Accessories for accessories

I am at a bit of an impasse with the granny square bags that have (for the moment) taken over my crochet.

On the one hand I have a clear vision of what I want them to be, but I don’t really see how to get it done other than to do it. But since I don’t exactly know what it is I need to do to create my vision, I am lurching along from one step to the next.

After choosing the linings for each of three bags, I decided would make accessories for each of the bags, and I decided to start with what is for me a go-to item: a coffee cup cozy.

Using the pattern I devised to coördinate with a then favorite pair of fingerless gloves, I got out my 4.5 mm hook and a partial skein of CraftSmart sangria.

After a couple of crochet missteps (I worked two rows of the pattern through both loops instead of the back loop only before realizing my error), and had made substantive progress on my first effort:

crochet coffee cup cozy free pattern
I get a start on a sangria crochet coffee cup cozy

and in very short order, I had it all done and was able to get this photo of it with its coördinating bag-to-be:

Crochet granny square and crochet coffee cup cozy free pattern
A future sangria bag and crochet coffee cup cozy

From there I got out my Red Heart Classic star brights print. This time I got my stitches right from the get go, and there was little, if anything, that needed to be frogged:

Crochet granny square and crochet coffee cup cozy free pattern
A future star bright multicolor bag and crochet coffee cup cozy

I then got out some Red Heart Super Saver cherry cola which is my current go-to-for-everything yarn, and turned out my third (and final) coffee cup cozy of the day:

Crochet cherry cola bag and crochet coffee cup cozy free pattern
A future cherry cola crochet bag and crochet coffee cup cozy

and before putting everything up, I got this photo of the three coffee cup cozies lounging in the late afternoon of a mid-autumn day:

crochet coffee cup cozy free pattern
Three variegated coffee cozies all in a row

Not every crochet adventure I find myself called to is straightforward. Sometimes the journey has twists that I do not expect, but I continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.

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