Wednesday, 10 August 2016

ANIKSI - Springtime Crochet Bag

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Springtime Crochet Patterns

It's time to say arrivederci to the cold and gloomy days of winter, and start crocheting a few new accessories which will spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe and also your home decor.

Here is my spring/summer time crochet bag pattern for 2016. I am hoping it will inspire you all to get out your hooks and your favourite cotton yarns or threads, and allow those creative juices to flow!

This is a great pattern for using up all those odd remnants you have sitting in your stash.  It is exactly what I have done here with this bag creation.  I started with the afghan squares and then proceeded to design the rest of the bag, which took into account how much cotton yarn I had left of each colour.  Luckily I had an ample amount of white cotton yarn for my main colour (MC), because I really didn't want to be buying any extra just to finish this bag.  I am going to give this bag a cotton lining to extend the life of the bag and to help keep the shape, however it is always up to you to decide whether you line it or not.

I must admit it has taken me a while to finish writing up the pattern for this afghan bag, mainly because there have been other more important things happening in my life, and unfortunately, instead of posting this blog in May here I am posting it in August. C'est la vie!

ANIKSI Bag Crochet Pattern

This crochet Aniksi bag does not take very long to crochet, you can have it done in a few days, with plenty of summertime left to enjoy using it.  Come and give it a try and have some fun using up your cotton yarn stash!

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DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZE:  One size
MEASUREMENTS:  Circumference of bag 24in (61cm);  13in (33cm) deep.
YARN USED:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8ply 
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any similar DK cotton yarn
NOTIONS:  3.5mm (E-4), Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES:  Bag consists of four (4) afghan squares; two (2) rectangular pieces; one (1) long strip; two (2) handles. Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) bag using eight (8) colours. This pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 
This pattern is available in USA American Crochet Terms.

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ANIKSI Bag Crochet Pattern
is available from my online stores


Do come and have a play with the
ANIKSI Afghan Bag Crochet Pattern
use as many colours or as few as you dare!

to explore my other afghan crochet patterns 
which are listed below

Ciao, ciao!

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