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« on: April 12, 2004 09:29:18 PM »

This is a pic of a grocery bag tote I am working on at the moment.  

It is 13 inches wide and will be 12 inches tall plus handles.  Whoever suggested the crochet needle lube rocks out--I've been putting a nongreasy lotion on the needle every few stitches (some bags don't need as much) and my life is so much better!

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004 04:20:22 PM »

wow. i must learn to crochet.....now.know any sites that could uh translate those crochet terms used in instructions for me?

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004 01:01:07 PM »

how do you get a bottom for those things? i'm trying to make one, but  i'm not sure if it's done in the round or not.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004 03:44:02 PM »

what is your 'lube' of choice? (snicker, snicker)

and also, what lovely colored grocery bags! it really looks quite nice.

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004 10:36:54 PM »

That's great! Love the colors.

I've heard about the "lube", too, especially when knitting with plastic, but now I can ask you what I've always wondered: doesn't it dry kind of sticky and gross? Do you think you'll have to rinse out the bag when you're done? (Not a problem, since it's plastic, of course.)
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004 03:35:53 PM »

Ah, the lube discussion continues!

Any greaseless lotion works great--I've even seen a greaseless lotion at the craft store (udderly smooth?)  

but my personal fav is Earth Therapeutics Nail Lotion:

I experimented with oils and other lotions and found that some lotions were way too greasy and others actually stripped the print off of the bags (leaving my fingers pink and the bags gross).  

I generally keep a big squirt on my right hand (Or whatever hand you crochet with) and use a small amount on the needle as needed.  You should never use so much that you need to blot or rinse it off.  

nekoonna: I'm not sure what you mean by in the round--my craft skills are great, but craft terminology is limited.  I start from the bottom with a long chain and stitch in spirals around it (on both sides for the first chain) until I get to where I want to quit.  More like in the oval Smiley

As for crocheting instructions, a simple web search should provide basic skill instruction.

happy crafting!    

« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004 06:30:05 PM »


has easy to understand knitting and crocheting instructions

http://www.learntoknit.com/instructions_cr.php3 <--if you don't want to go through the few links of finding the crochet instructions.
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2004 06:14:17 PM »

Thank you for posting the link to learn to crochet and knit. I am printing the instructions right now! I can't wait to go buy some yarn and needles and get crafting!! You people are genius!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2005 04:11:48 PM »

Where did the purple bags come from Huh I've seen blue, and white, and some yellow, but I've no clue where to find purple Smiley...

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2005 05:05:00 PM »

wow. i must learn to crochet.....now.know any sites that could uh translate those crochet terms used in instructions for me?
www.stitchguide.com has good tuts on lots of stitches....just put crochet in the search engine, once you get there, and they should all pop up on the left.

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