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Friday, June 22, 2012

Next! (Pink Granny Tote 1)

I'm jonesing for a new project. That's not to say I haven't been crocheting and otherwise crafting. I've been making key fobs and beaded bracelets like mad! I also made a 4th of July wreath for my front door. But what I really want is a project. Maybe another purse.

Then I saw this on Pinterest:
Photo by Machteld M.
Granny squares! Pink! Pink granny squares! I'm in love....But (and this is a big but) I don't make afghans. Nope. I don't like to wait months for a completed project. I like stuff I can finish in, at most, a few weeks. That's why I make purses and accessories. That's also why I crochet. It's faster than knitting. I digress...

You may recall, I've recently made a couple of granny square purses. Mine are framed in white. I just love the idea of all the granny square goodness surrounded by pink. So sweet and feminine and utterly summery.

So, I'm using this granny square pattern by Purl Bee.
I'll use what I have in my stash -- mainly white, off white, yellow, 2 shades of green, aqua, light blue, deep pink, you get the idea. Very summery. The first three rounds will be squares of all kinds of combos from the yarn listed above. Round 4 will be in pink.

Then I'll put the squares together to make this purse shape:

By Facile Cecile
Now that I see this pic again, I can see I will need more rounds. This bag was made using granny squares of 6 rounds. So I think what I'll do is use pattern above, but make a bigger square. So what I'll do is make 5 rounds of different color combos. Round #6 will always be pink.

This may also be the perfect time to try out this technique for handles:
Instructions by clothogancho.
If you're keeping track, that's 4 different people/blogs for inspiration and one person who will try to pull it all together. Check back in a week or so to see how, or if, it's all coming together.

Happy crafting!

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