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Topic: Summer bags and totes (lots of pics!)  (Read 2601 times)
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« on: May 28, 2005 11:52:23 AM »

These are some of the recent totes and bags I've been working on lately.
Most of them were made for swaps and presents for friends who needed something to carry stuff at the beach. I used a 100% very resistant cotton thread and worked with a tiny hook (2.50 mm, I think it corresponds to a US B) to obtain a thick fabric.


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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2005 11:55:52 AM »

Oh my! I love Ai Lin's tote! It's absolutely beautiful! I wish i could do that...

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2005 11:58:31 AM »

I _really_ like the stripey ones!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2005 12:01:14 PM »

holy crap!!!

i would never have the patience to work with thread and hooks that small! they are gorgeous!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2005 05:30:59 PM »

Very nice. Prettier than many of the crochet totes I have seen.

Didn't it take you a long time using such a small needle?

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2005 07:22:20 PM »

Oh! I *heart* the circle one. How long did it take to make?!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2005 11:31:32 PM »

Oh my! I love Ai Lin's tote! It's absolutely beautiful! I wish i could do that...

I second that! It's awesome!! I'm sure she absolutely loves it too!

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2005 12:17:20 AM »

those are so cute... I'm just wondering how to do them... how did you form the base of the striped bags and then come up to do the rounds for the sides of the bag. It occurs to me that if you crochet in a circle for the bottom, the circle would just get bigger and bigger and not form the actual sides for the bag. And for the round one, which is lovely as well, does the cord go all round the bag? I would be so grateful for a tutorial...
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2005 12:45:38 AM »

Thank you so much for your feedbacks!

Working with tiny hooks it's a lil' bit slower than using larger ones, but not too much. I actually can crochet quite fast with thin thread. It took me 2 days to finish each tote, which is  a reasonable time.

The base of the stripey bags was made with a circle. I then worked on round and formed two triangles at the top and attached the two sides together making the straps. (I do hope this makes sense, I'm really bad when it comes to explanations in English).

For the 'Ai Lin's tote', I made two circles, then I made a stripe to attach the two parts. The cords were made separately and sewed several times to the tote.
I'm away from home at the moment, but I can scan the explanation to make the cords if you want. I didn't use a real pattern for the totes, but I followed some instructions I found in my 'Enciploedia dell'uncinetto' (Encyclopedia of crochet) to make the cord.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2005 10:56:51 AM »

I really love the circle one too. Great job!!
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