Help me design my next bag

While I wait to meet up with my SIL to hem the lining for my purple bag, I’m desperate to crochet another one. I have some fabric in my stash that’s calling my name, so now the task is to match up yarn and fabric. I have this blue cotton. What color yarn would you match it with?

IMG_4521I confess, I am not terribly creative with my color combinations. I tend to stick with matchy-matchy stuff, so of course I pulled out this skein of cotton/silk. Does it work? Is it too boring?

IMG_4520I also have this gorgeous satiny fuchsia polyester. It might not be a lot of fun to hem or sew in, but it sure will make a fantastic lining.IMG_4516And of course I have my matching yarns to choose from. The first is some cotton Sprout.IMG_4517Or I have this lovely Cascade 128 Superwash.IMG_4518Then I stuck a toe out of my traditional box and tried this variegated Malabrigo.IMG_4519I do like it, but then I remembered I have more purple cotton. Maybe the Malabrigo would look better with purple? Or maybe I’d rather save the Malabrigo for something other than a bag?IMG_4524From there, I went a little wild. I found some color combinations that are more…shocking. Bright. Vibrant. I know I like these colors together, but would they be too overwhelming in a bag?IMG_4522

IMG_4523So that’s what I have to work with, and I’d love to get some feedback! What do you like? What do you not like? What color combinations would you try that I haven’t thought of? 


4 thoughts on “Help me design my next bag

  1. I like the fucshia with the cotton sprout and the malabrigo with the purple. Purple yarn with yellow lining would maybe look like a flower? Or fucshia yarn with yellow lining? Or bright yellow chunky yarn with brown or black lining to look like a sunflower?

  2. I think I’d like to see the blue yarn with the berry colored fabric. I love a surprising twist to the lining of a bag. Makes me happy to look inside!

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