This photo has been making the rounds on Pinterest a lot, as of late. I really think these bags are . . . the ‘cat’s meow’!
Here is another pattern for a beautiful afghan using the ‘curlique’ motif:
Now, to the point. I have been scouring my book library for weeks because I just knew I had seen this motif pattern somewhere. Trouble is . . . my library is quite extensive! Well! I finally found it!!!
On pages 132 – 133, a photo, written and diagram pattern for those lovely ‘curly wurly’ motifs. So . . . I may not end up with the shopping bags in the end, but I have been inspired to make something fabulous with this motif.
The following photos will show you what I have done so far.
Using size 10 mercerized cotton thread and a size 5 steel crochet hook:
To make a curlique: Ch 12, work 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, work 5 dc in next and each rem ch to end, then sl st in same place as ch 12.
By comparing my motif and the shopping bags, I feel like the ‘curlique’ was done a little different somehow. Puffier. Perhaps with triple crochet instead of double???
I wonder how long it would take me to make a bedspread??? Couple years probably. :p (Delusions of grandeur!)