When I first started the Last dance on the beach CAL, I took a look around the website of the original designer. The CAL was in her memory and her website, with all its inspiration, was still up for people to enjoy. I found a pattern on there for a bag that looked so pretty that I filed it away for future use and a few months ago, decided to make two of them for birthday presents.
It wasn’t a difficult design and the instructions were clear so I felt fairly confident although it was something that I hadn’t tried before as it combined crochet and sewing with a bit of decoration.
These are some of the bits and bobs from my stash, although I changed my mind on the lining fabric before starting the bag.
First I needed to crochet a granny square. For the pink bag I did a solid square but I went with a more open square for the blue bag.
That made the structure of the bag so then came the really fun bit, which was adding the ribbons, beads and crocheted flowers with button centres.