Did you ever play with blocks when you were a little kid? I
loved building boxes, towers, and colorful geometric designs. The possibilities
were endless. I guess I never outgrew my love of building blocks; I simply
combined it with crochet.
That's how I have always seen crochet motifs, like ornate
lace blocks. Each individual motif is gorgeous in its own intricacy, the delicate
lace design created with thread or even bulky weight yarn. Then the individual
motifs can be joined to create columns, rectangles, triangles, or many other
shapes. You can join the motifs as you go, or create stacks of separate motifs
and design your project before joining them.
One of my favorite motif projects is the crochet bag. The
simple shape of the bag is perfect for any crochet motif and really allows the
crochet lace to shine. It's also the ideal design for beginning crocheters.
Crochet motif bags can be created from almost any fiber. The
Banjo Bag is crocheted from an 80/20 cotton and wool blend, making it sturdy
and machine washable, perfect for a project bag or daily use. Felted 100% wool
is another great choice for a crochet bag. The thick felted fiber doesn't need
a fabric lining and is great for heavier loads.
But if you are looking for something a little more cutting
edge, try crocheting motifs with 100% plant fiber raffia. The Abracadabra Bag combines
raffia yarn with hairpin lace motifs to create a summer tote in a modern geometric
So which crochet motif bag is your favorite? Well, now you
don't have to choose. Download this exclusive Crochet Motif Bag Pattern Kit and
make all five innovative bag patterns. You can explore felting, join-as-you-go
motif construction, and hairpin lace. Order your kit in the Crochet Me Shop today!
P.S. Where would you take your crochet bag?