Monday, August 1, 2016

Crochet bag - Finished

Hello all,

Hope all r doing well. I started doing well after two weeks, since my mother had cardiac arrest , pulse went below 30  bcoz of pulmonary edema( accumulation of fluid in lungs.  She is fine now purely because of God's grace. She went close to death bed and at that time the situation around her was all favourable, relatives around her, vehicle to rush to hospital, a good hospital near by and a good doctor on duty at 9'o clock at night.  Above all God's amazing grace has been with us and she came back to conscious after two days and pulse rate improve slowly and steadily. After 12 days of hospitalization she was fine and doing well now.  I am bit relieved now and both my father and mother r managing on their own with the help of some of my relatives.  Me and my brother are far away from them.  Having parents in a far off place and ourselves some where, some times make us to feel down.  Everything will be well if they r fine.  And if they r caught up in such situations we kids will feel depressed  and I was in a depressed state last two weeks.  

But God has not let us down, its like bent but not broken.  He is there on our side and now everything is going well  with all of us.  Praise GOD.

I have finished a crocodile stitch crochet bag.  I have done this with variegated yarn and a 4mm hook. For the handle I have used wooden handle purchased from pradhan embroidery stores.  Have a look at the bag.

I have made a oval shape flat bottom with single crochets in round.

For the zipper I have done blanket stitch around the zipper and then attached it to the bag using whip stitch.  Since the crocodile stitch creates a thick texture I didn't line up the bag with any fabric.

Can u see some stitches with lavender and pink colors.  It is a plastic canvas piece with needle point stitches.  I have sewed it to the oval shape bottom to make the bag to stand sturdy.  And now I have enough room to hold my things.  

Previously I have done a crocodile stitch bag.  You can see it here.  Embroidery in the kasuti kurti is over.  Now I have started to embellish it with sequins since it looks plain.  So this crocheted bag took over in the blog post. My next post is Finished kasuti kurti.

While I was in the hospital with my mom I whipped up some lacy granny squares.  Now joining part if remaining.  This time I am trying a new method to join the squares and it is coming up nicely.  


Also, a needlepoint purse has been started. 

So many projects are there in my WIP basket.  Also I have stashed some kits, threads and yarns.  I do have a happy moment to share with you all. will come up with that news and kurti in my next post.  Till then, Happy Crocheting.


  1. I know how you feel about living far away from parents and the frustation of not being able to do anything but pray. Thank God you mother recovered and is doing fine.
    You have been 'doing fine' too, fine work! The bag is charming and one of a kind, the ebroidery and granny squares are evidence of your energy. Keep up the good work.

  2. Glad to hear that your mom is doing well now. We too live far away from our parents and I can understand how depressing it is sometimes. Your bag is beautiful.

  3. Good to hear that your mom is ok now. I can understand how you feel about living far away from your parents.
    The bag turned out lovely. A lot of hardwork has gone to assemble this.

  4. Good to know your mom is doing well now. We also stay away from parents but had no such luck with my Dad, he got sudden cardiac arrest and the chances are usually rare to revive instantly. I was in shock for almost a year and it took me nearly three years to come to terms with my first ever loss:(
    Your crochet bag is looking very pretty and that's a good idea to add embroidered plastic canvas at the base. Looking forward to your next purse. I already know your happy moment secret:)

  5. Oh my...a chill was going thru my bones...glad to know that your mom is fine...yeah when we stay far away from home..i can relate ....each phone calls from my home number is scary for me...trusting in God that He will take care of everything..I loved your crocodile stitch bag...i love playing with crocodile stitch...

  6. I'm sorry to hear about your mum but glad she is recovering well. When i lived in poland my mum went into hospital and it was very hard. Love the crocodile scale bag!

  7. Glad to hear that your mother is doing well & I hope she recovers asap. Your crochet bag is looking very beautiful. I liked your idea of placing plastic canvas at the bottom to give it shape:)

  8. I am sorry to hear about your mother but good to know she you doing well now. Crochet bag is very beautiful shami.

  9. The bag came out so well! the needlepoint inside the bag is so clever.. happy to hear your mom is doing well, hugs to you both

  10. The bag came out so well! the needlepoint inside the bag is so clever.. happy to hear your mom is doing well, hugs to you both


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