Posted in Luggage, Quick Crochet, Stashbuster, Travel

Bright luggage tags

In just a couple of weeks’ I’ll be off on a big family vacation. Although we have proper luggage tags with our names and contact details on them, it is still always tricky spotting our black suitcases among all the other black suitcases! As an avid crocheter I follow lots of other crocheters on Pinterest. Recently I came across a cute pattern for a bright luggage identifier.

The pattern is for Crochet Curls to add to your luggage. Here is a link to the original pattern.

http://fabact.co/luggage/crochetcurlsluggagetags.html

I decided to try making these. They are a great way of using up leftover yarn and can be made from whatever yarn you have available. Because you can use any yarn, you’ll need to use your judgement as to what size hook to use. I had some yarn leftover from a project where I had used two different yarn colours and worked them double. So I actually used this to make mine.

Here’s how it turned out….

How to crochet bright luggage tags

Mine do look a bit different from the originals, in terms of the size but also the way the curl looks. I forgot to work twice into the fourth chain. (There’s a reason this site is called hooks-a-daisy!) The wonderful thing about crochet is that it doesn’t have to be perfect and you can make mistakes and modify as you go. I am still really happy with how they turned out.

This was a really quick and fun project. It took me less than half an hour. The pattern suggested options for an original chain of 20, 24 or 28. For this one I did a chain of 28. The yarn that I used was Stallion 8 ply in white and Stallion 8 ply in purple. I ended up using a size L/11-8.00MM hook because I was working in double .

Here are the instructions for the modified version that I made in UK/Australian instructions with notes for US instructions in brackets. Or feel free to use the original by Suze at FabAct!

Equipment

Hook size – 8.00mm (l/11)
Yarn – 8 ply worked double (Light worsted worked double or chunky yarn worked single)

Instructions

Create a slip knot then chain 28 stitches. Starting with the fourth chain, work a treble crochet (or a double crochet if you are American) into every chain. Do this all the way to the end of the chain and finish with a slip stitch.

That’s it! Super simple and easy to modify any way you wish. Thanks again to Suze for the original post which inspired me to make this little project.