I'm in love. Again.
If you listened to the Getting Loopy Show, then you heard me profess to the world that I am not a cotton fan. This has nothing to do with cotton itself, but more with dealing with the gremlin that lives in my washing machine. It seems, no matter how delicate I wash cotton I always seem to shrink it down to Barbie portions. ((just one more reason I strongly recommend creating TWO gauge swatches ...))
But this doesn't mean I don't like crocheting with cotton. Rather, I do! -- And I did! And this is when I fell in love, with yet another cotton! I used my Go Green T-shirt Bag pattern, increasing the stitch repeat and using a smaller hook with two hanks of Cotton Flamme by Crystal Palace Yarns to make the bag pictured here. ((I won the Cotton Flamme at the CGOA Conference last year.)
So what is a girl to do with her love/hate relationship with cotton? Why, hand over the laundering to Mr. Dee! Today's photo is by him too. What does he have to say about it? "Happy Mother's Day!"
*Disclaimer: flower on bag shown NOT included with Go Green T-shirt Bag pattern. Keep reading:
Loopy Flower by Dee Stanziano
Rnd 1: Ch 2, sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st.
Rnd 2: (Ch 3, sl st) around. (6 loops)
Rnd 3: Push loops from Rnd 2 forward, (Ch 5, sl st to st from Rnd 1) around. (6 loops)
Rnd 4: Push loops from Rnd 2 & 3 forward, (Ch 7, sl st to st from Rnd 1) around. Finish off. (6 loops)
Add bead to center; sew on.