Monday, July 22, 2013

Oval Crochet Project Bag ~ It's all Zipped up & in The Bag!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you my second crocheted container I made with Lion Brand Fettuccini Yarn on the bottom and Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the body of the basket.

Last Monday I showed you my round basket project, and today I have a new one to share!

I made an oval project bag that is so fabulous!

Ta Da!

I even learned how to hand sew a zipper into it with this tutorial which was the icing on the cake so to speak that really made this my new favorite bag to grab and go! :)

It holds a ton, is super durable and strong, and the perfect shape to either hold on my lap in the car or tuck under my arm on the way out the door!

R-Chee is a bit disappointed that it is not his new doggie bag to hold his lunches!

I think he thought I was making him a giant bread basket!

Here it is before I sewed the zipper in!

... and here it is...

all zipped up!

My last embellishment was to add the blueberry bobbles that I crocheted with fingering weight wool yarn.

Yay!  That was FUN!

I love making up patterns as I go sometimes!

I am always so pleasantly surprised at the end because I was not really sure what I was making when I started!


I love how this one evolved, and that I learned how to add a zipper to any bag!

It was so easy to do!

I guess because I am such a beginner sewer, I was always so intimidated by just the thought of it.

I will definitely do that again!

Now my new project bag is holding my NEW Project that I am working on!

I am almost done with it and cannot wait to show it to you in the coming weeks!

R-Chee is still waiting for his fresh baked bread!

I guess I had better go and bake him some dog cookies before I lose my trusty assistant to an official puggy strike! :)

What FUN things are you doing this week?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about them!

Melissa & R-Chee


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Archie
Is your bread out of the oven yet?
I think I can smell it!
That bag is just perfect and so beautiful- and I know your so disappointed Archie that it does not have your treats in it,, but it does have your moms treasure in it.
We love the little blue flowers sitting on the gold- just like sunshine.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your bag is so gorgeous, just the thing to keep crocheting in.
Lynne x

Mitch and Molly said...

Your new handmade bag is just beautiful, Melissa! You will get many compliments when you go shopping!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly