Crystal's World

Welcome to my world! This is where you can see my crafty projects and probably learn a little about me and my projects!

Friday, March 10, 2006

More Bags!!!

Mesh Bag

I got the idea for this bag pattern from Suzanne's Duster stitch (go to Jan. 06 archives to see it). This stitch is the mock crochet stitch done by skipping every other peg. I made the bag with 100% cotton Peaches and Cream yarn in the Fiesta Ombre color. I used the flat bottom method from my first blog entry pattern and I made the straps with 3 stitches on the loom flat panel method. The first picture shows the bag holding a large bath towel... there's a little room to spare. My idea was that this would make a good shopping bag for the produce store, or for a beach bag. Now, the ideas are flowing into other things with this stitch... my husband thought it looked like a basketball net, I'm thinking stuffed animal hammock for my daughter's room and maybe even a bath toy bag!
The first time I tried this stitch, I made the piece twice as long as I should have so I had to frog the whole thing and start over... but I really didn't mind... it's a fun stitch to make and it goes really fast!

Bunny Bag

This Bunny Bag was done with the pattern on the Provo Craft website but I did the bottom with the flat bottom method (I can never stick to a pattern completely!). It was made with Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn and the bigger pom poms were made with Caron Simply Soft and the small one was made with Lopi wool yarn.

Felted Bag

This felted bag was made on the Yellow Knifty Knitter Loom out of Brown Sheep Bulky yarn. I used the backpack pattern on the Provo Craft Website for the body of the bag (well for the most part). I did it with the woven bottom of the bag- I find that to be a waste when felting, it's very bulky on the bottom and didn't felt the same as the rest of the bag. It doesn't look bad, but just seemed that in this case, it's a waste of yarn. Well, it's a very long, skinny and round bag. Sometimes, I just start knitting and don't know when to stop, I guess! If I make another one of these, I would stop sooner and do the bottom with a flat bottom method! This was the first bag I made on the Knifty Knitters... and I have to admit, I'm not lovin' it - but we learn from our mistakes.

Hmm... I have some feltable wool yarns in the knitting basket and they are calling my name! Let's see what other bags I can make!


  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Suzanne said…

    I am so excited to see it finished. It is really cute. I feel like a proud grandma seeing my stitch on someone else's item.

  • At 9:21 AM, Blogger Crystal Kini said…

    I definitely feel the same way when I see people making the flat bottom bags! Thanks Suzanne for making the stitch, I love it!

  • At 12:27 PM, Blogger Carla said…

    I love the bag, I too think it would be great for the bathtub! I can't wait for my wool yarn to get here so I can felt!

  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Acappella Princess said…

    I love the beach bag...what pattern did you use for that one?

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Crystal Kini said…

    Acapella Princess... I kinda just winged it for the pattern... I used 18 pegs on the yellow loom-- but only every other one of those-- then knitted until it reached the other side. Then I stretched it across the loom like the flat bottom bag- and still wrapped every other peg. When it was as long as i wanted, I wrapped the same pegs with a 2over one to make the top of bag more sturdy- the handles are done on 3 pegs e-wrapped and attached. I hope this helps.

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