She picked up "my" method quickly, and is now making a cushion from her work.
While she was here, I dug out this crochet bag to show her, which I made at least forty years ago. Someone had given me the wooden handles, so I had to make a bag to fit!
Looking at it again after all these years, I see that I had used two strands of different coloured yarn for the stripes, which has given the bag a marled effect.
If I can get the handles again (I know a clever man who would probably make them for me) I would like to make this bag once more.
The handles measure 22cm across at the widest part, and the bag is 30cm deep, and 45cm wide across the bottom. I had intended it as a knitting bag, but the needles kept falling out! It now sits in my craft cupboard with balls of yarn stuffed into it.