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Topic: First crochet project ever!! - Little Bags (+tutorial)  (Read 16657 times)
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« on: August 15, 2005 10:03:06 AM »

This is my first crochet project ever! My mom learned me and now i'm an addict. She didn't crocheted for a long time, so i kind of totally used the wrong stitches Tongue but it turned out ok.

Then i found this site: http://www.stitchguide.com, very handy!

The left bag is half the size of the one on the right.


GIFT TIP: fill them up with marbles, little soapbars / potpourri or presents like little stuffed animals, keychains or jewelry.


I found the instructions!! Here they are:

approx. 200g(7oz) handicraft cotton (approx. double knitting or worsted weight cotton yarn)
4.5 mm crochet hook

foundation round Ch6, sl.st. to first chain to form ring.
round 1 Ch2, 11hdc into ring, sl.st. to join (12sts)
round 2 Ch2, 1hdc in joining ch., 2hdc in each st. around, sl.st. to join (24sts)
round 3 Ch2, 1hdc in joining ch., *1hdc in next st., 2hdc in next st.* around, sl.st. to join (36sts)
round 4 Ch2, 1hdc in joining ch., *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st.* around, sl.st. to join (48sts)
round 5 Ch2, 1hdc in joining ch., *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st.* around, sl.st. to join (60sts)
round 6 Ch2, 1hdc in joining ch., *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st.* around, sl.st. to join (72sts)
round 7-11 Ch2, 1hdc around, sl.st. to join (72sts)
round 12 Ch3, skip joining st., *skip 1 st., 1dc in next st., 1dc in previous st. (this forms 'twisted double dc' [tddc]), work tddc around, finish with dc in joining st., sl.st. to top of first Ch3 to join (this forms last tddc)

Repeat rounds 7-12 until desired bag height is achieved.
Finish off with 1 repeat of round 7.

Edging round *Ch3, sc. in first ch., skip 1, sc. in next st.* around, sl.st. to join.

Fasten off en sew in ends.

Finishing Make a drawstring cord (i just chained A LOT, but you can also chain and then sc. in every st. to end) en thread through the top row of twisted doubles. Beads or knots at the end of the cords, or sew both ends of the cord to the same place at the base of the bag.

Another tip: you can put a lit (about any lit the size of the bags bottom) in the bottom of the bag to make it a little sturdier. For this size bag, a Pringlescan-lit works just fine!

Good luck!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005 11:00:12 AM »

Cute!  Great job, especially for a first project!  Are you completely obsessed yet? Wink

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005 11:05:56 AM »

thats so cute!!
i've been crocheting for a little bit now, but i only know like, one stitch. i can't make anything that cool yet!
I do make little drawstring bags, and i've never thought about putting beads on the ends. good idea...

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005 11:08:18 AM »

What a great first project!  Amazing!!!

« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005 12:32:47 PM »

Very nice. The beads are a cute accent.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005 01:26:21 PM »

First project? You jest. My first project was a dishcloth.

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005 10:53:21 AM »

Thanks for your comments, yes i'm totally obsessed! I like doing little projects, don't have patience for large plaids or anything like that  Grin

ashwhole281, this one is so easy, try it!

hihihi crochethooker12, actually this is my first succeeded project to be honest. I tried to make this bag with wool first and it went from looking like a wok-dishcloth, to a fruitbasket and ended up looking like an baby-elephants shoe... hmpff...

« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005 01:46:34 PM »

I can't believe that is your first project!  Love the beads!  Michelle
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007 10:56:29 PM »

Thanks to Dulcinea whi sent me a learn to crochet kit in a swap. It included yarn and detailed intructions on how to do the stitches in this tutorial.


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