In sticking with my Aran Islands themed crochet designs, this over-the-shoulder bag is named Sea, Sand, and Stone; fundamental elements of nature that I interact with daily, and really inspire me artistically and beyond.
My creating rarely results in a work of art whose only purpose is aesthetic. So few are those projects, that I could actually count them all on one hand. As much as I enjoy them, and even have ideas for others, functionality always seems to win out in the end.
This bag’s design was inspired by a rug I made for our sitting room. The all single crochet in variegated yarn is worked in a single continuous round for forty rows. The base and top flap are each done in a long (rug-like) spiral. The entire bag has a sewn in cotton lining with a roomy set-in zipper.
The pattern is repetitive and simple to make. I wrote it down and would translate it into a proper pattern if anyone is interested in creating their own–just let me know.
But for now I am going to review the notes forwarded to me this week by a pattern testing friend, the lovely and talented Ms. Jill, who just completed my Aran Fisherman Tea Cozy design. She did a brilliant job of it, don’t you think?!