We started the tradition last March when our friend Mee Leng left for Beijing. This week around 20 ladies in Lagos Crochet group made granny squares for our going out friend Kasia who is moving out to Praha then to Mexico. Kasia also made some grannies not knowing we are collecting the grannies for her. Hence, it was a surprise party for Kasia and it was a success because she had no idea what we were up to.
We made Kasia a bag. Here below are the progress till delivery of the bag...
We start with a simple and popular flower granny but modified it a little to accomodate all skill levels in the group. This granny only has 3 rounds.
Step by step photos for the granny square is at the end of this page.
So far we have been collecting 180 grannies. Above are some of the grannies.
We choose single crochet joining to give strenght and shape to our bag.
We could not find the best handles for the bag so we decided we will make it ourselves.
Checking the bag impatiently to finish the joining and completing it with edging and lining...
Cutting the fabric and interfacing and preparing to sew the lining. I have forgotten to take more photos during the lining making but shoot videos instead. I haven't edited the video, hopefully I can do that soon and upload to Youtube.
Voila, the bag is done and it's roomy...
We added a tassel to the head of the zipper for added beauty and convenience.
Kasia looking beautiful showing off her friendship granny bag. Photograph by Agung Sukawati.
A few of our Crochet friends.
Step by Step Pictures for the flower granny.
R1. Start with 4 ch, 11 dc in first ch. join with a sl st or yarn needle as you wish. Cut off yarn.
R2: Join new yarn with either a sc, 2 ch, 2 partial dc in same space, yo, pull thru all loops (beg cluster).
Make 3 dc cluster in each st around. Cut off yarn.
For videos, look for Youtube with keywords: Iinwibisono, granny, crochet, flower, spiral, handle
A huge thanks to all my friends at Borderless Crochet Group for a great team work we have.