Saturday, July 10, 2010

Crocheted Rag Bag Pink

Crocheted Rag Bag Pink

My finished bag measures 12" wide x 9" tall x 3" deep.

Here are some of the sheets and curtains I bought at Goodwill and found in my linen closet to cut into strips to crochet. I found the Locker Hook Needle at Hobby Lobby for a little over $4.00. I want to use it sometime to work on a Locker Hook Crochet project.

Here's the first piece of material I cut into 1" strips. I used sissors to cut.

Now I have two balls ready.

I started crocheting. I used a size N crochet hook and I made 5 sc (single crochet) wide and 20 rows. Then I just sc around and around. 

I went and bought a rotary cutter (because I couldn't find my old one), and I cut up a pink sheet and made several rows of that color. Now I'm ready to change colors again.

I made it about as tall as I wanted now measured off for my handles.

Now here again is my finished product. I didn't line it yet. I don't know if I will or not.  I think I might make some more bags and experiment with different colors, hook sizes, and strip widths. I like it, but it's a little heavy though and the stitches are really tight and makes the bag stiff. For a practical purse for myself, I think I'd like it a little bigger and not so stiff....probably a different color too...although I DO like pink. :) I want to look at a color wheel and see what colors might look good together. I'm thinking maybe: (1) Black, Red, White; (2) Red, White, Blue; (3) Black, White, Pink; (4) Race Flag colors--Green, Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, White; (5) Purple and ???....