Stitch by stitch

Last Friday I worked on finishing the squares needed for my Better Homes and Gardens granny square sampler inspired fat bag.

I started by finishing work on square A-2:

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Crochet Square A-3

Next, I reworked square E-3 which morphed from this:

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Crochet square E-3 for my granny sampler crochet fat bag

to this:

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Crochet Square E-3 reworked

With all of the squares completed, I laid them out to get an idea of how they would work together:

Nine crochet squares for a granny square fat bag crochet purse
Nine crochet squares for a granny square fat bag

satisfied that the squares did indeed work together, I began to assemble them while my son and his trumpet teacher worked on the week’s trumpet lesson.

When my son’s lesson was over, there were some late-in-the day errands still to be done, and as I did not get home until well after dark; I set the fat bag-to-be aside and did not pick it up again until this morning.

When I did pull it out, I saw that I still had a row of double crochet to complete, several seams to join, and a number of ends to weave in. And, while I did not finish the second border row, I did finish the first.

Here is how the nearly completed body of the future fat bag looked shortly before sunset:

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The front of my future granny square fat bag

here is an overview of the back of the future fat bag:

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The back of my future granny square fat bag

and here is a detail of the back that shows how I used a single crochet stitch (through both loops on both pieces being joined) to create the join:

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Detail of the single crochet seams for the granny square crochet fat bag

I did not get as much done this weekend as I had originally envisioned, but tomorrow is a new day, and with hooks in hand, I will be ready to greet it.

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