For my first crochet project, I am making Inga’s Häkelbeutel, which luckily comes in an English version, because translating crochet instructions from German seems a little ambitious for a first project. This project requires 16 granny squares, which are then sewn together to create a bag where they are featured on a diagonal. Maybe I should be thinking of them as granny diamonds instead of squares.
I’m using leftover Red Heart Super Saver in a variety of solid colours. I’ve made 4 of each of the Green/Orange/Blue Squares and the Purple/Orange/Teal Squares and then 2 of the Yellow/Orange/Green Squares, and almost 2 (I’m on the last round of the second square) of an unphotographed Purple/Orange/Yellow Square. I’m using the same colour of orange for the middle round in the 5 rounds for all of the squares in order to attempt to tie everything together.
I had meant to make a baby blanket for a long-time family friend as my first crochet project, but I wanted something I could keep and remember my early crochet days with. I justified making this bag by deciding I needed something to put the baby blanket into while I’m working on it. The baby is due in April, so I should have plenty of time to make both projects.