FO Friday

I made it ! I made it ! I made it !

Sorry for that but I just love reaching my goal, ok I didn’t reach my original one of Caoimhe’s Birthday but there was no way I was giving something I was not 100% happy with so I accepted that but I really did want the bag finished for a post today and its done !

and now for the drumroll ….

Caoimhe's Bag

Caoimhe’s Bag

The pattern is from Lucy at Attic 24.

I wanted to add a thin stripe of dark purple with the lighter shades and this is why it was frogged so many times as the original pattern is just for rows of tr crochet and I added in the thin stripe in dc and had to take into account the increase rounds in the base. After finally getting that right it was plain sailing like the original bag from Lucy.

My original picture in my head had flowers up the side of it so added these on afterwards with more of Caoimhe’s favourite colours. She knew about the bag and the colour of it and picked the colours for the flowersΒ  but didn’t know what exactly they were for.

It was nice to keep something as a surprise for her with the bag !

Here she is modelling it,

Caoimhe modelling her bag.

Caoimhe modelling her bag.

The bag was done in Stylecraft Special DK yarn with a 3mm hook.

For today’s meme I’m checking in with Tami.


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28 Responses to FO Friday

  1. Ruth, this is so lovely (and happens to be a perfect match for your blog now too!!!) – I am sure she will treasure it for ever. Have a great weekend. xxx

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you, I’m really pleased with how it turned out and am glad I frogged until I got it just how I wanted it. She loves it and the flowers especially. Have a great weekend xxx

  2. Kathleen says:

    Adorable–both the bag and the model:) Love the color combos.

  3. Looks like the recipient is super happy!

  4. Well done Ruth, just love the flowers adds a funkiness to a beautiful bag, which Im please to say I saw in progress πŸ™‚ when I came to visit. Caoimhe looks so happy

  5. Renee Anne says:

    I’m so glad you finished it! For some reason, in my head, it was significantly larger even though I knew it was for a young(er) girl. I wasn’t expecting it the size it turned out (not that I dislike it or anything).

    Someday, I’ll learn to crochet…

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you and you could have been picturing it bigger due to earlier wip pics where it was bigger and not really suitable. πŸ™‚

  6. Kepanie says:

    She absolutely loves it! It’s such a great size for her. Excellent job, Ruth.

  7. Linda S says:

    Congrats on a lovely finish Ruth. What a great bag.


  8. Word Lily says:

    Great work! I love the bag. πŸ™‚

  9. creative pixie says:

    Great bag, Caoimhe looks really pleased with it . Well done x

  10. The bag is fantastic!

  11. The dark purple stripes really make it – sounds like it was a bit of an ordeal but it was sure worth it. And she looks thrilled with it! Well Done!

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you. I’m just so glad I frogged until I was happy. I knew what I wanted but as a beginner crocheter I guess thats what took me so long to get what I wanted. If I were more experienced I’d say I’d have gotten there sooner. πŸ™‚

  12. Faith says:

    Looks great, you did a fab job, who wouldn’t love it, Caoimhe looks really pleased, lucky girl…the flowers were a great addition too.

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks Faith, need more practice on the crochet then it won’t take so long to figure out what I want to appear before me lol. πŸ™‚

  13. Kim says:

    A girl and her bag–no cuter pictures around! You did a fantastic job Ruth, and once again, I say, your girls are lucky to have you as their mama!

  14. Hi Ruth, I have just nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! To accept the award, all you need to do is display the copper sun symbol on your blog and nominate 14 other blogs in 7 days. See my latest post for details,

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