My Moroccan tote and an invitation!

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Hello there! Happy Friday everyone 🙂 I am getting back into my blogging mojo and it feels good to want to start writing again. I am still behind with patterns and tutorials though, I have been very lazy and haven’t even started my Cobbled Street pattern but all in good time.

I have a couple of things to share with you today, both very exciting. First, my Moroccan tote is finished and just in time for the Edinburgh Yarn Fest! I can’t remember when I started this bag, it was a slow and rewarding project and I enjoyed watching that pattern grow in the fabric so much that I was a bit sad when the crocheting was done.

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As you can see I added leather handles, a fabric lining and a magnetic clasp. I LOVE IT! It really came out exactly as I had imagined it. Pattern should come soon but as I mentioned I am having a bit of a delay so the Cobbled Street pattern should come first.

I am also posting today to make an open invitation to all of you. I recently connected with the lovely Laura from Made in Oxford through a Ravelry group, she has an awesome blog so please go check her out. We soon realised that we have a very similar taste when it comes to crochet patterns and both of us had the yarn to start the Freyja shawl by Aoibhe Ni, what a coincidence! Well actually Laura had already started but she was kind enough to agree to wait for me and work this pattern together, how exciting is that?

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I have never taken part of any CAL so working on a project with someone else like this is a completely new experience for me but I think it will be loads of fun. So… since we both have blogs we thought the least we could do was to invite all of you to crochet with us as well!

We haven’t worked out all the details but what we do know is that we would like to begin on the 6th April. That gives you guys enough time to decide if you want to participate and to get your yarn and hook ready.

About the pattern, this is a tunisian crochet shawl, and even though I haven’t looked at it in detail yet I dare to say it is not a beginner tunisian crochet pattern just because it uses lace-weight yarn and if you are not familiar with how to work the stitches it will be quite difficult to work with lace. You are welcome to try it out of course but just thought I should mention it.

I will post again soon once we have the details sorted but in the meantime please leave a comment if you would like to join us on our Freyja journey, we would love to have some of you crocheting with us.

That is me for today, I have scheduled another post for the weekend since I knew I wouldn’t have time with the festival, can’t believe it is tomorrow!! I will probably post a few pictures on Instagram, I have been meaning to share my user with you guys since I just joined recently: you can find me as solrencoret 🙂

Have a great weekend!

x

Sol

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