Hi, I’m Natasha.
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I am a wife and a mother to my 3 children and 2 dogs. I am also a freelance crochet and knitting designer and maker, so you can imagine how chaotic it can get in our house.
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The inspiration for this bag came from 2 places. The first being from the popularity of my Simple Bag Crochet Pattern. The second being Emma Potters’ (from Potter and Bloom) love for the Suzette stitch. She had made a bag for Crochet Now magazine and spoke about it on her YouTube podcast. When I saw it I knew it looked familiar. Then when she explained how the stitches were worked, I realised that I had worked a similar stitch pattern in a square for my Practice Squares Blanket. The stitch in particular was the Griddle Stitch, which I found in 250 Basic Stitches to Crochet by Erika Knight. I absolutely love the style of these types of stitches, so I put it together with my Simple Crochet Bag pattern and the Suzetta Bag was born.
I love the versatility of this type of bag because you can customise it in so many ways. By keeping the beginning and end of the bag the same, you can just add a stitch pattern of your choice to the middle. By changing the colours you can theme it to anything you want, such as pastel yellows, greens, blues, etc for Easter, orange, blacks and purples for Halloween, or reds and greens for Christmas. Small children would probably love using the bag to play shopping games with. You could even use it for giving gifts in for a real personal touch. The choices are endless. I have crocheted many of my Simple Bag (I love them that much!) I use them as project bags for my crochet and knitting WIP’s, for storage, and as a handbag to keep tissues, keys and other bits and pieces in when I go out. I have had many comments when I have taken a bag out and have been asked if I had thought about selling them because they are lovely looking bags! This really has planted a seed in my brain now! I have started with the pattern (see details below). I have started choosing colours and making some of the bags, then I may start selling the completed product for those of you that don’t want to make it yourself. So, WATCH THIS SPACE.
I crocheted in the round in UK Half Treble Crochet/htr [US Half Double Crochet/hdc] and alternating UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc] with UK Treble Crochet/tr [US Double Crochet/dc] for the Griddle Stitch pattern. The handle I made by simply skipping a certain number of stitches and chaining across to a stitch after the skipped stitches. Then crocheted into the chain space on next round.
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Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (shade - Seafoam and Champagne White).
1 (each colour) x 100g (3.5oz/153yds/140m) balls.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].
I would give the Paintbox Yarns a 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was extremely soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £2.25 per 100g ball and you get a lot on a ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY. THIS IS MY FAV YARN!
I hope this brings you #creativejoyandinspiration.
You can sell anything you make using this pattern but please do not copy or sell it, nor pass it off as your own (FOR FULL TERMS PLEASE SEE OUR “TERMS & CONDITIONS” SECTION).
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