3.11.2014

tulip bucket bag


If you remember these granny squares, I was befuddled as to what I found do with them.

Hmmm.

How 'bout a bucket bag? 

A tulip bucket bag.


When I saw this pattern for the crochet tulips I knew it had to be part of this bucket bag. 

 I can not tell  you how much I love, LOVE,  L O V E this tulip border!


After joining the granny squares, I started using the same color yarn to add height to this bucket bag with just simple double and crochet rounds.



Then single crocheting a simple cord with white yarn, I threaded it between the tulip stems to form a draw cord.


Now something for the inside.  To stabilize it more. 

I started scrounging thru my scraps of fabric, and laid fabric piece after fabric piece next to the crochet bucket bag.  Settling on the blue gingham & red polka-dot fabric, I fashioned a lining.

(Just a tiny note ---> this is just measure, cut and sew as best as I can.  Please don't ask for a pattern -- because honestly! -- there isn't any.  I just eye-balled it; half-way measured it; closed my eyes; cut; sewed; said many a prayer; and viola...a lining!)




It turned out way cuter than I thought it would.









12 comments:

Lisa said...

That is so cute.

Lisa

ljubinka said...

Beautiful bag!!
Very cute tulip border!
Greetings...

RedSetter said...

Seriously cute!

Marilyn said...

when it's spring again I'll bring again.. tulips in a bucket bag.. with a heart that's true I'll tell you...it's the cutest thing I've seen all winter...
and I am so stealing your idea to grow tulips inside ... if I plant them outside, the voles and moles and squirrels eat them ... so these will last a while longer ... such a sweet little bucket Dawn... um, er....was it on your --- list? (ducking as you throw the bag at me!!!) :) :) :)

Marilyn said...

PS wotcha put in the bucket bag babe?

Miss Holly said...

This is so pretty...what gorgeous colors!!!
I think I may have to make one!!!!

Pradeepa said...

It's a very pretty bag! I love the colours. The tulip border is gorgeous.

Anna said...

Really, really lovely...love the little tulips...
Have a nice and shinny day !
Anna

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is adorable! I love how you always use bright, cheery colors! :)

Blessings

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn! This is absolutely adorable! Love the beautiful colors you've chosen and the tulips are delightful. What a wonderful project. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!! Makes me all happy inside! *Ü*

annemarie said...

This is lovely - you are so clever and talented!

Wendy said...

that is just adorable!