Thursday, September 13, 2007
My altered version of the Reduction Tote Bag by Anne Frost. You can find the pattern here on Crochet Me.
All the thread came from my stash and lots was picked up at the thrift store months ago.
I used the Willow square from 200 Crocheted Blocks but added a few xtra rows. I did about 10 less rows for the mesh because I find this stitch plenty stretchy so I didn't think I needed as much height as the pattern called for.
I still need to sew on some buttons. I am sure I have some stashed somewhere.
You can see the the flap is showing on the outside of the square. I might put the flap on the inside so when it's all folded up it doesn't cover up the pretty square.
It's a Skull Bag!
I made it for my son for his birthday. It's my own Tapestry Crochet design. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black and White from my stash and an H hook. I bought the fabric and 9" zipper new.
The zipper is finally put in. It was a pain in the pattuty! There has got to be a better way.
I really like the border stitch I added to the top and bottom of the bag. I think it adds some interest and frames the skull nicely. I used a crossed double crochet post on a set up row of half double crochets. Then a row of sc on top of that.
I finished the edge of the bag with a crab stitch.