Granny Square Inspired Knitted Tote Bag

I adore crochet granny squares, they are addictive to make, the colour combinations are endless and you can make so many things from them.  But why should those hookers have all the fun?

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Inspired by gorgeous granny square beach bags, I have designed this knit version 🙂  Each of the three squares is worked in the round from the centre out.  It is knitted using Jamieson’s of Sheland DK wool and is felted using the washing machine.  If you can not bring yourself to shrink your knitting this bag will look equally pretty un-felted.

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You can find the pattern for this bag inside issue 95 of Let’s Knit Magazine.

Crochet in Progress and the tortoise in crochet, well it is Wednesday!

Ready for your weekly dose of wacky, wild and whimsical Wednesdayness?


Instant Gratification

Despite having to sack my house elves this week, I have managed some me time this week. I wanted to make something that would grow quickly, not take too much brain power and would look cool with my autumn wardrobe.

A quick look on Ravelry resulted in this beautiful find, the Half Granny Square Shawl by Anastacia Zittel. It is working up really nicely. I am using Zauberball sock yarn and a 4mm crochet hook the pattern is very intuitive. Why not have a go yourself, Anastacia has very generously offered it as a free pattern. I would love to see your finished shawls, why not post a picture on my Facebook page.

In other news

Tonight is the launch of my new knitting, crochet and sewing group. I am really looking forward to meeting all my new crafty friends. We are pretty much full for tonight’s group, but there are places still available for future meetings, follow the link for further details and booking information.

Katie’s cute and funny picture for this week is in keeping with crochet theme……


Enjoy the rest of your week fellow hookers and stabbers.

Jane x