Friday, April 20, 2012

Summer Crochet Bag

Not so long ago, I saw this lovely bag on Pinterest. It looked like a great accessory for the Summer. And I had just the right cotton thread at hand to crochet it. The pattern is in Russian but there are some charts too. So armed with a Google translation and the charts, I set about making one for myself. There were a few ambiguous areas where I had to improvise and try out various options, until I got the right results, but it was totally doable.
 I used white cotton thread size 8, held doubled, on an unknown hook size. Again, our thread balls do not have yardage printed, but I used about 12 balls of local Coats Anchor Cotton Thread balls.
I did not have large enough beads for the handles, so I only dangled some smaller ones at the sides.
The lining is double, solid white cotton, with interfacing with a magnetic closure.
Thus, my quest for the right bag is finally over. I love this bag and can't wait to use it!

26 comments :

  1. White ,snow and lace.Great work.Today it's snowing and I also long for a summer but.....
    Wish you a lovely day.

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  2. This is so, so beautiful!! Please consider releasing the pattern for this, it's just too lovely!

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    1. Thank you. It is not my design, I found it in Russian, there might be an English version somewhere online.

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    2. Yes, would love this pattern, pl send the Russian one, will get it translated

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    3. Just follow the pinterest link above to get to the pattern in Russian.

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    4. Jrao, did you find the pattern translated to English?

      The bag is absolutely beautiful and I would love to crochet one too, I tried to translate the pattern using Google translate but failed miserably :-)

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  3. The felted bag is fun and interesting. This bag? This one is completely elegant. Nice job!

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  4. MashaAllah, this is gorgeous! :D I came by from Google Images, but I remember coming across your work on Flickr before, hehe. ;) Please keep it up!

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    1. Assalaam o alakom Aneesah, I too remember you from my flickr days. You do lovely work.

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  5. Beautiful bag!!! Great és precise job!!!!

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  6. Fantastic bag!
    You have a lovely blog. I chanced upon your blog when I clicked on your summer bag via Pinterest. :)

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  7. This is much more lovelier than the one i saw on the Russian website...looks more elegant and beautiful...

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  8. You have done a lovely job on this bag. I have been trying to make it for weeks, but keep getting tripped up on the areas of the pattern that are not covered by the diagrams on the Russian site, like the handles and connecting the three sections of the pattern. Are you able to post your solutions to these areas?

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  9. I improvised with those parts. I made the handles, doing spirals of sc but don't remember the number of sts in the foundation chain ring. I didn't keep any notes and it's been a while so can't be of much more help:(

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  10. Would you consider making one to sell me I absolutely love it and do not crochet.

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    1. I'm sorry but that is not possible at the moment.

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  11. Hi I've been looking for this pattern for weeks and I finally found it on the Russian site. Unfortunately my Russian is a little rusty and I couldn't make out the hook size. What hook size did you

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    1. Sorry, I do not remember the hook size :(

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  12. Assalam Alaykom
    i like this bag so much and i want to crochet one
    could you please help me ?

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  13. Beautiful purse!! And also looks comfortable and useful. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  14. I keep hoping this pattern is released in english by someone. Has anyone contacted the designer about getting an english verson? Great job on a beautiful bag!

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  15. Absolutely love this bag. Wish I knew how to translate to English. Would love to make this bag. Would pay someone to write pattern for me

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  16. I to have seen this many times on Pinterest but failed miserably with google translate.Would appreciate if you consider writing the pattern.

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