Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Japanese Style Crochet Bag



I really love this purse, the pattern is very easy and quick. I did a lot of modifications, I crocheted more rows, so the bag is bigger. And I made the handle longer.

Pattern:
item.rakuten.co.jp/keito-zakka/c/0000000175/

4/22/2010:

Just finished Row 3.

4/24/2010:

Finished Row 21, I probably will add more rows, I think the bag is a little bit too small, but not sure how many rows?

4/25/2010:

Finished Row 29, but I want the bag bigger, so I decided to add extra 8 more rows. So total is 37 Rows. I will start the borders tomorrow.

4/26/2010:

Finish all the crochet part, just need to do the lining and sew button and handle.

4/27/2010:

Tried to sew lining, but it is too difficult, so I gave up. I should sew the lining after top and bottom edge done, it would be easier.

Sew the flowers, it looks very pretty, I am very happy with the result.

And I decided to use magnetic snaps instead of button, just ordered this morning, hopefully, I would get it in few days. Then my purse will officially done!!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

This is really lovely. Elegant and earthy. Beautiful!

NameThatCandy said...

thanks!

animisha said...

i loved it and when i checked out the pattern in ravelry... it was in japanese... when i tried to translate i didnt saw a pattern... unable to download pdf file... its showing some error.. so if u don't mind could you jus post the pattern here or email the pdf? my email id: sanimisha87@gmail.com... thanks in advance:)

NameThatCandy said...

I tried to email ppl the pdf, but none of them are able to open. So I gave them the ravelry link, and all of them are able to download it. You may want to try the ravelry link again.

shumaila said...

I sewed up the lining for my bag last night and it was a total fail! I was thinking exactly the same lining should be attached after the bottom and top edges are done.
I bought a very cute stripy fabric to line my mauve bag but got so disappointed that probably won't be able to use it now for this bag.

How would you attach the magnetic snaps without the lining ??

NameThatCandy said...

shumaila,

sorry for the late reply.

I crocheted another 2 small stripes for the magnetic snaps, after that I attached the magnetic snaps on the small stripes, then I sewed them on the bag. Does it make sense??