This is the first of a series of blogs on the 5 designs I have on special offer on LoveKitting/LoveCrochet and Ravelry this month. I will also blog about other designs but as these 5 are on special offer I thought you’d like a bit more information on them.
Ollerton Bag is a lovely bag, perfect for carrying projects or as a small beach bag. The size is approx 32cm by 32cm plus handle.
I used cotton DK yarn to make this – Stylecraft Classique Cotton – but you could use any cotton DK or even opt for a thicker yarn to make a larger bag. It uses 4 colours and mine used one ball each of Wisteria, Lavender, Shell Pink and Dove. Each 50g ball is about 92m – so if you want to substitute yarn look for balls of 92m or more. You will also need a 4mm crochet hook. If you want a bigger bag try using aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook – but be aware you will need more yarn. I just had a look on LoveCrochet and found a lovely 5 ball colour pack of cotton aran here , as the meterage of these balls is long you should easily get a larger bag using just 4 of the balls (with some to spare for other projects!).
Construction of the bag is very easy, it’s made of motifs which are joined with a flat seam. The pattern includes a chart and construction diagrams as well as the written pattern.
You can find the pattern on LoveCrochet here, it is already discounted to the special sale price of £2 (normally £4). If you prefer to use Ravelry then you can find here, but you will need to use coupon code INDIEJUNE on checkout to get the discounted price.
Happy crocheting xxx