Monday, September 11, 2006

September Bag Me KAL & 'Granny's no square'

The challenge for the September Bag Me KAL is to make a felted bag using colour work.

Now, technically it should be a knit bag with some intarsia on it and I had planned to follow these instructions like a good lickle girlie. But as I am happily riding the crochet train at the moment, I decided to crochet a bag using a technique called Tapestry Crochet (which is basically intarsia for crochet).

There are loads of tapestry crochet patterns out there and I am going to keep this one a surprise until it's finished.

Originally I was going to use the 'Granny's no square' bag from the SnB crochet book as my bag for the September KAL but that would be cheating. I'm guessing that crocheting in circles with different colours of wool doesn't count?!?

Anyway, for the SnB bag, I am using a combination of Debbie Bliss Merino aran and the usual feltable wool that I get from I am hoping that when the bag is felted, I will have a very colourful bag with lovely colourful circles. Did I mention this is a bit of an experiment??? as the SnB bag is made with Berroco Suede and therefore not a felted bag.

I've never felted crochet work before. Should be fun. =^.^= In the meantime, I leave you with a piccie of my progress on the 'Granny's no square' bag.

1 comment:

AR said...

I felted a crocheted bag and it turned out really good. I can't wait to see yours when it's all done.