Tuscany Market Tote

comments (5) August 16th, 2008 in gallery     

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JulieB17 JulieB17, member
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This tote is crocheted from four different colored acrylic yarns combined together - red, orange, maroon and hot pink. It is very stretchy and will accomodate almost anything you can put into it. I loaded it up with heavy cans of spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, a mayo jar, chocolate drink can, box of pasta and more. Everything fit well and was easy to carry and there was still room for more! A drawstring is threaded through the top for easy opening and closing. I added a shoulder strap in a cream, magenta and olive floral print cotton fabric. I used four layers to make it sturdy and comfortable. I hand sewed the strap to the bag, going over it twice to make sure it won't come apart with a heavy load. I also added a double layered fabric yo-yo pin with a beautiful Czech art glass button for the center.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Tuscany Market Tote
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Comments (5)

AstridNicole writes: I love this bag. All the special details make it fabulous. I wish there were instructions somewhere on how to make it..you sure could do us crochet wannabees a favor! Oh, I understand keeping it all to yourself.
Posted: 10:11 pm on April 23rd
Lorelei7 writes: This could also be purse-like if it were lined. I love the little yo-yo flower you added. Thank-you!
Posted: 12:38 am on October 26th
Ginab6 writes: Would love to see it loaded up too. It looks small here and I'm trying to envision it filled and stretched out!
:-) Gina
Posted: 9:04 am on September 27th
crafty_gal writes: So cute! makes we want to learn how to crochet!
Posted: 10:53 am on August 21st
gracie_girl writes: very nice, I like the combo of colors and the neat yo yo finishing touch.
Posted: 11:06 pm on August 17th
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