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wizkid
« on: June 10, 2010 02:10:28 PM »

This weekend I was able to get a huge pile of projects done, including this:



I started this bag last summer. The pattern is from my favorite Japenese crochet book, "Crochet Motif Item." I'm sure you are thinking - why would you ever crochet this?! Look at all those ends to weave in!



And I will admit, the finishing of the crochet took a really long time. But that is not why this project languished on my sewing table - unfinished - for so long.

I could not figure out what to do for handles. Until a few weeks ago when I read a post over at the Purl Bee blog and I knew I had my solution - Use webbing for the handles! I picked some up at JoAnn's that matched the center color of the flower, and I was in business.

Check out this lining:



And a closeup of crochet-y goodness:



I could not be happier with the bag - and the fact that it is finally done!

Blogged with a few more pictures and some links here:
http://katiesredumbrella.blogspot.com/2010/06/crochet-motif-item-flower-tote-finally.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 02:20:30 PM »

BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Great job
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 02:53:47 PM »

Wicked. Love it.  Grin
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cecille
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 03:38:42 PM »

Its beautiful!! I absolutely adore it and big projects just makes the world go round ^^
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010 05:57:39 PM »

OMG! I LOVE THIS. the colors are gorgeous and you did a fab job on construction.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010 06:29:56 PM »

so lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010 11:10:33 AM »

Your time and effort were certainly worth it. Absolutely beautiful work!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010 12:23:57 PM »

This is so cute! I bet all the ends were madness.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010 07:14:43 PM »

It looks fantastic - im sure it was worth the effort <3
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wizkid
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010 01:26:23 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

This is so cute! I bet all the ends were madness.

I think it took me just as long to weave in all the ends as it did to do the crochet!
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