, Nikkim Blue-Grey, Bambi Baby Pink, Nikkim Purple Pink, Nikkim Pale Sage ( go to http://www.vinniscolours.co.za for stockists) and an unknown/unlabeled soft pink 100% merino wool. All the yarns were bought at my favorite yarn shop, Nomvula’s Knitters (contact Frances on 0824783022) in St Francis drive.
I could do this all the time. Crochet, I mean.
The button is plastic, but covered with a small crocheted circle.
The lining is a recycled old T-shirt of my husband’s (he doesn’t know it yet) and 2 extra squares ‘line’ the flap (something nice to look at every time I open the bag).
A most enjoyable Easter holiday project. And for my next make, here’s a sneak peak:
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