June is here and for most of us it means more time away from our homes and getting out to experience the sunshine and fresh air. And since June 9 is the WORLD WIDE KNIT/CROCHET IN PUBLIC DAY! I thought I would help to kick off the celebration by sharing a blog on how to make a crochet, “on the go” bag and and posting some suggested free patterns I found on the internet.

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(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAJELJ3/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

First; to prepare an on the go crochet bag you need to think more user friendly for the great out doors. All you will need is a small bag, preferablly one no bigger then 12 X 12. For me it is a small sports bag I purchased off Amazon last year.   I chose this one for a few reasons. Mainly, it is compact enough to fit by my feet in the car and secondly because it is Stadium Approved meaning I will have no difficulty at any sporting events my hubby and I decide we would like to attend.

When adding supplies to your bag, just think essentials. The first thing everyone will need is a pattern. If my pattern is from a book or magazine, I photo copy it and place them in a small sheet protector.(picture above) I dislike looking through my bag for a pattern so I tape it to the inside of my bag facing out. Because my bag is clear, it can easily be looked at when needed and because I do not need to dig through a bag it makes for less hassle when out and about.

When looking for the projects for our crochet on the go bag, you should look for something small and not so burdensome to carry around with you. You will also want a project that is easy to stop when needed and then can be easily gotten back to. After all, when you are around other people there are more likely chances for interruptions. I always look for something that does not require my full attention, what I call no- brainers.

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Here is a list for the rest of the tools you might want to add:

a tape measure
I prefer a yarn cutter, but if you do not have one- a small pair of sisters.
yarn counter
stitch markers
required crochet hook
yarn needle (I carry mine in a case.)
Any speciality items you might need to finish the projects. (buttons, special tools etc)

Remember you want to keep it simple, but at the same time make sure you have the tools you will need to finish the project.

I thought I would share some patterns I found free on the internet that would be perfect to take with you.

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Socks

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/mens-crochet-socks-l0147.html

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Dishcloths

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/lattice-washcloth

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Scrubby

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tunisian-round-scrubby

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Simple Doily

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/star-table-mat

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Slippers

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/simple-crochet-slippers-4115865

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Hats

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/saratoga-hat-l70322.html

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Cowl/Scarfs

Sunset Scarf – A Fun Crochet Scarf Pattern!

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Gloves/Mittens/fingerless gloves

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/touchdown-wristers-90646.html

So remember this Saturday June 9, 2018 when you go to the park, or to watch a little league game at the diamonds you can still celebrate WORLD WIDE KNIT/CROCHET IN PUBLIC DAY in enjoyment and ease.  Bring along your crochet “on the go” bag and proudly display your craft for all the world to see.

Please share where you decided to celebrate WORLD WIDE KNIT/CROCHET IN PUBLIC DAY!  As for me and hubby, we are going to a state park, I will enjoy crocheting while he catches a fish or two for dinner.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.