Corner to Corner Crochet Bag

I am finding being a mum somewhat challenging at present and am intensely grateful for my chosen forms of therapy: running – my half marathon training is on track – and of course, crochet ๐Ÿ™‚ My girls are almost five and almost seven, and my joyous relief at being beyond the baby and toddler years and associated mental health issues (Post Natal Depression) is slightly tempered by the dawning realisation that with each new childhood era come new challenges which suddenly make teething and toilet training seem like a walk in the freaking park!

But I digress from the purpose of this post, which is to share with you my new bag! Let me just retrieve one more chocolate Hobnob from the back of the vegetable drawer in the fridge…

Ahhh, that’s better ๐Ÿ˜€ So, I taught myself Corner to Corner – C2C – crochet last week using thisย YouTube tutorial, and loved it. It hooks up into a nice solid fabric which I thought would be good for a bag. I experimented with a worsted-weight variegated yarn (Moda Vera Florentine Collection in Bruno) and a 6mm hook – one size down from the ball band recommendation, to add density.

I kept increasing until the width measured about 11″ and then decreased on one side only until the long side measured about 14″ , at which point I began the decrease on the other side. Thus emerged a rectangle measuring approximately 14″ by 11″. I folded the rectangle in half lengthways and sewed the short edges together.

Being impatient, rather than waiting for my D-shaped handles to arrive, I decided to use the 5″ hoop handles I already had. I centred the hoops and used four stitch markers so I’d know where to fix them in place. I went all around the opening of the bag in sc (US), including a single crochet around the hoop at each stitch marker. I then stitched the hoops securely in place on the inside. It was tricky and next time I will wait for the D handles!

However, there was an unexpected bonus – the hoops add extra structure to the bag and it stands up sooooo nicely! At the moment I am using it as a mini project bag. It contains myย needle caseย – aย Moogly pattern, and my rendering of it was actually featured in Tamara’s newsletter this week which was fun to see! – ย scissors, and a paper bag for collecting ends after weaving in. It’s the perfect size for storing block wips – perfect as I’ll be starting anotherย baby blanketย soon ๐Ÿ™‚

This was a fun little project that worked up quickly and made me smile. If you haven’t yet learned C2C, go for it! It’s easy to learn, works up fast and has so many possibilities ๐Ÿ˜€

8 thoughts on “Corner to Corner Crochet Bag

  1. Lovely bag…..I’m definitely going to have to make one as soon as I find a just right chunky yarn.
    Hang in there with the parenting. Your kiddos are still at such a busy age. You are still so “on” all the time.
    Mine are 15 and almost 18 (oldest just graduated high school last week and is off to college in September!). If I have learned anything during this wild ride called parenting it is that there are many phases. Just when you either get used to one, or think you may be driven crazy by said phase, it all changes and you are on to the next phase.
    And then in a blink of the eye, they just don’t need you as much….and strangely you long a bit for some of those earlier stages.
    So hang in there and know you are not alone ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Thank you for kind words! It is indeed a wild and crazy ride! Right now they are playing so nicely nearby and all is well. I know to appreciate these precious moments of calm lol. Can’t imagine 15 and 18 especially as when mine similar ages I’ll be in my 50s help!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ X

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