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artinthreelanguages
« on: January 02, 2009 03:55:14 PM »

ok this is my first post on here Smiley

i saw this purse style by neide ambrosio and decided to see if i could imitate it because i love it and can't afford to buy one: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=114587

my mother-in-law in mexico actually taught me the technique last summer but i just finished this a couple of days ago.







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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 03:59:21 PM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 04:16:44 PM »

Your purse is FANTASTIC  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 04:18:23 PM »

This is lovely!

Are you able to ahre the technique at all?
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 04:31:05 PM »

its awesome !!! wow great job i wish i could do that. i am working on a pop tab purse right now also but its a different style.   
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 04:45:03 PM »

That is beautiful!  I have seen pursed made of pop tabs, but never like this!  I am amazed!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009 07:10:32 PM »

This is lovely!

Are you able to ahre the technique at all?

ok, this helped me a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq79CdHOgDw  obviously you have to do the math and change it to 6 sides for a hexagon instead of 4 sides for a square.  lemme see, i'm not good with writing in crochet lingo...

for each hexagon (you need 14):
i used that "magic circle" thing from the video, guess you could ch3 and join to make a tiny ring too.

1. 15 hdc in center and join with slip stitch.
2. place pop top ugly side up with the top edge aligned with the top of your circle (i hope that makes sense).  you join them as if you're edging something.  once you crochet, you'll flip it up to the pretty side as if the stitches were hinges.  you need 6 pop tops for the inner circle, and they must overlap.  attach them with 1 sc in each hole (overlapping tabs, you'll go through 2 holes at once).  it'll be tight at this point.  make sure all the tabs go in the same direction.  when they're all attached, flip the tabs up.  it should look like a flower.
3. this is where it stops being an exact science.  go around the entire circle with dc.  you will have 3 dc in most of the pop top loops, but 2 dc in some of them--if it feels like you're pulling to get to the next one, do 3.  if you can do it in 2, do 2.  i realize i'm not being clear.  i guess i should do a tutorial w/ pics.
4. you need 25 tabs for the outer ring (sometimes i wound up with 24 or 26, it's ok).  you need to attach them in the same manner as the inside circle (facing the wrong way, edge with sc, then flip up) but you need to really overlap these!  like as close as you can get to the next one and still get your hook through both holes.
5. once you've flipped the tabs up, finish the circle with a total of 42 sc going around.  since you have 25 pop tops, you'll need 2 sc in most of the spaces but 1 sc in a few (like 7 or 8 i think, spread out) to get to 42.  if you don't have 42 exactly it's ok, you can compensate when you make the hex.
6.  ch3 as your first dc, then hdc in next space, hdc in next sp, sc in next, hdc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, then ch3.  dc in next space to start the pattern over.  these 7 stitches repeated 6 times will form your hex.  if you are one stitch off, just add another sc in the middle somewhere, it won't show.  i probably had to do that in 3/4 of mine.

i'm sorry if that wasn't helpful.  if i have time tomorrow i'll make a pic tutorial.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009 05:06:26 AM »

Fab thank you Art (and sorry about the typo-lucky for me you worked out what I was on about!)

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012 05:09:18 PM »

Hello,
Your bags rocks! Those bags sell for up to $250.00. The instuctions you gave for the hexs are great but how do you do the handle and the sides. I know this is an old post but any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!
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