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milksmom
« on: June 28, 2009 02:53:58 PM »

Greetings fellow craftsters!

I've been crocheting these little mixed bags, mostly to carry my knitting & crochet projects around. I also use them for general stash-busting. I have lots of thin yarns, frufru, and general leftover yarns. I started winding them into balls, mixing colors and textures, making pretty much of a mess. Anyway, here's some pics, the last one's a closeup.










For reference the bags are 6-8" tall and roughly 6" in diameter. They're worked from the bottom up sometimes using single crochet, sometimes Elmore double crochet.

Enjoy!

(And if you can't tell, I'm just learning to use a digital camera.)
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ysmeine
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009 04:37:55 PM »

I like how turdy they look, almost like baskets.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009 06:16:11 PM »

That last shot the close up is awesome. I love that. It is perfectly acceptable to post patterns, though sadly I cannot read a crochet pattern. But I LOVE these.
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milksmom
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009 11:04:54 AM »

@ ysmeine  - They are quite sturdy, I work them at a tight enough gauge that they can stand up on their own. The little built-in handles are just right for toting them around.


That last shot the close up is awesome. I love that. It is perfectly acceptable to post patterns, though sadly I cannot read a crochet pattern. But I LOVE these.
I laughed at how you put that. ^_^
I'll work on general guidelines if that will help?
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cindyjane
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009 04:33:47 PM »

they are great, good use for left-overs. what's Elmore double crochet? Is that treble - I'm in Australia.
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milksmom
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009 01:20:11 PM »

William (Bill) Elmore made some great technical innovations in crochet. If you can track down one of his books, they're worth having.

The stitch I used for the mixed bags is also called Linked Double Crochet. I browsed the Internet and found this video tutorial.
http://www.monkeysee.com/play/10394-crochet-linked-stitches

HTH
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cindyjane
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009 04:35:12 PM »

cool, thanks.  I googled, but will definitely check the link!
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Turtle Momma
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009 08:40:20 AM »

Those are so neat!! What a great way to use up your stash!!
They would make great toy totes for kids little toys!!
I'm gonna have to go pull out all my little balls of yarn!!
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