Happy New Year, friends!
I am easing into the new year very slowly so I’m kicking off 2020 with an “On My Hook” post; nothing too onerous!
All the way back in August, my mom mentioned very casually that she wished she had a nice market bag to take with her on shopping trips. Obviously, my maker brain immediately started planning and I knew exactly what I should make her for her birthday (which is just a few days before Christmas).
It didn’t take long for me to decide on the Wildrose Market Bag as my pattern of choice; I had already made a Wildrose Backpack earlier this year, which uses the same Wildrose Granny Square as the base of both patterns.
I absolutely loved making the backpack and I knew the market bag would be equally enjoyable; Stephanie and Ryan put such care and skill into each pattern they make (I am anxiously awaiting the reveal of their annual Chinese New Year Amigurumi!)
This was such a fun project for me because I started working on it months before I needed to have it finished, so it was a very leisurely project. I really enjoyed how portable this project was; it was very easy to throw a skein of yarn into my project bag and make a square or two on my lunch break!
I followed the pattern exactly (no changes needed at all!), right down to using Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton Yarn in Denim. It is the perfect non-neutral neutral (if you know what I mean?)
I am pleased to report that my mom loved her gift (which, is there anything even better as a crocheter?) and I was thrilled to be able to gift her such a lovely handcrafted bag! She was suffering from a nasty gastro bug that day (worst birthday ever!) so I’m glad I was able to add at least a small bright spot to her day!
Photo time! But first, Pin this baby for later.
Here are some progress photos:
Have you made a Wildrose Market Bag? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!
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