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Crocheted pram bag revealed

July 7, 2011

It’s good to hear following my last post that I’m not the only who’s discovered the advantages of acrylic yarn. I won’t feel so bad about having a snuffle around the budget section next time I go yarn shopping — depending on what it is that I want to make, at least.

I said I’d been working on another quick project with the left-overs and here it is — a cheery little bag/basket to hang on Baby D’s pram to store a few of his bits and pieces when we go out. I made it pretty small, using DK instead of aran and a smaller hook size than the pattern specifies. I’d add a few extra pattern repeats if I were to make it again — which I probably will do, since it’s so quick to make, and I love the texture.

I’m not sure how, but I ended up with too many stitches when it came to add the handles, so the sc area at the top/sides is a little bit wider than it should be. It didn’t seem to matter so I have left it as it is rather than frogging to work out where I went wrong.

I added some little flowers for extra cheer. They’re the “apple blossom” from Lesley Stanfield’s book, 100 flowers to knit & crochet. The larger one was actually a mistake — I used American stitches. Having learnt to crochet largely from the Internet, I tend to think in American terminology despite being English myself and I’d forgotten the book uses English crochet terms. I actually think the American terms make more sense and are easier to remember, but maybe that’s because that’s how I’ve learnt it.

Anyway, here are the vital stats:

Pattern: Flea Market Bag by Linda Permann (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Yarnfair Double Knitting in Lime (and Sirdar Country Style DL for the flowers)
Hook: 4mm
Happy?: For sure!

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5 comments

  1. That is gorgeous! And very useful xx


    • Thank you!


  2. Fantastic Idea!!! The crocheted flowers really brighten it up. =)


  3. Really pretty and useable bag!


  4. Una idea muy original para llevar las cosas del bebe en el carro.



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