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.
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.
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
Thanks for looking!