My First Crochet Project

I picked up crocheting a couple weeks ago, and have been mostly focused on practicing stitches. I’ve done lots of stitch swatches. The first ones were awful! I have a problem with pulling my stitches too tight. It is definitely starting to get better with practice. So I decided I wanted to actually “make” something. Here is my first non-swatch project:

Green Crochet Bag

I was inspired by the super cute Trick or Treat bag pattern by WonkyWonderful. But I don’t really need a trick or treat bag. I was mostly inspired because I knew the double crochet stitch, which is what this bag is made with.

However, I still suck at patterns. Well…truth be told, I’m not really following patterns. I don’t know why I haven’t developed the discipline to count stitches. Maybe it’s a lack of focus? So my bag is a little crooked. I was going to rip all the stitches out, but my husband convinced me to keep it and to finish it off. So I did. And I’m so glad!

It’s crooked but it’s mine. And I particularly LOVE the scalloped top. I want to scallop EVERYTHING now!

Crochet Bag Scallop

And I think I’m now motivated to actually count stitches and make something “right”. My husband even said he’d like me to make him a hat for winter. Yay!

Do you crochet? What’s your favorite beginner pattern?

Online Crochet Class


  1. Christy says:

    Love it! I love to sew but fail miserably at crocheting!
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    • Girl Going Country says:

      I’m not exactly a pro at crocheting yet either LOL but it’s been so fun trying. Thankfully my mom taught me when I was very young, so it’s coming back to me in pieces. :-)

  2. Nicole says:

    I am so excited that you used my pattern! I think the bag looks wonderful – especially for a first project! I can relate with pulling stitches too tight. When I first began crocheting I thought I was supposed to pull as tightly as possible and couldn’t figure out why my projects turned out terrible. I still catch myself crocheting too tight sometimes. I hope the pattern was easy to follow. Have a wonderful weekend & keep on crocheting, you are going great :)
    Nicole recently posted..Red Bow Cup Cozy (Free Crochet Pattern)

    • Girl Going Country says:

      Thank you for the encouragement, Nicole! I have a ways to go, but I really am enjoying it! I also need lots of practice at reading patterns (need my cheat sheet of abbreviations) but yours was definitely easy to follow and gave me great practice. I look forward to trying many more of your amazing patterns. :-) (Your Red Bow Cup Cozy would make GREAT stocking stuffers for all the coffee-lovers I know!)

  3. Another crocheter, yay! I love this project, very pretty. Thanks for visiting. :)
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