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a week of mesh bags – monday

good to see you here again!

the last 10 – 14 days i could not stop myself making mesh bags. i always enjoyed making these bags but this time i wanted to use other types of yarn, slightly different details and color combinations. i always crocheted with basic cotton yarn but now i worked with punto color and catania (both schachenmayr) and crochet hooks sizes 3 and 3,5 mm.-

 
mesh week
this week, every day you can see here another mesh bag and i hope you enjoy it. if you like to, do not hesitate to comment.
green mesh

this bag i keep for myself although he is a little bit too long for my length when he is filled and stretched.

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and more photos…

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you can click on the day to see the bag


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doily into bag – part 2

did you download and crochet the doily?

then you have now the bottom of your bag-to-be. if you want to have the larger version of the bag (blue) it is necessary to make the circle larger. how to do that i described in part 1 of the pattern, see note 3.

here is part two for the second half of the doily into bag.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

for blue and white bag

row 1. 2 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 st, 1 ch, *1 dc in de next 3 dc, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, attach with ss in the 2nd ch at the beginning of the row.

repeat row 1. 20 times, that makes 21 rows.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

row 22. 2 ch, in de next 2 st crochet 2 dc together, 2 ch, *1 dc in next dc, in de next 2 st crochet 2 dc together, 2 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, ss in 2nd ch at the beginning of the row.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

row 23. ch 5 (is 1 dc and 3 ch), *crochet 2 dc in the next 2 dc together, 3 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, attach with ss to 2nd ch at the beginning of the row.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

 

row 24. 6 ch (is 1 dc and 4 ch), 1 dc in next dc, *4 ch, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat between * * till end of row, attach with ss to 2nd ch at the beginning of the row.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

 

for white bag only

row 25. repeat row 24 another 3 times, that makes 4 rows.

row 27,28,29,30. 6 ch (is 1 tr and 3 ch), *1 tr in next dc, 3 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, ss in 3rd ch at the beginning of the row.

row 31,32. 10 ch (is 1 tr and 7 ch), *1 tr in next tr, 7 ch, sk 1 tr, 1 tr in next tr, 7 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, ss in 3rd ch at the beginning of the row.

you have now 24 7ch spaces.

 

handles

row 33. make a number of chains to create the length you want for the handles and remember the number for the second handle. i did 45 ch, that is short.sk 5 tr and 6 spaces, sc into the 6th tr of the previous row, *6 sc in next space, 1 sc in tr* repeat between * * another 5 times, make your 2nd handle, sk 5 tr and 6 spaces, sc into the 6th tr of the previous row, *6 sc in next space, 1 sc in tr* repeat between * * another 5 times, ss to first stitch of the row.

row 34. *ss in the first ch and all the next ch of you handle, sc in all the sc between the two handles*, repeat between * * once more, ss to first stitch of the row.

row 35. ss in all stitches which are between beginning and end of your handles.

fasten of and weave in all ends. ***
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

 

for blue bag

row 25,26,27. repeat row 24.

row 28,29,30. repeat row 24 but 3 instead of 4 ch between the dc’s.

row 31,32,33. 5 ch (is 1 tr and 2 ch), *1 tr in next dc, 2 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, ss in 3rd ch at the beginning of the row.

row 34,35,36,37,38. 8 ch (is 1 dtr and 4 ch), *sk 1 tr, 1 dtr in next tr, 4 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, ss in 4th ch at the beginning of the row.

you have now 48 spaces

 

handles

row 39. make a number of chains to create the length you want for the handles and remember the number for the second handle. i did 90 ch. sk 7 dtr and 8 spaces, sc into the 8th dtr of the previous row, *4 sc in next space, 1 sc in dtr* repeat between * * another 15 times, make your 2nd handle, sk 7 dtr and 8 spaces, sc into the 8th dtr of the previous row, *4 sc in next space, 1 sc in dtr* repeat between * * another 15 times, ss to first stitch of the row.

row 40. *ss in the first ch and all the next ch of you handle, sc in all the sc between the 2 handles*, repeat between * * once more, ss to first stitch of the row.

row 41. ss in all stitches which are between beginning and end of your handles.

fasten of and weave in all ends. ***
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
*** for both bags

if you want stronger and wider handles change row 34 (white) or 40 (blue) into this:
sc in all the stitches of the handles and all the stitches between the handles. repeat this row until you have the shape you like.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée

to tutorial- part 1 see:

doily-into-bag-part-1


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doily into bag – part 1

if you like to make shopping bags, then i have an idea and a tutorial for you.
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
for the bottom i used a pattern for a doily and the rest of the bag is my own design. the blue bag has a slightly different size than the white one.
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
materials

– white bag: cotton 8, 4 skeins, hook size 3 mm
– blue bag: phildar phil crochet, 4 skeins, hook size 2.5 mm

white and blue: the straps of my bags are thin but if you want to make them wider and stronger you need 5 skeins

stitches (american terms)

ch, ss, dc, tr, dtr

sizes

– white bag: bottom about 21 cm, height without the handles about 30 cm, handles height about 11 cm, width at its widest point about 42 cm
– blue bag: bottom about 28 cm, height without the handles about 30 cm, handles height about 18 cm, width at its widest point about 52 cm

download and notes

first thing you need to do is download the pattern for the doily to make the bottom of your bag, just click on the link for the pdf document.
http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/amikomo3/13.pdf

note 1. 

crochet the pattern without the edge, row 12 is your last row, you have 48 3 dc groups and 48 1 ch spaces.

note 2.

what you see in the green circle is how to begin and end each row. i’ve done it slightly different, each row i started with 2 ch instead of 3 and i attached the last stitch of a row to the 2nd dc of the previous row (just skip the beginning ch). then ss to the next 1 ch space. i think the result looks neater this way.

important is that you do attach the last stitch of row 12 with a ss in the top of the starting chain, because you need that stitch for the rest of the pattern.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
note 3.

the blue bag is wider so therefore you need to increase the bottom by repeating row 7 and 8, row 9 – three times, row 11 and 12. you have 96 3 dc groups and 96 1 ch spaces.

it looks like a wobbly pancake, but don’t worry just continue with part 2 of the pattern.

how to make the rest of the shopping bag?

see the tutorial – part 2:

doily-into-bag-part-2 


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old pictures, new bunting

earlier this week i told you about the inspiration i got from dottie angel’s garland. last summer something similar happened when i looked at sarah london’s website. there were the pictures of her granny garland. it reminded me of curtains my mother made in the seventies and eighties. i only found one photo which shows you something of her work. i think the photo was taken between 1978 and 1980 (not sure) and yes that’s me in that yellow thing with my mum and dad, but look at the curtain not at us.

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i was inspired and i figured out how to make meshy things and this is my version of triangles on a string.

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are you inspired too? 

each how-to-learn-crochet-book explains this method of reduction and increase,
so hopefully you’re the lucky owner of such a book. 

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pattern to buy: http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s/  (pdf)
enjoy your weekend!
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