annicej's projects
Z Bag
Finished
December 4 2013
January 11 2014
Project info
Z Bag
Crochet
CCNY Women Make Art exhibit
14 x 17 x 4
Hooks & yarn
3.5 mm (E)
788 yards
Omega Hilo Nylon No. 18 (La Espiga)
1 skein = 197.0 yards (180.1 meters), 200 grams
Black
Creative Yarn Source aka Crochet Style Etc
Omega Hilo Nylon No. 18 (La Espiga)
1 skein = 197.0 yards (180.1 meters), 200 grams
Pink
Creative Yarn Source aka Crochet Style Etc
Omega Hilo Nylon No. 18 (La Espiga)
1 skein = 197.0 yards (180.1 meters), 200 grams
Orange
Creative Yarn Source aka Crochet Style Etc
omega hilo nylon n0. 18
1 skein = 197.0 yards (180.1 meters)
creme
White
Creative Yarn Source aka Crochet Style Etc
Notes

The crochet technique is Tapestry Crochet (single crochet using two colors to create the designed motif) in black and cream Omega Hilos nylon yarn. I like this yarn for bags because it is durable. The bottom of the bag lies flat. When I stopped increasing in the single crochet stitch, the bag expands to the desired height of 14 inches. I created the repetitive motifs using PC Stitch, a cross stitch software. I crocheted around a button and created a flap that is fastened with a stationary button on the back. The bag is unlined. To give the bottom bag support and to display at City College of New York, CCNY Women Make Art exhibit, I inserted two pieces of plastic canvas and secured it with Velcro which can be removed. The handle is a crocheted in a seamless figure 8 and is secured to the bottom and along the height

The graph is just to create the body of the bag using the tapestry crochet technique.
http://www.tapestrycrochet.com

I don’t have a graph for the handle. I improvised a handle and made a chain about 88 inches. Go back to the beginning chain and slip stitch to close the chain. I then single crochet using the tapestry crochet technique on both sides of the chain. See the following link which is to create a Mobius Shawl to start this chain
http://home.comcast.net/~gandal195/MoebiusShawlPattern.htm

Every time I reached the beginning chain, I alternated the colors with cream, black, pale purple, and hot pink and continued until I reached the desired width.

Graph to create the body of the tote bag can be purchased at Etsy (see link below). This is NOT for the purchase of the physical bag. Prerequisites are the knowledge of tapestry crochet. For information on how to tapestry crochet view the following link. http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181117538/z-bag-graph-use-th...

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Finished
December 4 2013
January 11 2014
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Omega
Light Fingering
100% Nylon
197 yards / 200 grams

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  • Project created: July 3, 2012
  • Finished: February 27, 2014
  • Updated: July 8, 2015
  • Progress updates: 2 updates