question: “how did you make the little orange bag?”
it is about four years since i’ve crochet this orange bag for someone else and i have only a few pictures. fortunately i found my notes from that time.
you can download the diagram of the stitch pattern yourself, you can find the link below the text. it may be that i have to remove the picture of my blog because of copyright, so please download your own.
this is my way to calculate, but everyone will do it on his or her own way. in the diagram you can see that 1 spider is 12 stitches. that number is used for how many spiders you want, the width of your bag (or cushion cover, scarf,…). the diagram clearly indicates which rows you need to crochet in height and width to get a full spider.
to avoid counting errors, i counted the chains of the diagram = 38 chains and for each extra motif, i added 12 chains. i have made a total of 98 chains for each side of the bag plus 3 chains to start. the bag has 8 spiders in width and 8 spiders in height.
- you crochet the two sides together with the right sides facing each other, i have used single crochet
- for the top edge you can crochet some rows of single crochet
- for the handles your crochet the number of chains until you have the length you want and then you make single crochet on both sides of the chains until you have the desired width
- sew the handles onto the bag.
another type of handles
of course you can also make the handles like the handles of the doily into bag. i now prefer those because i think they are prettier and also because these handles are stronger. just measure at the top of your bag where you want the start and end points of the handles and then crochet the number of chains for the length you want (handbag or shoulderbag) and then make the number of rows to get the width you would like.
this is what i can tell you about the orange spider bag, please let me know if you have questions about it.
don’t know how to work with diagram yet?
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