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gretelgrrl
« on: January 17, 2005 05:38:20 PM »

Hello!

I made this yoga mat bag for my sister-in-law for Christmas.
I tried following this pattern:
www.birdnest.org/nelsone2...anaBag.htm

This was my third project, so I kind of messed up on the directions here: 
Repeat Rounds 7-9 until your circle has a tube about 3" shorter than your yoga mat's width (the height when it is rolled up).
When you go back to 7 it used to say:
Round 7: ch 3 (you know what that means!) 1 dc
into each dc from previous round. sl st to join.
(60)

What I did is dc into each dc from before the sc. So I have the dc looping back over my 2 rows of sc.  Unfortunately, I didn't get that it was wrong until the next day when I carefully looked at the picture of her finished project online and noticed the difference between mine and hers. I was 3/4 the way done by then. 
I sent Emily Nelson and email and she fixed her right away and was really sweet and helpful about it.
Anyway, I ended up just keeping going in the same way. I looked at it again after taking a break from it and was actually liking what I saw. I think it was a happy accident.
I think her pattern and bag is really beautiful, but I am fine with the way mine turned out. If I make another, I want to follow her directions  However, it is super-strong (it's like, Double Stitched!) and my sister in law likes it.
No frogs here!

Anyway... here are the pics. Let me know what you think.
Bag Standing


"Creative" stitching:


Close up on the top with the drawstring:


Close up on the bottom:



What do you think?

Oh, yeah - I haven't woven in the ends... I'm doing that when she comes to visit in a few days Smiley
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005 06:01:27 PM »

Very nice. You did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005 12:49:20 PM »

Well I'd say you've created a cool new stitch!  Thanks for noting how you did it---this one's going into the Future Use file.  Nice work on the bag, too!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005 04:38:55 PM »

wow i really like the way that came out! it's an awesome looking bag!

let me get this straight, so i can use the stitch (he he he):
rows are grouped in threes, with the first two being sc? and then for the third you put the hook back in to a sc and then loop over and pull through loosely?

it looks so rad! seriously! i guess there is a little bit of un-satisfaction in not doing a project right by the pattern (at least i feel that way) but this was a happy accident, like you said!

what kind of yarn did you use?
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gretelgrrl
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005 04:45:04 PM »

Hey JennyBean,

Yup, I Did exactly that: "rows are grouped in threes, with the first two being sc? and then for the third you put the hook back in to a sc and then loop over and pull through loosely?"

It was one of my first projects, so I should have known better (despite the directions) but I didn't... heheheh.  ah well.  Happy accident!

The yarn I used was just crappy red heart yarn in fiesta jewel and sage.  I wanted the bag to be strong enough.
I think having the "double" style stitch makes the bag super-strong.

I'm glad you like it Smiley  Good luck with yours!  You'll have to share a pic when you have it. 
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jennybean
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2005 01:16:39 AM »

The yarn I used was just crappy red heart yarn in fiesta jewel and sage.  I wanted the bag to be strong enough.
I think having the "double" style stitch makes the bag super-strong.

yeah, for something like this you don't have to worry about comfort so much.

i was thinking cotton or even hemp would both be cool. a very different look from each ... a combination would be super.

don't hold your breath for my finished one ... i have a slow turnaround!   Wink
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