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« on: April 01, 2009 03:57:22 PM »

Over the winter I finally figured out crochet, and now I am so addicted!  I started out making hats, and more recently I have started making bags.  I really love it. 

I got a ton of Manos del Uruguay yarn from my father in law (it was donated for the church yard sale he organizes) and I LOVE it!  (I didn't rip off the church, I'm gonna pay for it, I have a running tab with him  Smiley)  The yarn is what inspired me to make something other than hats, and these bags are what I came up with. 













There's actually more than that, but I didn't want to over do it on pictures.  I'm still pretty new to crochet, so any input/feedback is greatly appreciated.  I would especially love to know if there is a correct way to do the wrist strap.  I just kinda winged it.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 04:24:23 PM »

I like the colors you choose :0) and the inner complimentary colors. What stich did you use adn what size hook? Keep up the good work! :0)
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 06:02:22 PM »

Thanks!  The whole thing is worked in a continuous round of single crochet stitches.  I just made the foundation chain to the length I wanted, and single crocheted around both sides, and kept going around in that way until I got the depth I wanted.  I used a US size K 10.5 hook. 

Oh, and I forgot to mention it in the original post, but the lining for the first bag is a vintage bed sheet I got at the church yard sale last year for $1.  All of the fabric for the linings is reclaimed like that in some way or another, and most of the zippers are vintage finds too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 06:21:34 PM »

Super cute!!! I love them!!! Looks like you did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 06:37:32 PM »

i lovelovelove the last oneee.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 09:33:47 PM »

They are too cute. You could probably sell them quite easily.
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