I chose some big big big colors for this Jumbo Size Crochet Bag. This bag is designed to carry some fun and happiness to everywhere you use it!
I decided to make a crocheted bag to send to my friend Ricci along with the Bright and Bold C2C Blanket that I made for her a few weeks ago. When I was trying to figure out what type of bag to make the only criteria I had in mind was I wanted it to be BIG and I wanted it to be COLORFUL.
BIG – this really is a jumbo sized bag. The mesh sections stretch nicely so she can stuff as much fun into it as she wants. Beach trips, picnics, and shopping trips are some of the fun things to use this bag for. It’s also big enough to transform grocery shopping and laundromat visits into something fun too!!!
COLORFUL – I used Red Heart Stripes yarn in Fruity Stripe along with Mainstays Basic Yarn in Purple. I know I’ve said the word fun a few billion times already but that is really the only word I can think of to describe these colors. They are so bright – I mean ridiculously bright. Not like neon but a rich brightness. I loved using this yarn and still have one whole skein leftover. I’m tucking that one away for if I’m ever feeling a little blue I can grab it and make a little something – or even just look at it for a little while to cheer me up!!
This bag was super easy to make. No pattern required. I used the standard method for making a circle with increases in every round for 16 rounds then a few more rounds to make the base. I did not join any of the rounds but used a stitch marker to mark the beginning stitch and DC’d in a continuous circle. The mesh is a round of SC, chain 5, skip 2, SC. Then in the subsequent rounds SC into chain 5 space, chain 5, SC into chain 5 space…… continue until you have as many rounds as you want.
I had mentioned the other day that I spent the first half of the month plopped in my very comfy recliner suffering from a nasty cold. Thankfully I had enough strength to crochet but couldn’t do much of anything else. Making this bag worked better than any cold medicine I was on. I think the excitement of making a new project combined with the happy bright colors did wonders for keeping my spirits up and my mood positive.
Now I’m not a doctor, but from experience I know and recommend that as soon as you feel a cold coming on grab some brightly colored yarn and a hook. Fix a nice hot cup of tea with honey and lemon in it. Set yourself up in a comfy chair, or the couch or bed and crochet until you feel better!!! 😀
Thanks for reading!!