Thursday, 17 May 2018

Little Green Bag

I finished my bag last night.  Well, it's not completely finished as I am waiting for a slider for my adjustable strap to arrive in the post.  At the moment, there is a button to hold the strap (which I've just realised you actually can't see on the photos) but I decided I didn't like it and that it would put too much strain on a small part of the strap whereas a proper slider will spread the tension over the whole width of the strap.



I used the star stitch again but this time I didn't do the row of single crochets between the rows of starts and I like it this way for a change.  It's a nice texture and makes for a thick fabric.






I like to insert a bottom in my crochet bags so the bag keeps its shape and this time I went fancy and even added feet!






Here is the zip from the top.  I made a separate rectangular piece so that I could easily machine-sew my zip into it and then crocheted that piece onto the rest of the bag.  I also added a bobble to the zip pull which makes it easier to quickly find it when you want to open your bag as the zip pull is quite small otherwise.

I finished the edge around the zip and the edge the strap with a "crab stitch" (or reverse single crochet).






And finally I lined my bag with some recycled cotton from a bag of old clothes that was due to be taken to the charity shop!







I'm thinking I should write the pattern for this one.  I always improvise every time I make a new bag but I think it would be nice to have an actual pattern I could refer to when I want to make the next one!


Best wishes,
Frivole

11 comments:

  1. It looks really professional! And covetable.

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  2. Your bag is really lovely. The color is so nice and I love the change in texture. All of the finishing details (feet! Bobble, etc) take it from being a nice bag to a wow! I'd buy one in a store for sure!

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  3. Wow, the bag is amazing. I love the little touches (the feet look so cute) and how you made it look like it is made in one go. Put that sort of bag in a shop and it will sell in an instant, you can really see it is good quality :)

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  4. I love your bag! Wanting to know what yarn you used, hook size and finished dimensions. So, with those questions, yes!...write the pattern. I’d gladly buy it!

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  5. Thank you so much for your nice comments everyone! I've never written a proper crochet pattern before (other than making quick notes just for myself) so it would be a nice challenge. I started making another bag for a friend and I'm jotting down what I'm doing as I go so that's a start!

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  6. Can't say it any better than what has already been said!!! Wow.
    This is right up my MIL's alley!

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  7. Your bag looks wonderful! If you write up a pattern, I know I would buy it!

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  8. Thank you again for all your encouraging comments! :-)

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  9. It is absolutely perfect! I like the small "legs":)

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  10. I am looking for a pattern for a bagg. Among hundreds I've seen so far I find yours really fabulous. Please write up a pattern. I would buy it too.

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