Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Hex Tote Video Crochet-A-Long - Episode 3

Episode 3 - How to join a corner hex.

The two corner hexes are 3 and 17 in the chart below.

21 Comments (comments are disabled)

Primero said ...
Hi, thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm still on episode 2, working on matching the color.
3/10/2011 1:10 AM

Pagette said ...
You have worked so hard on this Alice. Thank you. The video the graphs -wow! I can see you have put some time into getting it up on your blog.

I have been following your blog for about a 2 years now, but have never left a comment. I did read the lovely posts you did about appreciating your followers /readers, but I was a bit too shy to leave a comment. I am now ! Thanks for all your inspirational work :-)

3/10/2011 7:59 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Pagette ... How sweet are you?! It is quite a bit of work. I cut corners a little, which is why I have the hand drawn charts instead of fancy computer generated ones, but I'm trying really hard to get one up a week (close!). Are you making one?
3/16/2011 2:14 AM

Stephanie said ...
You know what is funny? I waited to see this tutorial so I could connect all my hexes at one time. When it came time to connecting the bottom together (late last night while watching Craig Ferguson on TV) I decided to just use my yarn needle and white yarn and stitch the whole bottom closed. So easy and you can't even tell unless you know what you are looking for! LOL!
3/11/2011 9:51 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Stephanie ... I'm a big fan of "whatever works"! :) p.s. One of the only things I miss now that we don't have cable is Craig and his puppets!
3/16/2011 2:15 AM

Holli said ...
I've been keeping up until here. I have looked at the video, but haven't gotten to actually "do" it. Maybe a dumb question that I will find out for myself when I do the corners, but I don't see how I'm going to fit that corner into what I already have. Does that make sense? Will I end up with a finished corner that works into a sort of completed part of the side?
3/11/2011 12:20 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Holli ... If you follow the assembly chart and sort of think it through, you'll get it. If you have any trouble at all, take a photo of your work and shoot me an email. I'm more than happy to help!
3/16/2011 2:17 AM

Holli said ...
Hey, I guess my problem is that I'm thinking of the "extra corner hex" as an extra hex to make, and now I'm beginning to think that it's not (?). Do we only need 26 in total (including the corners)? I've done hexes to match the "drawn chart" (which I think works well, by the way- who cares about a computer-drawn one). But, is that corner hex actually hex number three (for example), and it is worked into the others surrounding it? I know I can just work it out and could just sew up the hexes to match, but I want to do this your way to see if I can do it.
3/16/2011 11:45 AM

Stephanie said ...
Holli, you should only need 26 hexes (other than the 1/2 hexes, which we don't know how to do hem...). Once you get close to the end (I'd say about hex #23), you'll realize how everything fits together. ;-)
3/19/2011 8:50 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Stephanie ... Hahaha! I love the not-so-subtle hint. I'm working on it. :) Holli also emailed me directly, but thank you for offering your help!
3/20/2011 10:10 PM

Holli said ...
Thanks for the help. I should have waited until I had time to sit and think the thing through before I spoke. I had already attached the hexes as I went along, not thinking about the diagram Alice provided and that she said there would be 26 hexes in total. I took out hexes 3 and 17 and redid them as instructed, and it worked like a charm. Then, I went ahead and sewed up the remaining edges. Looks great! Just awaiting the half-hexes.
3/20/2011 2:53 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Holli ... Thanks for the update! Glad you conquered the corners. :)
3/20/2011 9:50 PM

Stephanie said ...
Alice, I'm just teasing you! I'm not in any hurry, plus I know you said you were not feeling well (on Twitter).
3/21/2011 6:28 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Stephanie ... I don't mind the teasing. You're adorable! :) I was able to finish the last three episodes this weekend. They'll publish Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Woohoo!
3/28/2011 2:45 AM

Well, darn it! I watched this after I had the whole 26 hexes crocheted in a big flat piece. No worries! Like a previous poster, I used a combination of sewing and some single crochets to close up the bottom. When I turned it right side out, you can't even tell!

Now onto the half hexes and the straps! I'm so proud of this bag. I was terrified about all of the joining and your videos have been so detailed that I was finally able to master something that has perplexed me for years.

Thank you!
4/1/2011 12:02 AM

Risa said ...
I also got a bit excited about joining the motifs and didn't realize that I should be connecting them to each other (bottom and side) as I went. Trying to decide if it's worth taking out some hexes and reconnecting to include all the linking. What do you suggest?
4/20/2011 8:48 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Risa ... Some people have forgotten to close the bottom and just sewn it up instead. You could try that first and see how you like it. :)
4/20/2011 9:26 PM

Babs said ...
All of my full hexes are connected now. I love, love, love the way this looks. I see, now, what you mean about the way the white thread intertwines. Pictures do not do it justice. Thank you so much for this tutorial.
6/3/2011 11:03 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Babs ... Yay! Thanks for letting me share in the joy of your hex-making! :)
6/4/2011 12:06 AM

Katie said ...
Oh wow! I am new to your website, and this hex tote blew me away! I had to make it as soon as I saw it. I've got all of my hexes together, and I bought some fabric to line it with today. I'm so excited to get it finished. REALLY can't wait to make the straps. I learned the fsc on another of your tutorials. :) Definitely saving your page in my bookmarks! I'll be a frequent visitor!
10/21/2011 1:17 PM
futuregirl replied ...
Katie ... Oh! It's so awesome to hear from you! I'd love to see your hex bag when you're done, if you want to send me pix.
10/22/2011 10:32 PM