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« on: February 20, 2010 03:42:14 PM »

Hello crocheters.  I salute you and come in peace from the land of knitting.

I am in a swap, and am hoping to create a cool independent crochet project bag for my partner.  Trouble is, I don't really know what would make a great crochet project bag!  I'm guessing it's close to what I'd want for a knitting project bag, but I want it to be really perfect and amazing!

So, what would YOU want in a great crochet project bag?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 08:10:04 PM »

I'm a new crocheter but I would like something to hold my hooks in and somewhere in the bag to put it. Lots of room for my wool and a spot for my project, maybe divided and then of course a spot to put wool needle and stitch markers and the other little things need. Ohh scissor space too. There could be more but like I said I'm a new crocheter and without a project bag so that's what I would want.

« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 02:35:10 PM »

My project bag, which I made, has what I think is the ultimate feature - a graduated pocket. The inside pocket is straight across the bottom, but angles up on the top, then I stitched it in one inch increments on the small end, up to three inches on the large end, so there are a row of mini-pockets that are sized from 3" deep to 9" deep, to hold any sizes of crochet hook or knitting needle. Scissors-size pocket is the one about 5" deep. I sincerely hope that makes sense! It's a trapezoid. Know what I mean?
The bag itself is crocheted, but that funky pocket is sewn with the lining material.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010 02:37:54 PM »

Oooohhhhhhhhh, sdanorth, I get it, I get it!  I'll be honest I had to read it twice but I think I get it.  What a great idea!  Thanks for the input!

« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 02:59:38 PM »

I use an old makeup case for my project bag and it has this great feature that was originally meant for makeup brushes.  It has a flap that folds down and snaps back up and little elastic hoops sewn in that hold my hooks really, really well!  It's kind of hard to explain without showing you but I can just slide my hooks in and out and they are held in place by elastic.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 03:04:29 PM »

Great idea about the elastic loops - could be a great way to stash the hook you're working with at that moment for that specific project.

Here's a question: how do you keep your loop from sliding off the hook when you put down your work? 

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 10:55:36 AM »

That's not necessary, you can just pull your hook to make the "live" loop really big and store the hook seperately from the work itself.
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