Tuesday 23 December 2014

A Christmas Gift

Hello all - hope that you are all starting to relax and enjoy the festive season? Although I know that for many of us there's not much in the way of relaxation (i.e. stood in the kitchen a lot!). I'm gradually getting all the jobs done that I need to do, wrapping presents, stopping the cat dismantling the Christmas decorations, etc.  And I'm determined that I will shortly take up a serious layabout position on the sofa with a drink, chocolates to hand, some wool & a crochet hook and a easy-to-watch film on the tv!

I just thought I'd share a crochet bag that was made as an order for someone for a Christmas present.

I've made one of these before, with chunky wool and I love it! When I've done any craft fairs, it's one of the main things that people pick up and look at - and I recently got orders to make two of them. This one was for a present and I was asked if I could do the multi-coloured stripes, but with extra purple/pink/teal colours. 

I love the chunky texture - such a tactile bag! 

I've added a pretty flowery cotton lining, complete with a little pocket.

And of course, lots of flowers, leaves and buttons! 

The original pattern for the bag is on the fabulous Attic24 blog by the lovely Lucy - you can find it here. It's a great blog to go to for all sorts of woolly loveliness and a good splash of colour!

Hope you like it. And thank you for all the lovely comments - and a warm welcome to my new follower. I'm thrilled that you would like to follow my crafting journey!

Back soon,
Kim x 


  1. Gorgeous bag Kim - love the funky colours and the lining is beautiful.
    Would love to be able to crochet - might have to give it a go next year :o)
    Have a brilliant Christmas and a Very Happy New Year :o)
    Debs xx
    ps Enjoy playing 'Jenga' with your fridge :o)

  2. WOW! I LOVE this Kim, the design is wonderful and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration, I shall be looking at the link later.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas full of joy and happiness and best wishes for 2015.
    Sue xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Kim, wonderful colours and design, I love it!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
    Wendy xx

  4. A brilliant bag Kim, love the bright colours. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and get lots of rest time xx

  5. Oh wow Kim this is just precious. Loving beautiful fun colours and the scrumptious lining on the inside. The little flowers is also a lovely touch.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Fabulous crochet bag Kim. So colourful. Sending every good wish for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  7. Really lovely Kim, really funky.

    Merry Christmas sweetie.

  8. Fab bag, loving the colours, and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas, hugs, Colette xx

  9. Another stunner Kim!! Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas with your loved ones xx

  10. Great bag and so pretty and colourful!
    Merry Christmas Kim!

  11. This is absolutely stunning Kim, I love your crocheted makes! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!
    Gina x


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Kim x