Goody Bag from Day 2 This bag was knitted on 5mm knitting needles. The yarn is generally not difficult to knit or crochet with, just requires some extra care so as not split the yarn with the knitting needle or hook. This yarn also catches very easily. When this happens I just unpick a little at the affected area, pull the yarn to try to fix it. This seems to work most of the time.
The Project This bag is from the book by Kasuyo Nakamura. I like this book a lot because it has a innovative patterns which range from intermediate to advanced difficulty, and are light summer knits which can be used in Singapore. I would describe this evening bag as a trifecta technique project – it requires know-how in knitting, crochet and sewing (more specifically quilting).
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Each part of the project is not difficult to do. It just requires know how in 3 different skills which makes it challenging. The main body of the bag is knitted. Epson Stylus Sx200 Scanner Driver here. This is the easiest part of the bag. A simple checker box design with increases and decreases at the sides. Easy peasy, knitted up really quickly.
The fringe on the flap and the sides of the bag are also crocheted together, not sewn. The instructions are in Japanese, so I relied on on someone else to interpret the diagrams and instructions. By the time I unpicked the fringe and the sides of bag twice, it dawned on me that I was going to have figure this out myself. I was ready to give up!
Isn’t it interesting that since I knew I had someone to rely on to tell me what to do, I did not even bother to engineer the project? And here I am always encouraging people to knit independently! So I unpicked the sides and edges of the bag again, took a deep breath, stared at the diagram and buckled down to crochet the bag together with the gold lurex fringe. I had an epiphany and figured out that the sides of bag was crochetted together at the same time as you do the fringe. Brown and beige bag This is a brown and beige version of a project from the first day of the Knitting and Crochet Seminar by Golden Dragon 2014.
Watching Ms Kasuyo Nakamura demonstrated the how to swap between the two colours for the motive on the bag, I knew had to make this bag! I use this bag as my runabout project bag – I cart the projects I am working on in this little bag. Its sturdy enough that it does not need a lining which makes life so much easier. I bought a book on crochetted bags based on the same philosophy recently and will be making another one soon.
Crocheting the bag I discovered that my version of the bag is bigger than the one on display at Golden Dragon. This means that my tension is looser than specified by the pattern. My bag is slightly floppy and not as firm. This is why tension is important. It seems that I am fastidious knitter, but not so for crochet!
Not only is tension not right, I unpicked the base of the bag project once or twice because I did not pay attention to the stitch count. Drivers For Hp Dc5100sff. The bag is not difficult to make even with the design – which is not a difficult technique.
The bag is mainly crocheted in single crochet through the bag loop with the exception of the handles. The hardest part is keeping the stitch count correct.
I unpicked a few times! Base of the crochet bag Some tips on working with Eco Andaria The string, (it’s nothing like yarn!) tends to unravel like crazy as make your way through the ball. To avoid the mess from having string all over the place or the chaos in your handbag, stick the ball in a loose sock.
I noticed that some people where “opening” the string to reveal the string as a flat transparent fibre of about 2.5cm before they crochet it – unnecessary and too much work! Try to crochet as evenly as possible – that is try to have crochet each single crochet in the same size. However if they are not quite even, you can use the crochet hook to even out the stitches so that they all look the same size.
Try not to splice the string, as it is quite delicate and sometimes bits might break off. If it does break off, continue to crochet the affected area like it is one piece and later cut off the bits that stick out. Crochet hook This bag was crocheted with the new clover XXX crochet hook in size 5/0 or 3.00mm. More about this hook and the set it came in another post! Grey and Beige Scarf This scarf wrap as I like to call it, is really a scarf with 2 buttonholes and buttons which turns it into a wrap. It looks so sophisticated with the lace pattern and lace edge. This is the project for day 1 of the Knitting and Crochet Seminar conducted by Golden Dragon.