I wanted to try the idea of turning a mandala into a market bag, and it worked!It makes a perfect little project bag or accessory for your next picnic or visit to the beach or markets.I had hoped to make it with a single ball of cotton, but there just wasn’t enough so I went with a contrasting colour from my stash to finish it off. I have used a pattern that I had in a book at home – Mandalas to Crochet by Haafner Linssen – rewritten it to make it easier to follow, and then extended the pattern to create the market bag.
This pattern is suitable for intermediates. I used Knit Picks Dishie Cotton, a lovely worsted weight 100% cotton. It provides instructions for the special stitches 2 double crochet (treble) together and 3 double crochet (treble) together.
It makes for a very versatile bag that I know you will love!
I taught myself to crochet in August 2016 in honour of my Grannie, Mabel Eileen. I have fallen in love with crochet and I’m passionate about creating new things, adapting patterns to make them unique to me and I’m venturing out into the world by creating my own patterns too. This shop is to further honour my Grannie and share my love of crochet with as many people as possible by making patterns and crochet items available to everyone.
I hope you’ll follow me on this journey…and join me in my mission to bring a unique and modern vibe to the world of crochet. I have a vision to lead others into learning the craft and to encourage them to bring their own style into the items they make. I will do this by providing versatile patterns, that I love and that represent me and my unique, yet elegant and timeless style.