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« 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.


(And if you can't tell, I'm just learning to use a digital camera.)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2009 04:34:28 PM by milksmom - Reason: rearranging pics » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« 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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« 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?
« 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.
« 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.

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

cool, thanks.  I googled, but will definitely check the link!
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« 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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