April 4, 2018 by Robin, Avon Rep and Owner at Imperial Crochet
I had a beautiful skein of Mandala yarn laying around and decided to finally make myself a market bag.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these bags for the longest time and spent quite a while trying to choose one that I liked. I settled on a free pattern that I found at Lion Brand Yarns.
I didn’t use the suggested yarn or hook size. I made mine with almost exactly one skein of Mandala Pegasus color yarn from Lion Brand using a J 6.0mm Clover hook. (You can read my review of Clover hooks HERE.)
At one point I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough yarn but at 590yd/ 540m those Mandala skeins seem to go on forever and I actually had a little bit left over.
I like it because of its gorgeous variegated colors, roominess, and whimsical BOHO style. I’m not crazy about the orange detail I added around the handle but I don’t totally hate it either.
The bag turned out to be a nice big (stretchable) size that I think will come in handy while shopping at the Farmer’s Market this year but I ‘ll also use it for craft fairs and at the grocery store.
Since the yarn is 100% acrylic, I doubt I’ll take it to the beach but that’s okay because I’m planning to make another one using cotton. I’ll use a larger hook size for that one and then it’ll be perfect for carrying a couple of towels and a book to the shore.
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