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Topic: Curling Ribbon+Crochet Hook=Many Purses  (Read 4191 times)
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« on: May 20, 2008 04:53:58 PM »

I went through a phase where I thought it was REALLY cool to knit/crochet with things that weren't traditional yarn. Some were hits some were misses. This was a hit! Curling ribbon is REALLY strong! Surprisingly so...The original prototype of this bag seems to have wandered off some where but these are all off shoots of it.

This one I made for my Aunt for use at the farmers market. Forget those plastic bags that are bad for the environment, go reuseable!


It comes with a small pocket on the one side and...



The handles are crocheted into the bag...This was a new addition to my pattern.



One of the first bags I made. I use this one as my purse and I love it! Please excuse the Beauty and the Beast sheets...Mine are in the laundry lol.




This one was made by request for my mom. We live at the beach and she wanted a larger bag that wouldn't hold sand in it. So I made this...Excuse the foot...




Well those are my bags. Comments and criticism welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008 04:57:49 PM »

pretty cool! i like the stripes! how much ribbon did it take?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008 05:00:42 PM »

The bags done in single crochet take 2 spools, one of each color. But if you make them in double or triple you need 2 spools of each color. Each spool runs about $1.99 so it's really cost effective too!
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008 06:29:09 PM »

what is curling ribbon? (i speak spanish) a little explaination would be awesome Smiley
i love the pink one, really cretive and useful

nevermind, i googled it, is the ribbon for wraping presents Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008 06:51:12 PM »

awesome idea! Smiley those bags look great! how long did it take you to make each one?
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008 06:56:37 PM »

they generally take a 5 or 6 hours each. good project for doing in front of the tv because its a lot of single crochet. doing it with a larger crochet hook helps too! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008 07:00:32 AM »

Your bags look great!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful suggestion!

I'm always looking for inexpensive material to crochet - and I still have lots of curling ribbon :-)
I also have metallic looking curling ribbon - worth a try ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008 01:25:04 PM »

I really like your purses.  Question-what happens when they get wet?  I have bad results with ribbon.  Does it hold up better than ribbon?
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008 02:42:35 PM »

They're fine when they're wet. Thats why they make good beach bags. just rinse them off when you done!
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008 07:55:10 PM »

How fabu!  I have boxes of curling ribbon that I could use up, what a great idea! Your bags are gorgeous, and I really love the orange and yellow one.  Cheesy  I also like the teacup sheets!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2008 12:35:35 AM »

Another good idea is to use record type. I've crocheted all my 80yy hits. Record type is good not only for bags but for hats too. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2008 01:53:36 AM »

I've thought of using curling ribbon before but only have Christmas colors right now. Tongue Thank you so much for sharing, those bags are awesome and I'm happy to see how the ribbon looks crocheted. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2008 07:03:45 AM »

That is a great idea! I love them all!
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2008 10:49:19 AM »

Awesome idea! Those bags are great!
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2008 10:45:03 AM »

how big a hook did you use?  I'm into the whole re-use bags at the market thing so these would be great!
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2008 11:01:36 AM »

fab idea

it works really well!
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2008 11:22:59 AM »

how big a hook did you use?  I'm into the whole re-use bags at the market thing so these would be great!

I started using bigger hooks...I dont know what size exactly. It came in a four pack of big chunky plastic hooks. But using larger hooks makes it a quicker and easier project!
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2008 06:57:26 PM »

What a great idea.  They look really bright and very well done.
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