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yoguiana
« on: March 03, 2006 06:13:54 AM »

I just starting crochetting this year and I am currently making my first bag. The problem is that after a 11 inches X 7 inches rectangular shape for a bangle bag, I just think is too small (I know a bit too late) .... Is there any way I can make it bigger? I tought of doing an extra piece of 11X3 inches and attach it. Would it work it out?

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Ana
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staysha
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006 07:44:26 AM »

Hey Ana:

I think you'd have to just start over to make it bigger, or finish this small one and make a bigger one next.  Though its hard to tell without seeing a pic. Usually though with crochet, I find that if something's going wrong you save lots of time and frustration by just starting over.

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yoguiana
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006 07:51:49 AM »

Thanks, staysha!

Guess it's really the best solution to start it over again....
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arabella
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006 08:53:22 AM »

wait don't rip it out yet!  what does it look like?  Odds are, you can just add to the rectangle.  If it's 11 x 7, and you want it to be 11 x 10, just start crocheting more rows right into your existing stitches.   here is a video on color changing that shows how to start crocheting with a new piece of yarn:  http://www.anniesattic.com/stitches/crochet/stitch_pages/cro_color_change.html  you basically just pick it up and start crocheting.

sometimes you need to do over, but to add to a basic rectangle, you shouldn't have to.
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yoguiana
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006 03:27:55 AM »

Arabella

First of all, thanks for your advice! And don't worry I didn't rip it out... I decided to do a smaller bag and that's okay! I just can't find wood handles for them here where I live....
As soon as I finish it I'll post at the completed projects so you can tell me what you think...
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AuntBecky
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006 05:19:27 AM »

Funny that you should ask about this because I just made my variation on the bag and made it bigger.  I'm using the pattern from TLC called Pretty Purses.  I had made one with the plain double crochet while it turned out great, I wanted something more interesting for the one I made for myself.  I used the stitch for the "Bluebells" square in 200 Blocks and made the bag wider and deeper.  I'm almost finished with it.  Was that a challenge, trying to figure out how to increase and decrease with that stitch.  Thankfully, most of them will be hidden when I seam the sides.  I need to find fabric for the lining still.  If my handles arrive from joann.com soon, I'll be in good shape.

So, what pattern were you using?
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yoguiana
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006 06:31:14 AM »

I am using a pattern that I found in http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=17182. It's not so complicated and I'm just making a bigger one now.
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AuntBecky
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2006 10:14:17 AM »

That's cute--there is a similar knit pattern on the sheet I have.  I'll have to remember that one.  The pattern I'm using looks similar to the fat bottom bag that they've posted in the Happy Hooker forum, except that the stitches are horizontal instead of vertical.
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