A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 315,684
Currently Running With Scissors:
142 Guests and 1 User
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Stash-Busting Farmer's Market Tote Bag  (Read 641 times)
Tags for this thread: crocheted_bag , ribbon_yarn , tote , totebag , market_bag  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 13264
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« on: May 02, 2018 02:19:17 PM »

Since I started renovating my studio a few months ago, I've been rediscovering all kinds of supplies in my stash that I had forgotten about.  One of those was 3 balls of ribbon yarn that I bought in grad school for a costume design project, and never used.  I'm trying to use up some of this stuff to make more room, but had a really hard time with this yarn.  There just weren't a lot of ideas out there for what to crochet with ribbon yarn, which feels weird as something like a scarf or hat.  After some searching on Ravelry, I found this Eco Warrior Market Bag pattern.   



I worked the pattern as written, but when I was done with the body of the bag, it was WAYYYYY too small.  (Something that was apparent while working on it, but the pattern says it will stretch a lot, so I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt.)  I ended up frogging the last few rows, then repeating the Row 11-19 section (the same stitch pattern over and over) up until row 30, then I did two rounds each of Row 20, 21 & 22.  Here it is with 4 skeins of yarn in it.  The first version barely held 2 skeins.  I think if I were to do another one, I'd do another round of 6 increases so it was bigger around, as well as tall. 



No real plans for it, so it will probably go into my stash of handmade Christmas gifts.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 9076
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018 02:24:56 PM »

What a stash you must have! It looks like it will be very durable and strong while still stretching to fit lots of stuff from the market - at least now that you've doubled it.  Kiss
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy
Pinterest
My Etsy: Bubble Off Plumb Productions

'16 FPs: 50
'17 FPs: 72
'18 FPs: 89
'19 FPs: 41
craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10302
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018 02:27:45 PM »

It looks great! Really nice colours and interesting stitches. I love market bags. Possibly because I love the market so much. Veggies, mmm Smiley.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Always use the good beads, the good fabric and the good yarn. Life is too short to leave it waiting in stash." ~ Edel C
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 13264
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018 03:25:18 PM »

Thanks guys!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Dryer Sheets
August 14, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands