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« on: May 07, 2007 10:03:45 PM »

I recently got an amazing crochet book called "Simple Crochet" by Erika Knight. In it, she uses a lot of unusual materials such as jute and twine. While none of these projects used her patterns, I was inspired to try crocheting with medium-weight kitchen twine. It makes a stiff, sturdy fabric that is great for things that need to stand up straight.
Lunch bag:

An envelope, used to "wrap" a gift certificate for a friend's b-day:

Small basket:

Best of all, twine is so cheap that all three projects cost less than $10 combined!
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007 11:05:46 PM »

Looks great.  Thats awesome how sturdy it is.


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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007 05:47:18 AM »

OMG, I love your re-usable lunch bag! I take my lunch with me to school/work and I use those brown paper lunch sacs. I was just thinking that I should buy a re-usable one to lessen my impact on the environment, but this is so much better! Did you use a pattern, or is it your own?

« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007 07:36:48 AM »

You have made a lot of useful things.  I like the lunchbag.  It looks sturdy.  My kids are always ripping their vinyl ones.  The pencil holder is really cute with the buttons.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007 08:42:25 AM »

Kuppy - I didn't use a pattern for the lunch bag, I just made one loooooong piece for the main part of it, and two shorter ones for the sides. I steam ironed all of the "folds", then used a blanket-like stitch to put it all together (by far the hardest part). It didn't turn out perfect, but I was totally winging it Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007 10:50:52 AM »

wow!! never would have thought of that!  the pencil holder is especially cool . . .great work!

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007 07:23:03 PM »

Great idea, making the lunchbag out of kitchen twine!  And the button embellishment on the pencil cup is really cute too! Cool

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 10:15:51 AM »

Oh man, I've got that book and I started doing a string box with great enthusiasm... until my fingers got tired and I stopped. You've put me to shame with your twiney creations! The big downer for me was seeing something basically identical to what I was making on sale in Ikea for mere pence.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007 08:57:54 PM »

Good job for ingenuity! I like the lunch bag and the pencil holder.

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007 05:29:46 AM »

You rock and I am hitting the button to prove it. I LOVE the lunchbag!

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