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05 July 2009


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Renee E

great bag! I love green and I do not crochet. I can kinda knit, but would rather sew or do embroidery. But congrats on the pattern. Thant is a must have bag. I would use it for the produce that ends up crammed in with those cans!


Lovely bag. My Grandmother taught me to crochet almost twenty years ago.


I subscribe to sewtakeahike. Love it!


I don't know how to crochet so I will just admire that beautiful bag! Will blog and twitter you!!

have summer day penny!

Jody Blue

I learned 6 years ago along with special ed. students I worked with. I had to stay one step a head to be able to trouble shoot. One student surpassed me and I had to learn from her, which is mostly the case when working with special needs, you always learn and receive more than you give.

I already subscribe.


I am very new to crocheting, I used a youtube video and some online sites to help me learn. I just recently finished a blanket for my son, it's just a big granny square but I'm still proud of actually finishing it and it looks decent. I hope I win this pattern so I can give it a try :)

Susan Lynch

I learned how to crochet years ago with my grandmother-she was incredible at all kinds of handwork. I made all my Christmas gifts - lots of shawls! I recently picked it back up again - it's like riding a bike - you don't forget how. I would love to make your bag to give as gifts and keep.


I already subscribe to your blog but I don't have one myself!


How fun Penny! Way cute bag too! My aunt taught me to crochet when I was maybe 10? She is left handed and I am right, but she did it. My first were granny squares. And I've been crocheting off and on for since. I've even done some doilies! I would probably make one in Red, one in Black, one in Natural, LOL. ;o) ooxx`jodi


I'm totally a subscriber! Your in my Next Favorites bookmark on my toolbar. So I never miss a post. ;o) ooxx`jodi


I've blogged!!! ;o) (p.s. cute new pic for your profile!)ooxx`jodi


The pattern is so cute!

My mom taught me to crochet when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I remember I made a baby blanket for my 6th grade teacher. She was very impressed. I kind of go in and out of crocheting. I crocheted a ton of things over the years, but then found quilting. And I've finally learned how to knit better, so I've been doing that. However, I can pretty much pick up any crochet pattern and still do a decent job on it.


Of course I already subscribe to you! You're in my Reader.

Amy @ parkcitygirl

I don't crochet - yet! I've been wanting to learn, but haven't taken the plunge :) I love your bag!! Great job Penny and the pic of you two is cute!

Kelly O.

OOOH! If I win the pattern then I'm going to give it to the youth group girls at our church. They all know how to crochet and are always looking to make things for missions and these bags would be perfect to send to Guatemala!!
In Guatemalla they love bright colours so I think they would end up quite fun!

Shelley C

A girlfriend taught me how to make granny squares after I was married. My mom had taught me to knit. I've done lots with both, but for the last 10 years have gotten more into sewing/quilting. But I do get itching to do some needle/finger work.


My Grandma Jessie taught me to crochet about 35 years ago. I also remember crocheting a purse for a 4-H project. I knit a lot now... but I have been dreaming of making a granny square afgan - like one my grandma made.


Great bag! It'd look awesome in red or blue! I haven't crotched in years but I'd pick it up again if I win!!!


That is a wonderful bag. I haven't crocheted in a long time but it looks like I could do it. I was taught by my mother and at church.

Gene Black

When I was about twelve a neighbor lady taught me to crochet. She gave me a hook and some yard and taught me the basics. I crochet occasionally, but I prefer to sew. I guess I have been crocheting for between 30 and 40 years.


Gorgeous, I love it!

I taught myself to crochet when I was in my early 20s, then again a few years again when my first daughter was born. Haven't stopped since!


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oh my goodness, i would love to win your market bag pattern! i recently taught myself to crochet and have been crocheting like a fool ever since...i even just finished a babette! of course, my bag would be in a purple! ☺ congrats and thank you!

Ruth B

What a great bag...I love it! I learned to crochet from a book many, many years ago. I learned to knit the same way. I think this is the cutest crochet bag I've ever seen!


I have been crocheting for forty years (yes I am ancient) and I taught myself through alot of trial and error. I would love to make this bag in a green color - my favorite color. Your bag is lovely.


I think I'd want to do a multicoloured one.


I love the bag, I would love it in brown and beige. I taught myself to crochet when I managed a yarn store.


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wow you have been so busy lately Penny, everything you have been making is sooo gorgeous including this beautiful bag! If I did ever master crochet (in another lifetime I think it will be at this rate) I would make it in pink!!!

Just Susan

What a great bag! I taught myself to crochet when I wanted to make a beanie for my daughter. The first one was shakey but then I started making lots and she was known as Beanie girl for a while. I also made them for some of her friends. I now do rag rugs, baby blankets, knapsack bags and hopefully, fingers crossed, one of your market bags. Thanks for the giveaway. ~Susan

Janey Joop

My Mom taught me to crochet and I have made a pillow cover. I would be excited to win. Thanks. Janey Joop


I learned how to crochet about 10 years ago. My mom had tried to teach me on several occasions, but it didn't take immediately. I started crocheting with a 5mm hook and crochet thread to trim baby blankets and burp cloths. And now I love it! Although, I'm not adventurous enough to do multicolored items. Maybe you can teach me how! That mkcarroll scarf almost did me in! But now I love it.

I'm pretty sure I would end up with a pink, blue and green bag. Most likely with an Amy Butler print strap. :)


and of course I am a subscriber!


My grandmother taught me to crochet beautiful lace and tatting, but I was an adult before I could read patterns. I alternate between croceting and knitting and quilting and smocking..... I would love to win this one for my daughter and crochet some for myself. It's a beautiful pattern.


I've added your blog to the "Blogs I Read" section on my blog. I'll definitely be back often.


And I subscribed to your blog - can't stay away. Can't wait to spend some time here.

Martha Robinson

I love your market bag--so cute and so practical. I learned to crochet from my mom. When I was about 13 years old, she taught me to knit and we would crochet down the front of ski sweaters. Since, I have crocheted afghans, stuffed animals, and pillow tops. It's a little hard for me to follow crochet directions.


i may or may not have just gushed about you on my blog. :)


I do not crochet, but I'd love to learn. I would make this bag in blue and yellow :-)


I do not crochet, but I would love to learn also. I would make the bag blue with a white strip. Thanks for a great giveaway!!


I also a follower! Thanks again!


When I learn to crochet I think I will do it in black!


I am also a follower!

Mary on Lake Pulaski

Cute pattern. I will make it in red with a flowered handle.

Karen C

Now i am only a basic crocheter, and i mean basic, if you show me how to do a stitch i can but when it comes to reading a pattern my dear friend Joybell gets called in, she's the gem i have in mind to crochet for me. RED, RED, RED - what other color could you possibly use.


Oh thats just gorgeous, very hippychick, I used to have a gorgeous crocherted dress.


I'd make one in pink. Thanks for the chance.


Fabulous!!!! i can crochet a little...how much talent do i need????

i'm excited to take a look and see if i can do it. great job...but then again you always do :)


Oh yes, I can crochet! That bag is adorable! I'd make it in pink and white and I have the perfect fabric, too.

Sharlynn Sanders

My mother taught me last year how to crochet! I am still getting the hang of it, so she will be helping me if I win the pattern!!

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