Making things for Yren keeps me occupied during the wait for her arrival. It took me all weekend to make this little bag for Yren, mostly because I didn't have a pattern, but just made it up as it went along, and because black thread is very hard to crochet with.
First I crocheted the three tiers of beaded rows just to see a sample of a people-size shawl pattern--didn't even count the beads, just strung them on the thread until I got tired of stringing. Ah, I love it when things go right--there were just enough beads to finish a third row! This little motif seemed like it could be a bag for Yren, so I just kept adding more half-double crochet rows until it was the right size.
It was made with #20 Lizbeth thread and a size 10 hook. The edging for the strap is very easy and in that size works well for ED scale. I had a little scrap of it left over, so I sewed it across the front.
Chain 3. Row 1: In third chain from hook: single crochet, chain 2, single crochet. Chain two and turn. Row 2: In chain 2 space: single crochet, chain 2, single crochet. Chain two and turn. Repeat row two until edging is desired length.