Tuesday, 19 June 2012

African Flower Bag - Part 2

Assembling the Bag

This is where it can all go horribly wrong. 

24 hexagons and 4 new napkins (found in a charity ship for £2.59) 

One side

Other side

Top edging 

 Top Edging

I crocheted half trebles around the top edge of the bag - I decided to do three rows in each colour.
On rounds 2, 3 and 4 I decreased by skipping 2 spaces at the joins - this has the effect of straightening out the bag and giving the top some shape. 

Decreasing at the join.

3 rounds done in each colour. 

The Bottom

I wasn't sure how I was going to do this - but this is what emerged! I crocheted another 6 flowers. Then sewed them to the bottom as shown in the pictures. 

All 6 new flowers sewn in to the bottom of the bag. 

Gap left to fill. 

Round 1 - half treble into each space.  
Round 2 and subsequent rounds - half-treble into each space - decrease at join as above - until space is closed up. 

Round 1

Round 2

Bottom complete

A variety of angles of the bag now assembled. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Very individual, very creative too!
    I seem to go through stages with crochet,I have lots and lots of squares....
    May have to join up and make some thing productive too!
    Maria x


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