Friday, July 12, 2013

Market Bag O' Fun!

That Linda over at Linda's Crafty Corner has really done it again!
She has produced a pattern/tutorial for a very clever market bag/spring tote:
I was even able to follow her step by step instructions.
She makes it so simple.

Here's the first one I made:
 The base of the bag is a handy dandy holder for the bag, as well.
 And it's strong and stretches to hold a lot of stuff!

And the best part is that I think it qualifies for a stash-buster,
since the bag was made from the Tilda cotton yarn from this post
that from what I understand, has now become stash. ;-)
In any case, this post has been linked up here:

Oh and I made another one too,
this time in turquoise:
They really hold a lot!
(That's a watermelon and a pineapple, in addition to the other fruit, in there!)
They could have even handled more.
And they conveniently fit in your purse.
(before they are filled. ;-) )

Thank you Linda!
The tissue covers spring totes rock!


  1. They're pretty nice bags - the colors are so nice and Springy. :)

  2. Super! ;o))
    Liebe Grüße & schönes Wochenende,*Manja*

  3. You have done me proud Astri, they are beautiful! lovely bright colours I love them, and the rose does look lovely, I have done a couple using it too. :)

  4. Nice bags!! Love the colors you chose !

  5. What a perfect fold away solution. Jo x

  6. Nice bags and very useful too.

  7. Isn't Linda the greatest! I haven't tried making one yet but after seeing how much stuff you can get into it..I think I will.
    ♥ Shari

  8. Love both of them! Great stash-buster :-)

  9. Great tutorial think I will give it a shot for the Farmer's Market bag I need. A bonus our local Walmart had Peaches and cream cotton on sale this week for $1.00 so I stocked up on some great summery colors! Thanks for sharing the link Astri!

  10. Ha! The mysterious objects from Linda's posts - how pretty they turned out. (Even if they aren't a bridal tissue cover with roses on the skirt....) ;)

  11. Those are so cute! Bags make lovely gifts too. Excellent colors too. I miss crocheting and have to get inspired. Maybe one of these will do it.

  12. Gorgeous bags, Astri! Love the way they contain themselves so neatly too. Have a lovely weekend! E x

  13. Så fine handlenett du har heklet! Nydelige farger! :-)

  14. Lovely bags, really good idea, thanks for sharing

    Have a great weekend!

    Lluisa xx

  15. These are fabulous .. Now where is my stash? X x

  16. Good Day Astri, Your Market Bags are wonderful. I especially love the coral color one. Hugs Judy

  17. Thank you all for the thoughtful comments!

  18. Oh these are gorgeous, what a clever idea! I love the bags you have made, such pretty, fresh colours.
    M x

  19. Vraiment bien ces filets à provisions et tellement jolis une fois repliés !!!!

  20. These gorgeous and practical bags appear to popping up in all kinds of unexpected places. I was at a yarn party last weekend and there were some good examples there to see. Must have a little play later.

  21. What delicious colors! I love craft projects that are pretty and functional at the same time. Maybe you could post these on Kollabora, the crafting and DIY community? We haven't been seeing many new crochet projects of late.