Something Different

Project – Shopping Tote Bag (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Indigo, Stonewash, Hot Green, Hot Orange
Blogger – DinaPurls

At least for me.  I have never knitted or crocheted  a tote or bag of any sort.  I think the last time I made a bag, I was 11 or 12 years old in sewing class (I still have the bag and up until recently, used it for storing all my knitting needles).  This time, I'm tackling a cute summer tote.

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton - Shopping Tote Bag (crochet)

This one is a free project available on the Bernat website.  It looked familiar.  When I checked my Bernat booklets, I saw that I had the original publication from which the pattern came.  Ha!

While the original colour combinations are pleasant, I wanted something more bold.  To that end, I'm using hot orange and hot lime with a rich denim blue.  Have you checked out the new Handicrafter Cotton denim shades?  I'm very excited to start this project.  And judging from my artful arrangement of my newly arrived yarn, this colour combo is gonna be exciting.

Happy crafting!

DinaPurls :)


I love the new denim colors! They are great! Hopefully they will get done up in the big skeins so I can crochet this bag at a cheaper price.