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mollytwin1
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« on: September 08, 2009 10:59:30 AM »

About 10, maybe even 11, years ago (when I was still in high school) my best friend and I picked up a free pattern flyer from Michael's for a crocheted purse.  I decided on brown and pink for mine, she chose brown and blue.  We sat around many days during the summer crocheting up the squares, then school started back up and we both stopped working on it.

Flash forward 5 years.  I am now in college and come across the random brown and pink squares.  They don't even make the same color brown yarn anymore, nor do I desire to have it as a purse now anyway.  I don't want to throw them away though, so I crochet them together, add to solid brown single crocheted sides, and figure it can be a make-up bag instead.  All I needed was a vinyl lining and a top.

Flash forward 4 years.  I have now graduated college and have moved to a new place.  I stumble across the half finished make-up bag and toss it into a "to-do" craft box I have.

Flash forward 1 year.  I am forcing myself to get serious about finishing all my half-completed projects so I figure I should start with the make-up bag.  I had some clear vinyl left over from another project, so I sew up a lining and attach it.  I ran to Hobby Lobby, picked up a brown zipper, crocheted a top for the bag, then attached the zipper.

Finally, the bag is complete!!  This isn't my best work (nor my greatest camera work) but I am happy to be able to mark it off the list!

The outside utilizing the squares from the free flyer


The zipper top


The interior


I wish I had some non-transparent vinyl for the interior, but I wasn't spending more money on this project than need be.  And it is kind of cool being able to see the back of the squares I guess.  I have no use for a make-up bag for I already have one, but I am hoping one day I can actually find a use for this.  But at least it is done!!

Thanks for looking and reading my rambling jibberish  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 11:37:43 AM »

As a dude, I don't have much use for a make-up bag. But I do like the colors and pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009 12:04:41 PM »

It's really cute and the pattern is lovely. It always feels great to finish those long standing works in process. :0)
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009 02:09:27 PM »

That's a pretty sweet pattern and with the color scheme it kind of reminds me of a tudor style house. In a totally good way of course. I bet it's worth the wait.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009 02:49:50 PM »

Wow, I love this patterning, any chance of posting the pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009 04:18:32 PM »

That's a pretty sweet pattern and with the color scheme it kind of reminds me of a tudor style house. In a totally good way of course. I bet it's worth the wait.

It reminds me of a Tudor house as well!
Wow, I love this patterning, any chance of posting the pattern?

Took some digging but I found the original leaflet so I will post the pattern for the squares.  Mind you they can be done much better looking than mine, I had just started crocheting when I made the squares.  The instructions call for 2 colors which I will type as CA and CB in the pattern.

Red Heart "soft" worsted weight yarn

Crochet hooks: U.S. sizes H-8[5mm] and G-6[4mm]

Gauge: Square = 2 5/8" across with larger hook

Rnd 1: With larger hook and CA, ch 2; sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 10, 2 sc in same ch] 3 times, ch 10, sc in same ch changing to CB; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: with CB, ch 1, holding the ch-10 loops towards you, sc in same sc as joining, ch 2, [sc in next 2 sc, ch 2] 3 times, sc in last sc; join to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining; *(sc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch-2 space -corner made**; sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around, end at **; sc in last sc; join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining and next sc, *work corner**, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around, end at **; sc in last 2 sc changing to CA in last sc; join.

Rnd 5: with CA, ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *hold ch 10 loop over ch-2 space and work corner through both layers at once**, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around, end at **; sc in last 3 sc; join.  Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009 02:19:17 AM »

thankyou so muh, I will be trying these, they'll be added to my ever growing list of "to make in order to destash my wool collection so that I can buy lots more wool"
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009 03:18:37 AM »

So cute! I am glad you were able to finish it and mark it off the to do list. I need to work on my list too  Smiley
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