Provence Summer String Bag

I go through phases with my crafts. I get really into something for a while and stick with it a couple of months before I move on to another interest. Right now I’m into crochet. I took a class at Delta Knits (a great little yarn shop here in Cleveland) and was hooked. Haha!

So I’ve been crocheting since February. In the past few months I’ve proudly finished a handful of projects, including a granny square, beret, cowl scarf, flower headband, and purse. Go me! I’m so glad I took the class, which I recommend to anyone thinking about starting crochet. Abigail was a great teacher. She’s a really awesome person, too. Check out Delta Knits’ website for more info: http://www.deltaknitsms.com/.

My newest project is the Provence Summer String Bag. I’m having so much fun working on this!

I found the pattern (free!) on Ravelry. (Here’s the link: http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/139/Issue139.php) It’s gonna take me a little while to finish, but I’m going to the beach this weekend, so I have a really long car ride and lots of time out by the water to work on it. Maybe I’ll be done in time to use this adorable bag while I’m on vacay!

Here’s how far I’ve gotten since I started Sunday:

This is just the bottom of the bag. I built it with single crochet stitches working in rows. Look how pretty and straight this edge is!

I’m so proud of myself. Not too shabby for a beginner, huh?