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Market Bag Mania

Market Bag Mania

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Are you ready for the upcoming season of Farmer’s Market’s??  Soon the season will be here where in our communities the markets will be getting under way!

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I have been working solely on children’s items the last few weeks to prepare for the art walk here in town… I was so ready to move on to something new… Something I had never made in my crochet career.  I wanted to make something quick and easy,  no pattern required…. So, I browsed crochet sites and sifted through my stash to get some fresh ideas… A MARKET BAG… Yes, I have always wanted one and knew it would be easy and quick! I had plenty of cotton yarn to complete at least 1 or 2 bags!

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My Newest Creation,,, A Market Bag…

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It has a solid Single Crochet bottom and Triple Crochet mesh sides.  In just a couple of hours it was done… It is large, the picture doesn’t do it justice!  The bag itself is about 18″-20″ tall the base is 12″-14″ across.  From my shoulder it hangs mid-thigh with nothing in it… Perfect for a big shopping trip…  It would bring home a lot of yarn!

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But like most crocheter’s, I decided to not keep this great creation… So off it goes to Alpine Originals for some other lucky shopper!  I couldn’t just make one of course… So, the base of a coral one is already started!

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So here is to Crochet and Market Bags…

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Elena

SHELLS AND SUNSHINE COCOON & HAT SET

SHELLS AND SUNSHINE COCOON & HAT SET

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Spring is on its way, and a little sunshine will be nice.  I completed my next pattern over the weekend and made two sample sets… I am hoping I got all the little quirks worked out and I will be posting the free pattern later this week for these cute little baby Cocoon & Hat Sets.  I tossed around the thought of what to call the pattern and since the sweet little yellow one was the first one completed, I decided to call them Shells & Sunshine Cocoon and Hat Set !

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I will be carefully going over the pattern a couple more times to make sure it works before I post it.  The pattern is simple and works up  quickly.  The set could be made up in just a few hours if you had a baby shower to go too!  The set is for newborn – 3 months.

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These 2 sets will be delivered as usual to Alpine Originals to put up for sale.  Like I was saying last post, they are participating later this month in the our city’s Art Walk… The display they have this month is focusing on artists with children’s items.  So… I have been working at record speed to make several items that fit in that category!

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Shells & Sunshine Cocoon & Hat Sets

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A little bit of sunshine for a sweet baby…

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A closer look at the stitch pattern

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Don’t forget to check back later this week for the Free Pattern for this set… I hope you love it and I would love to hear from you when you make it!

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So here is to Spring and Sunshine… And Celebrating National Crochet Month!

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Elena

Week 2..National Crochet Month… A Peek At The Next Free Pattern

Week 2..National Crochet Month… A Peek At The Next Free Pattern

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It’s National Crochet Month,,, Week 2…  I am so excited to be working on my next pattern to be published here on my site and on ravelry.com  later this week!

I live in a very small town and crochet supplies are hard to come by… I needed some new yarn to work on this project and my new pattern.  This go around I was able to find what I needed for a reasonable price at amazon.com  and it arrived at my home yesterday…  It was so exciting to open a box and see new skeins of yarn to add to my stash!

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Some great yarn to start a new project…

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I started my project right away… So excited to write a new pattern and make my newest item to deliver later this week to the shop.  This month our town will re-start the once a month Art Walk.  The theme at Alpine Originals (the shop where I sell) is Children… So they will be highlighting all the artists (including me) and all the children’s items they make… I am busy making extra kids items just for this event!  Hint…. The next FREE PATTERN is in this category…

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A little preview of the next FREE PATTERN

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Stay tuned in the next couple days for more on this Pattern and pictures of this project.  It is sweet and soft and just right for a little angel to snuggle…

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So here is to Projects, Patterns and National Crochet Month!

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Elena

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