I recently finished another tote bag with some of the green yarn that was left over from the latest afghan. This is a cross body bag, great for when I’m out walking. It was made using 4 shades of green Loops & Thread Impeccable yarn.
I use the pattern from Trend Setting Totes. It’s a favourite of mine and I’ve made a few of the Jaunty Shells pattern. Some were given as gifts but the latest ones were for me. I love co-ordinating my bags to my outfits. I made one in black and greys last Fall. I’ve also got an all brown one that I made a few years ago but don’t think I ever posted about in this site. As the brown one was the first one I had ever made I followed the pattern exactly. But the later ones had some pattern adjustments to include different shades. The black and grey one was done with 9 rows of black shells, 7 rows of dark grey shells, and 5 rows of light grey shells.
Just to change things up a bit on the green one I did 9 rows of deep forest shells, 7 rows of forest shells, 5 rows fern shells and 3 rows of soft fern shells. It was finished off with soft fern single crochet rows and a strap of soft fern.
As always I add a cotton lining into all my bags so that keys and small items don’t poke through the crochet and the strap doesn’t stretch out after a few uses. There is always in inside pocket for tucking those small items in.
Here are the three tote bags … same but different.
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