Crocheted Shower Tote in School Colors

Oh, I'm so excited for a crafty post! I haven't done one in ages. The Ultimate Blog Swap was such a good time, and I loved Diana's little knitted socks [found here]. I felt inspired to pick up my own needle and thread again! Knitting is bit newer to me, and I have a new baby cousin coming in August, so that gives me plenty of time to whip up those adorable booties.

Looming much closer was my little brother's graduation from high school! I can't believe it. Saturday he walked across the stage, shook hands with the principal, and began a whole new chapter of his life. How exciting!

Since my vacation plans took up most of my time in the weeks preceding it, I had about a week and a half to figure out a gift for the bro. Someone mentioned a shower bag set they found for  their own graduate at Target. The wheels started spinning. Some Google searching eventually led me to this pattern-- Whit's Knits: Crocheted Linen Grocery Tote.

Using IU colors, I mostly followed the pattern, playing with the colors and varying the chain loops to give it a sturdier shape. Plus, a shower bag doesn't need quite as much space as one for groceries, so Noah's bag is a bit shorter too.

When I came to "The Handles" section, I did Rounds 1 and 2 as written. On the next round, instead of making handles, I wanted to put in little holes for a drawing string, so my Round 3 looked like:
Round 3: Single crochet in next 3 stitches, chain 1 & skip 1 stitch. Repeat around. Join with slip stitch. 
Then I repeated Round 2 a couple of times and tied it off.

To create a drawstring, I doubled up two strands of yarn and simply chained a long string. I pulled it through the holes [created in Round 3] and voila!

Easy-peasy-shower-bag-a-palooza. :)

I stuffed it with manly shower supplies - manpoo, deodorant, shaving cream, flip flops, etc.

Congrats to our little man!

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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