It was crocheted in the same cotton as my previous bags, using a 6mm hook. The pattern can be found at www.squidoo.com/string-bag but don't ask me how I discovered it. I think I must have been just looking about and came across it but if one of you suggested it to me and I have forgotten please accept a humble apology and tell me straight away!
I loved this pattern, it was super easy (even for my quite amateur crochet skills) and it grew very quickly. As you can see in the photo above it expands to an enormous degree and would fit a serious amount of shopping. The handles are nice and wide and a good length for comfortable carrying and it folds up nice and small to fit in a bag. Ticks all the boxes for me and I would definitely recommend this version to anybody wanting to give a string bag a try.
There are many reasons why I have really enjoyed the experience of joint organising and taking part in String-a-long.
Getting to make a new friend in Dawn - who has been endlessly patient with my technical dopiness and has come up with some great solutions along the way. I think she shares my willingness to join up again in a joint challenge in the future - So a big thank you for Dawn! (and watch this space....)
Trying new patterns and coming to love crochet - facing a few fears and pushing my comfort zone - somehow so much easier with all of you along for the ride!
Discovering a whole new group of friends and a wonderful new list of blogs to read - connections I hope will continue way past the end of the challenge.
Three beautiful new hand made string bags - each completely different but all made by me.
So thank you to each and every one of you who took part or supported us along the way - I hope the experience has been fun for all of you too! As a finale Dawn and I would like to make a special photo mosaic of all the bags that were completed. The Flickr group will stay open and it would be great if you could all post your finished bags there but please don't feel left out if you don't fancy Flickr - just send a photo to Dawn or I and we will add it to the mosaic. We would like all the photos by April 7th and we plan to have a grand unveiling of the mosaic on April 12th. I look forward to proudly showing them off and reckon that between us we have saved a truck load of plastic bags from being used - Congratulations all of you!