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Live Life – Love Life Crochet Pattern Release

This pattern has been under way for quite some time. It could be argued that I have been procrastinating over it, although that wouldn’t be me to do that at all…

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I actually really enjoy working this pattern and have another sample ready for photography once the light and the weather is more co-operative. You can read more about the making of the pattern and the bag here!

The pattern is available in UK as well as US terminology and it is also available in Danish.

I love the material of the bag and not least the sentiment of the writing on the bag. I hope you will enjoy this bag as much as I do too!

Approx 30cm x 30cm / 12in x 12in.
100g / 4oz Kauni Effect Yarn EQ;
1 x 50g / 2oz Einband Lopi 9028 – A or single colour Kauni;
1 x 50g / 2oz Einband Lopi 1770 – B or single colour Kauni.
Approx 60cm / 24in length of rope (approx 3-4mm / 1/8 in diameter);
2 D-shaped cane handles;
Approx 100cm / 40in of leather strap in contrast colour for tying on handle.
Hooks & Notions:
2.5 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle.
Tension: Approx 26 sts x 26 rows to 10 cm / 4 in.
Special skills:
This bag is worked in tapestry crochet. The design pattern is worked from a chart only, all other instructions are written. I would classify the level of difficulty as intermediate.

€ 3.50

The pattern will be sent to you by E-mail as a PDF-file ready to print with both UK and US terminology or in Danish if that is your chosen language. It will be sent to you within 24 hours of your purchase.

The pattern is also available in my Ravelry shop and can be found here: buy now

Tapestry Crochet

It’s Heart Work

IMG_9754smallI started crocheting Bags Of Romance in Tapestry Crochet a couple of weeks ago and they turned out to be real cute, if I may so myself. It would be more accurate to call them purses but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue very well. They turned out so cute that I went on another one of my obsessive compulsive crochet trips and made a heap and I thought this Valentine’s Day would be appropriate for sharing my latest labour of love here. I have included a little clever ring in the picture to give an idea of scale. I got the ring on Etsy from tinahdee she makes jewellery out of recycled silver. Tina was the one to coin the phrase Heart Work…

I made a few of the little pouches with the button, one drawstring bag for keeping treasures in and over the weekend I got stuck into a bigger purse, the one with the darker green colour included. I am having great fun improvising the sections of pattern designs as I go which means my canvas is completely blank at all times although I do complete a section at a time. My free spirit has a preference for this approach and that goes for everything I make, really.

IMG_9761smallBags Of Romance © Irene Lundgaard 2011

Yes, some people would find it hard work to work tapestry crochet on a size 2 mm hook, to me it’s pure heart work though.
The alert reader may also have noticed I have ‘a thing’ with hearts. I find the shape so harmonious and well rounded. Perhaps I will put these up for sale some day, although some of them will definitely be given away as presents to loved ones. I know of both a recent engagement and a wedding just around the corner too. A little pouch with semi-precious stones of romance is one idea that I am toying with for a romantic present…

Happy Hearty Valentine’s Day!

Note: In other news, I found out today that I was nominated for the Irish Blog Awards 2011. That’s exciting! And thank you very much for the nomination, whoever you are!

Tapestry Crochet

Bags Of Romance

I was on the road a lot this week, I was even on the train to Cork and back again in the one day, but more about that later. For all my travels, I needed a handy little project that was portable and interesting at the same time and what better than some fine yarn and an equally fine hook, but not too fine either. I mean, the work-light on a train and out and about is not exactly predictable, so very fine lace was ruled out…

IMG_9559smallBags Of Romance © Irene Lundgaard 2011

I dipped into the stash and found some pretty DMC Petra Crochet Cotton (5), a size 2 mm hook and then I dug out the Hearty Tapestry Bag pattern for some tapestry crochet. I made some adaptation so this time it’s all soft tones here and I have a few little pretty Bags of Romance made up. They still need blocking and I have to find suitable buttons from the stash, once that’s done I’m all set for Valentine’s Day! Are you?