Friday, June 10, 2011

Basket Bag

Now that I find hard to come by some free time, crochet has renewed charm for me. A crochet project gets done so much faster. Like this bag which took me only two days to crochet and another to line and sew on the handles. This bag uses crochet in worsted acrylic yarn worked around a jute rope. I love the texture of jute and am a huge admirer of basket bags. So I am quite happy with this one and it will probably be one of those of my handmade bags which actually get used. (Yes, I have a number of rarely used bags, either because they are impractical, don't match anything in my wardrobe or because I no longer fancy them).


  1. Hi Mariya Congratulations to you all on the birth of your new baby daughter ...Hope all is well with you both ...its a bit scary when things go awry at the end ...I had Hellp syndrom with Kayla & she was 8 weeks early ...but Girls are the best early ones to have as they fight or so my pediatrition said !! hope you are getting plenty of cuddles xx

  2. AOA!
    Just discovered ur blog, and so happy to see pakistani women getting empowered.Good luck to you.

  3. What a beautiful basket bag! Mine is similar but I couldn't figure out what to do about the handle (made a few crochet yarn open-weave bags, with crocheted handles but didn't like the look, especially w/something so heavy) Where do you find such great bag handles? Are they sewn in? My bag is natural hemp cord (which is a bit smelly & rough/not lady-like, so I think this is for a man to use as a reusable shopping bag... I like your concept of wrapping the heavy cord/weaving it in. You are so very inspiring!