Granny Square Tote Bag
Originally uploaded by StoneAmazon.
I finished this, this past week. I wanted to learn how to crochet to improve my knit skills, and since my mom is a crocheter, the last time I saw her in April, I asked her to show me how. She made the center square to demonstrate a granny square. I continued making squares until I ran out of yarn and then decided to see how I could piece them together to make something. One ball got me 9 squares so I decided on one side of a tote. I needed it a bit bigger, so I after I pieced it together using slipstitch through the back loop, I added 2 more rounds of the granny square pattern. I sewed the tote out of double layers of muslin, and used a tutorial about squaring pockets that I found via the CRAFT blog. It has pockets for phone, wallet, and pen. I want to do something fun on the back side as well, possibly trying to embroider with my sewing machine, and I'd also like to add another pocket for my ipod. But I couldn't wait to finish and use it. I've been using it for 2 days. Thanks, Mom!