Thursday, July 26, 2012

~ new purse & my hooks ~


Finished up this bag yesterday - I crocheted it with a 2-ply bulky yarn that I had bought at Michaels.  It was in a mill-ends bag, so I don't know what brand it was. 

It's very quick and easy to do - all you need is:
* 6 oz. 2-ply bulky acrylic yarn
* a pair of 7" plastic rings (I bought mine from Ebay)
* two 22" pieces of ribbon
* an 'L' hook

Sc around 1 ring 41 times.  Ch 1, turn. 
Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat for 32 rows.  At the end of the 32nd row, end off.

Repeat for other ring.

Put wrong sides together and starting at the 8th row on the right side and matching up stitches, whipstitch together all the way around till you get to the 8th row on the left side.  End off.

Weave 1 ribbon through the stitches of the 9th row on the front.
Weave 1 ribbon through the stitches of the 9th row on the back. 
Tie the ends into a bow.

And there you go - a new purse to carry on your trips to the craft store.  :)

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I've shown ya'll my crochet handle hook collection before (the ones I've made) - but every good crocheter worth her weight in yarn always has a good collection of all kinds of hooks.  Here's mine:


Pretty cool, huh?  
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28 comments:

  1. How come all your hooks are so wonderfully colored and groovy? I'm so jealous :D Most of my hooks are yellow/brown, bamboo or even worse, metal...
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Hi wink. You should check out Ebay and Etsy - there's always some pretty hooks on there. :)

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  2. I love your bag Debi its beautiful. I will have to try this at some point. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I am always on Ebay and Etsy and I will be in search for somethings you mention heheheheh. I love your container so pretty.

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  3. For some reason a lot of photos being posted on blogs I am not able to see. I have an "x" in the spot of where the photo should be. I have tried everything to correct this but to no avail. So I am sure the bag is awesome, I just can't see it

    I also have a collection of hooks. It's funny how complete they make me feel even though I've rarely used any. I have my favorites and the others are simply there, in the background of my crochet life.

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  4. Where do you find all those beautiful hooks? I have never seen hooks with colorful handles!
    All I have a the colored metal hooks...love yours better!!
    Your bag is very nice....I have been working on a bag myself and finished yesterday to....just haven't taken pictures of it yet....Hopefully I can so that today so everyone can see!
    xoxoxo-Shari!

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    1. Thanks Shari. Check out Ebay and Etsy - there's lots of different hooks on those sites. :)

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  5. Very nice purse. I like the handles you used. Great job!

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  6. Hi Debi,wow I LOVE your bag and want one! What a gorgeous selection of hooks! I've never seen anything so pretty :) have a wonderful day,lots of love julie xoxo

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  7. Love the bag. One can't have too many crochet hooks, can they?

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  8. Wnderful Purse Bag.. Absolutely perfect..:)) So cute and pretty with colors.. And you have so many hooks.. They are lovely..:))

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  9. Love the purse and so easy peasy too! Love your hooks...is that one that looks like it has balls all the way up easy to use or does it hurt your hand like that? It's very cool lookng!

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    1. Thanks. The small pink and black hook is just pony beads slipped on - the last heart bead is glued so they don't come off. I only used the hook once so far and it felt ok. :)

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  10. Super great bag! I sure am interested in the 3rd from the left hook! I love doing polymer clay on my fave german made hooks!

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    1. Thanks Gloria. The 3 wood hooks on the left, and the tiny hook in front, were bought on Ebay. :)

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  11. Hola Alina. Me gusta mucho tu bolso y que colección de ganchillos tan bonita que tienes.
    besos

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  12. Love the bag Debi! And love the variety of hooks you have. It's like my eclectic collection.

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  13. Yes ....pretty cool ,the hooks and the hang bag too.Nice colors.

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  14. the purse so cool./.but the hook most awesome...nice color..keen to have one :)

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  15. The bag is very pretty and your hooks are wonderful! Thanks for sharing this post.

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  16. Hi Debi,
    Thanks for your comments!
    Lovely bag, lovely baby blankets, great square, wonderful hooks.
    Always something beautiful to see on Debi's Blog! Have a great weekend!
    Love Suex

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  17. Love the ones that you brightened up with the poly handles. My very favorite hooks are Bernat and I have 2 of the same set that come in a zippered case. I have 2 sets because years ago I bought my mother a set and awhile back she gave me all of her yarn and the hooks. I even got some knitting needles out of that deal. Kinda makes me sad though because she is an excellent knitter and she taught me both knitting and crochet. have been wanting to make a bag but still doing baby blankets. Have a great weekend.
    Susanne :)

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  18. Wow! Look at you with these bags! I love them!

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  19. I really like this bag! Pretty handles too:)

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