In this Post I am going to describe my progress of making this bag. Sometime, in the future I will do a post on how I got to making this type of bag.
However; I will tell you that I keep trying to improve on the design of my filet crochet bags. The changes in this bag from my other bags is I put D-Rings and Hooks, Made a Longer Drawstring so to make it more of a knapsack then the other bags. I also change the stitch I use on the drawstring.
From the May 2007 issue of Games Magazine I took the picture of the Taxi from Paint By Numbers section and turned it into a pattern for filet crochet bag. Plus I add 2 Blocks per Row and Column to make 1 solid Block Border and 1 Open Space Block Border round the picture.Making the following…
Open Block is DC (double crochet American) Ch (Chain) DC
25 Blocks + 4 Blocks = 29 Blocks per Horizontal Row
35 Blocks + 4 Blocks = 39 Blocks per Vertical Column
So the foundation row is (29 x 2) + 1 = 59 chain stitchs
The First Side is done on a Horizontal Bias.
Before Starting the Second Side I Do a row of Single Crochet with Long Single Crochet on the Edge of the first side to prevent large spaces on the edges.
|Preparing for the Second Side|
|Doing the Long Single Crochet|
|2nd Side Done - Which is done on a Veritcal Bias|
Then I single/long single crochet a round the bottom edges of the 2 sides, before beginning the bottom of bag, which is done in single crochet rows.
After, doing the bottom I crochet the edge of the bottom and the other side edge of the first side. The third side is done on a vertical bias.
As with the other finished sides I crochet the edging of the third side.
The last side is done on a horizontal bias. At the end and beginning of each row I connected the other sides. Also at the beginning of the last side I crocheted the 2 D-rings in place.
This time I made the drawstring using the Afghan Stitch instead of single crochet rows. As I said in beginning of this post I made this drawstring extra long.
|Showing the Drawstrings With Hooks.|
I placed the Hooks on the Drawstring so that they would match up to the D-Rings on the bottom.
|Tools I used to light up the inside of the bag for the first picture.|
One Tip I learned using #10 thread in a cone I learned on this project is to turn the cone on its flat side and put it in an empty coffee can. This helps to avoid tangling of the yarn.
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