Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's in the bag!

Back with another crochet finish. Some time ago, I started working on some Japanese blocks which I decided to make into a tote bag. It was a fun way to use them since I just wanted to try out some of the stitches. I have taken time making this one since I was making it with a friend and did not want to get too far ahead of her since she started after I had enough blocks for one side already. It was a fun project. We just crocheted the blocks together and then made a band of single crochet for the sides and bottom. I lined it with fabric from my quilt stash. I ran out of yarn so had to buy handles which I sewed to the lining with tabs. I added some small lace to the tabs too. Now I have a tote bag to carry my crocheting in when I take it to my friend's house...


I had made one block too many and turned it into a potholder (RAK gift) for Mieke who I crochet with regularly. It is a nice heavy design which is perfect for a potholder.


I also started a new afghan since the weather has cooled off. I am making Lion Brand's Harvest Patchwork afghan using Stylecraft DK yarn. I found out that this shop was selling it now here in Holland. What great yarn this is! Since this pattern calls for a chunky yarn, I am using a double strand to get the thickness and a 6,5mm hook. It is working up a treat and I am so looking forward to having another autumn feeling blanket to use in the coming season.


Back though to my stitching. I have another fun project in progress for Halloween. As soon as I get the spray painting part done, I will share this latest project. And yes...I did say stitching and spray painting. Intrigued? *grins*

Heidi

18 comments:

  1. That bag came out very nice. It will be neat to carry your stitching with you. The afghan is coming right along. WHY you need another one if quite beyond me, but oh well. LOL
    You have your Gramma's addiction to making afghans.
    Love you, Mom

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  2. Hello Heidi! I found you through Jeanne from Willow Tree and came to visit. I love the beautiful bag you made and it's perfect for crocheting. I recently (three days ago) began my first ever Granny square blanket so now I'm addicted to crochet. I really love your squares with the flowers. So pretty!

    Anne

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  3. One can never have too many bags or afghans, right? I really like the new afghan black!

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  4. Beautiful bag Heidi, and your new blanket is going to be lovely

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  5. Fabulous bag, love the wooden rings and beads on the handles. Cosy new blanket.

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  6. Love the bag ~ very pretty and clever!! And the colors for your new blanket are lovely!

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  7. Cool bag! I love the new afghan start and the colors that you are using:)

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  8. Oh I wish I had the patience to make something small like the tote. I find it so much more work then just crocheting for miles...hehehe. Making another afghan like you is easier for me. Love your projects as always Heidi.
    blessings, jill

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  9. Love the bag Heidi and your blanket is going to be gorgeous.
    Patricia x

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  10. Fabulous bag Heidi. What a long way you've come with your crocheting!! Pretty bright afghan too. xx

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  11. That's a fantastic idea for a bag. I love the finishing very much, it looks kind of special.
    Great start on the new afghan.

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  12. De handvatten passen heel goed bij deze tas! En weer zo'n mooie granny op je haaknaald. Mooie kleuren!

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  13. Hoi Heidi,
    wat ontzettend leuk dat je op mijn blog was en dank voor je lieve reactie. Het is inderdaad een tijdje geleden ja. Maar wat een mooi haakproject heb je gemaakt, vind de tas echt heel mooi en knap gedaan. Ben ook reuze benieuwd naar je Halloween project hoor! Met mijn gezondheid gaat het nu goed, heb gelukkig in de zomermaanden weinig last van de fibromyalgie dus daar ben ik erg blij om en in de winter zien we wel weer toch!?
    Wens je nog een hele fijne avond en tot gauw weer, liefs Ingrid.

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  14. piep hey meid, bedankt voor je bezoekje aan mijn blogje.
    Hier ook een gezellig plekje hoor, ben gelijk volger geworden.

    Veel succes met je project

    knuf mieke

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  15. Just popping in to catch up today...it's been awhile. Nice to see your busy making pretties.

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  16. some really cute finishes. I bookmarked the new site

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