Snow day redux

This morning I awoke to what qualifies around here as a snow day, but the cloud cover that had brought the snow had lifted. So the day began with sunshine, power, and a full pot of coffee.

The first thing I did after fortifying myself with breakfast and a couple of cups of the aforementioned coffee was to resume work on the Dunkin’ Donuts bag.

When the sun set yesterday, I had gotten this far:

concentric crochet granny square
The first fourteen rounds of my quest for the perfect crochet bag

Last night, after I had taken the last photo and before I went to bed, I made a bit more progress, as can be seen here:

concentric crochet granny square
The first 17 rounds of my quest for the perfect crochet bag

By late afternoon, I had completed 24 rounds, and as it happens, that got me to the 63cm range for the edge of the bag:

concentric crochet granny square
Twenty-four rounds toward my quest for the perfect crochet bag

While the original pattern called for another 6 rounds, with my gauge as it is, the result would be the supersizing of a bag that already tends toward large, so I decided to stop where I was.

Now all that’s left is to locate the perfect lining and handles.

If you are anxious to get started on your own quest for the perfect bag and think that this might be a contender, once you register with Pierrot Yarns (there is no charge), you will have access to this and other free patterns.

And if you are chomping at the bit to get started, with the yarn and hook of your choosing (I am using a worsted weight acrylic and a 3.5mm hook), you can begin by making a traditional granny square with ch-1 between the clusters along the edges and a ch-2 in each corner.

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5 thoughts on “Snow day redux

    1. I guess it didn’t do that with me because I was logged in.

      If you’re in a hurry to get started, it is a granny square with a ch-1 between the clusters on the edge, and a ch-2 in the corners. Total size should be about 63cm/24″ before you start on the rest of it.

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