Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thinking of you! Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn Crochet Bag

One of the highlights of CHA is the Prime Publishing event that brings together bloggers and suppliers, for food, drink, fellowship and SWAG!
This year the product packages were mailed to us.

I got one (count them 1) skein of
 Bernat Mega Bulky yarn.
Points for an informative label
I almost never use acrylic yarns.
I was bemoaning this to my DT sisters, who reminded  me, it's not
all about me!

Can you smell the wood burning?
Thinking cap on!
the hand feel and knitablility of the yarn was much more pleasing than I expected
and I still wouldn't want to wear, or suggest anyone knitting a thinking cap, or anything else to wear, out of it.
And remember, only 1 skein.

Hence, the bag!
Flowers by Little B- also from the Prime Event.

I found a  free pattern, online on the Yarnspirations site that called for 3 skeins, so I just left out a few rows.

Materials and Supplies

  • One skein Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn.
  • 15mm crochet hook, or hook that will give you the gauge .
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
  • Stitch marker
  • Little B flowers, lace, gemstone for embellishment -optional
Instructions

 Size U.S. N/15 (10 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
ABBREVIATIONS: 
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Approx = Approximately Ch = Chain(s)Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s) Sc = Single crochet Sl st = Slip stitch 
GAUGE
6 sc and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm].
INSTRUCTIONS
Ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 24 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 30 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 36 sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. Working into both loops, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rep last rnd until work is the size you want,
. Do not fasten off.
Handles: 1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 9 (12-15) sc. Ch 6. Skip next 6 sc.1 sc in each of next 18 (24-30) sc. Ch 6. Skip next 6 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 (12-15) sc. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 9 (12- 15) sc. 10 sc in next ch-6 sp. 1 sc in each of next 18 (24-30) sc. 10 sc in next ch-6 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 (12-15) sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. 56 (68-80) sc.

Add some Little B flowers or other embellishments by sewing them on with the thread yo use to create the flowers.
All you do to make the Little B flowers, is pull the thread!
I dyed these with ink on my craft sheet and added a piece of lace and a diamond.

Using a 15mm hook, I had this much left over.
Maybe I wouldn't use this bag, and yes, dear readers, this is for you!
This is an easy crochet project if you are comfortable with single crochet and increasing and decreasing.

I have another idea coming soon with another product I would "never" use- so please visit often.

Comments and Questions always welcomed!

5 comments:

  1. Love your bag - it turned out SUPER COOL~!!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you will give it a try!

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    2. Oh Robyn, I don't knit! LOL!
      BUT I saw how to finger knit, I think I can handle that! HA!

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  2. Wow! Love the bag and the colour is lovely.Must give it a go x

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