Monday, July 30, 2007


I have a huge stash of beads (my last obsession before I found knitting again) and I thought it would be nice to try to use some of them in a knitting project, just to give it a try. I wanted to do a small bag and had some Louet Gems Merino (left over from another project) which seemed like a good choice.

I looked around on the internet for free patterns for beaded bags and I ran across a cute crocheted bag that seemed like a nice little starter project. Now I hadn't crocheted anything in many more years than I'd care to admit, but I've been itching to try it again after seeing so many great crocheted bags on other knitter's blogs.

I meant to take some pics of this little bag in progress, but it was done almost before I knew it. I even had to frog a few rows after going too far before doing the holes for the drawstring. This bag is t-i-n-y. I thought it would be a cute bag for carrying a cell phone and maybe a credit card, but it is really too small for either. I wish I'd put something in the picture for scale, but it's about 3" tall with a 2" diameter.

Materials used:
Louet Gems Merino in Caribbean Blue (a very small portion of a skein)
180 Size 8 triangle beads (I made the bag a little taller than the instructions so I needed the 20 extra beads)
Size C Susan Bates crochet hook
1 yd matching rat tail cord

1 comment:

Persnickety Knitter said...

Cute bag. I have a ton of beads, too. I'll have to try this project.