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laura1121
« on: July 28, 2006 09:00:56 AM »

after my first attempt at crocheting, i considered myself hopeless because i just couldn't get the hang of it.  then, about a year ago i tried again and made a ton of scarves using double crochet, not even attempting to learn anything else about crocheting or even realizing how much you could do with it anyway.  thennnn about a week ago i was in the bookstore and found a crocheting book and decided to pick it up..

and this is the first thing i did other then a bunch of scarves and an attempt at a crocheted hemp necklace...

im pretty proud of it, i know it's not perfect but it's a decent try i think..

without anything in it


with stuff in it




i want to use interfacing or something but...can that be done with crochet?  if i were to line it?  help!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 01:39:53 PM »

I like it, especially the crocheted button!  Cheesy

I do line crochet purses and totes.  Usually, I just make a simple bag shape out of scrap fabric and iron the top edges over.  Then it is easy to sew it into the purse just around the top with toning thread.  You do need to be careful not to pull the sewing thread tight as of course it does not stretch like the crochet does.  You would soon get the hang of it. 

I find that lining helps the crochet keep its shape and also stops any small items slipping out through the stitches (like pens and crochet hooks!)   Wink

Have fun with your crochet and let your imagination run wild!  Grin
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vernzap
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 02:35:07 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006 05:05:29 PM »

That is very cute. The colours of it are nostalgic in some ways, really comfy. The crocheted button turned out great- lol I get frustrated when I crochet buttons because they never quite look "round".
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dreamknitter102
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006 11:07:39 PM »

that was one of the first yarns i used when i started with crochet! i made some awful bobble wristlets! and man does your project look tons better
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006 08:40:22 PM »

It looks great! I line most of my bags. It's easy, just like craftdabbler said. Just make sure to sew into the back of the crochet sts only, not all the way thru. That way you won't be able to see the thread from the outside. One of the first bags I lined was a really pretty lace pattern. The fabric showed thru so it looked really nice.
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