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« on: April 28, 2012 06:43:23 AM »

Iím new to crochet but have been a knitter for many years and I have to admit I am enjoying learning crochet a lot more than I thought I would.





The bag is about 8x5 inches, I used just double crochet (UK) stitch and yarn leftover from another knitting project. I didnít line it because I used a hook one size smaller than recommended to create a denser fabric. I wasnít too sure of the thinness of the strap to start with but Iím getting used to it now.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 08:14:31 AM »

How in the world did you get a zipper in there?  I've been crocheting bags for years, but never put a zipper in one!  I'm jealous!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012 10:11:39 AM »

I agree, the zipper is cool. I also like the colors you chose. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012 10:30:32 AM »

How did you attach that zipper? Did you sew it on when you finished crocheting the sides?
Great work, keep going on, crochet is so much fun!! I wish I could learn knitting though, but never got round to actually trying it Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012 10:52:27 AM »

I thought that it wouldnít be any different to sewing with fabric but just to make sure I inspected a manufactured crochet bag I had which just had the zip sewn in. So I sewed it in on the machine before crocheting up the sides. (It would also work fine sewn by hand but I like the speedy machine. Smiley )
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012 02:25:22 PM »

I thought that it wouldnít be any different to sewing with fabric but just to make sure I inspected a manufactured crochet bag I had which just had the zip sewn in. So I sewed it in on the machine before crocheting up the sides. (It would also work fine sewn by hand but I like the speedy machine. Smiley )

so just so I get it right, you sewed it in, and than crocheted more around it??
it's kind of amazing...
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012 04:35:54 PM »

Iím becoming curious now, is it not common practice to sew sips onto crochet bags?


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so just so I get it right, you sewed it in, and than crocheted more around it??

The main body of the bag is a rectangle folded in half, then I sewed the zip in because it was easier to do before the bag was too bag like and fiddly, which left the sides still open when the zip was closed - tube like. So the next thing was crocheting up the sides and creating the strap at the same time.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012 11:26:37 PM »

ohhhhhh! ok... now I get it. thanks! Smiley
and I don't think it's super normal practice. At least not to me, although some think I live under a rock, so maybe it is normal. Wink
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