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winter woolly white bag – 2

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it is ready!

winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée

this bag i did not crochet with double thread as i did with the blue and black handbag, but with single, except the handles. instead of fabric i crocheted four tunnels for the handles. at the front it can be closed with a button and i have an old earring sewn which my mother worn long ago. at the back i made ​​a pocket.

next week it will travel as it is a gift for someone who lives elsewhere in the country. let’s hope that the postman can find the address…

regarding the crochet contest: just two days and then you find the list of participants here. it is getting more and more exciting!

have a lovely weekend!
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée

UPDATE!

on request some more information about how i’ve made this bag.

materials
  • hook size 4 mm
  • 3 balls of acrylic yarn a. cream (it looks like unbleached cotton) and 1 ball white both bravo schachenmayr nomotta, 50 grams = 150 m (i like to combine these two shades because your creation suits both white and off white and won’t clash other white or creamy things)
  • 2 vintage buttons (i’ve sewn them on top of each other).
 
start
i’ve worked with single thread, unlike the original pattern  and started with 92 chains and followed the pattern until i had 35 cm. then i again followed the pattern. the white top on my bag measures 4 cm.
 
handles
the handles you make as follows: with double thread make 122 chains, first hdc in 3rd stitch from hook and in each subsequent chain. weave in the ends and make knots in the four ends of the handles.
 
the four tunnels

for each tunnel attach yarn at 1 cm from a side of your bag at the right side and crochet 8 cm width using the same stitch pattern as the white top. regarding the height: when you fold it your handle must exactly fit into the tunnel without having it stuck. sew the tunnels on the inside of your bag with the handles already in them.

 
closure

make the closure the same way as the tunnels, but with a buttonhole in it, let the width depend on the button you use. 

 
the back pocket 
crochet 24 chain
  • row 1. make 1 dc in 3rd stitch from hook and in all the other stitches until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. make 1 dc in 2nd dc and in all the next dc until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 
(i started with two rows in the same color i used for the body of the bag and then i continued with white yarn, the last two rows i crocheted again with the first color). in total i have crocheted 20 rows. 
don’t weave in the ends yet.

for the top edge of the pocket
  • attach your yarn at the right side. if you look at the stitches, you see that every stitch (dc) has two spaces. insert your hook in the first space of the first stitch and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the second space of the first stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull your hook in one go through the loops on your hook. 
  • insert your hook in the second space of the first stitch and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the first space of the second stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull your hook in one go through the loops on your hook.
  • insert your hook in the first space of the second stitch and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the second space of the same stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull your hook in one go through the loops on your hook. 
  • repeat this patterm with all the other stitches till end of row. 
use the ends of yarn to sew the pocket onto the bag.
 
finishing touches
attached the yarn at the right side next to a tunnel and crochet ss around the top edge of your bag between the handles and also around the edge of the closure. sew on the button. crochet two simple cords (just chains) for the pocket. make knots in one end of each cord, pull the cords through the openings at the top of the pocket.
your bag is ready!
i hope this information helps you a little.
winter-woolly-white-bag by elisabeth andrée
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23 thoughts on “winter woolly white bag – 2

  1. Beautiful bag Elisabeth! It looks so wintery….especially the use of cream and white together and the little sparkly trimmings. It is a gorgeous design. Did you get my email reply about double knit yarn? I hope I managed to explain it for you. :)x

  2. Wow Jill, you are fast! Thanks for your sweet words. I did not receive your answer, that is a bit weird. Let’s get friends on Fb, maybe that communicates easier:)

  3. Your bag came out so pretty – great work. 🙂

  4. Thank you Debi!

  5. How very elegant looking. Beautiful for winter. Kathi

  6. Very lovely. I like the color

  7. this is very pretty

  8. Gorgeous! 🙂 Kx

  9. such a pretty bagfor a giftor for oneselfto carry all those bits and pieces inthanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!alison

  10. Absolutely beautiful. Great crochet work!!

  11. Beautiful! I love the winter white look of it. It came out great!

  12. This just turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  13. Hi A! It’s absolutely beautiful! I think the receiver will be very happy 🙂 Thanks so much for the pattern! Take care, my friend.

  14. What a fabulously stylish bag!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. Hi Jacky,Seems like a a good idea to me! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

  16. Thanks ladies for stopping by here and for writing these sweet words. I really like to read them!

  17. Thanks ladies for stopping by here and for writing these sweet words. I really like to read them!

  18. I really wish I new how to crochet and Knit… I see the most LOVELY projects and think every time that I need to sign up for a class… 🙂 Your bag is lovely I would love for you to link up at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

  19. This is so adorable. Love it!

  20. This looks so cute. Perfect for the winter season. Not being able to sew a thing, this looks like it took a lot of work. Nice job!

  21. oh gosh!! this is soooooooo cute!! and perfect!! Very well done!! 🙂

  22. sweet!!!!!!

  23. Lovely bag, can’t wait to make one of my own.