Yarn: oddments of aran yarn
Bag: canvas tote bag - the type given away free at conferences and open days.
Like most knitters and crocheters I like to take a little project with me on holiday, and this year I decided to take a little tote bag project. I went to Japan and our first hotel was rather on the tiny side in Tokyo, as that was where I started the bag I decided to call it the Tiny Tokyo Tote Bag.
I took this rather interesting square pattern with me from Crochet Now and just made it up I as I went along.
I made 4 of the large squares (2 for each side) and then made another 16 squares (8 for each side) which were just rounds 1 and 2 followed by a round of half trebles.
Once each side was sewed together I did a round of half trebles, then 2 rounds of trebles.
I crocheted the 2 sides together and sewed the little tote bag inside - then all I had to do was block.
The bag does look a little Japanese, so may be I was influenced by my surroundings.
I also recently finished the most comfortable slouchy socks.
I used The March Hare fingering superwash merino and pattern called Andie.