This bag is an ideal first crochet project. The bag is crocheted in the round from the top to the bottom. The majority of the stitches are chains, and the big open spaces make it go fast! Now about the color, I am always a little wary of white yarn, but this “white” is so perfect. It is an ideal shade in a machine washable hemp yarn. Take this bag to your local market, and be prepared to receive some compliments on your bag!