Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Wash Day Blues

And greens ~ and pinks ~ and reds ~ and yellows and others too!

A few weeks back ~ whilst I was working my way through the usual daily mountain of washing ~ I felt that I needed something to take the dreariness out of doing the laundry.

Something to make the whole chore a little bit more pleasurable ~ so what better way to cheer myself up than a lovely new colourful crocheted peg bag.

I took some of my inspiration from Ravelry, but basically my colourful new peg bag is just a stripey rectangle shaped piece of crochet made from Rico Creative Cotton.

I have to say that I'm still not quite sure how I feel about the Rico Cotton, it can sometimes be a bit splitty to work with, and it does sort of look a little like beautifully coloured string. However ~ even after saying that ~ I do kind of quite like the overall finished effect that it gives to the crochet fabric.

Anyway ~ let's get back to the peg bag.

First of all I started by crocheting a rectangle with a hand sized slot about three quarters of the way down. I then folded the finished rectangle over and threaded a wooden hanger through one of the middle stitches at the top. All that was left for me to do after that was to crochet the sides and the bottom closed. I also decided to pretty it up a little bit by adding a bobbly edging and.........Ta Dah!

There we have it!

A colourful little crochet peg bag all ready to brighten up my Wash Day Blues and because I now have a lovely new brightly coloured peg bag I may just need to go out and buy myself to some new brightly coloured pegs to go with it! :O) xx

edited to add :: I have been asked to do a tutorial for my peg bag and I will try to do this asap for those of you that would like to give it a go :O)xx


Timi said...

What a good idea!!! Lovely :o)!

Hazel said...

That's great! Any chance of a tutorial? xx

Hazel said...

Ahhh i think i see. Ignore my last comment. xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Ooh I do love coloured pags ! and your bag x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! A lovely way to cheer up a chore! Cx

Sally said...

Wow, so lovely! I would never think to crochet a peg bag, it looks ace!

Sarah said...

What a fantastic peg bag and great for this time of year when it gets dreary!

Carole said...

This is lovely, I might have to put this on my 'to do' list.

Susanne said...

Oh I love the colors combination. How lovely! That bag will sure make hanging out laundry a brighter chore!

Jacquie said...

Stunning...i love you colours and design..brilliant :0)
Jacquie x

Attic24 said...

Jackie this is gorgeous!!! I love the Rico colours, agree it can be a mare to work with mind you. I think your colourful breezy stripes are just beautiful!

Sandra said...

What a lovely, cheerful peg bag! I just adore those Rico Cotton colours, don't you?

S x

Shell said...

I love your peg bag,such wonderful colours :)
As a blog I enjoy reading, I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award

bella bee and me said...

I love rainbow type stripes. So sunny and happy.
Kier x

Kate said...

Wow that's lovely! I can't imagine ever being able to crochet something like that, i'm still learning the basic stitches. Just the thing to brighten up wash-day, K xx