Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Hex Tote Video Crochet-A-Long - Episode 6

Episode 6 - Finishing touches: three rows of single crochet at the top of the bag and attaching the granny straps.

Here are tutorials for some of the techniques mentioned in this post:

That's everything.  Let me know if you need any help!  And definitely send me pix if you make a Hex Tote.
24 Comments (comments are disabled)

Keri said ...
Yay! So awesome. I started getting a little worried when you said, "That's all you need to know..." because being the non-sewer that I am, I thought, "I don't know beans about sewing in a liner!" Then popping down the blog I saw the extra links. :) You rock.
3/30/2011 1:29 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Keri ... Thanks!
4/3/2011 1:40 PM

Holli said ...
I HAVE A FINISHED TOTE!!! I'm Hoping I can line it tomorrow, and then I'm going to Try to get a picture of it -- and a couple of Starlings I've made, as well. Hooray! Thanks!! Alice, you are Great!!
3/30/2011 3:11 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Holli ... WooHoo! Can't wait to see them!!!
4/3/2011 1:40 PM

Tara said ...
I had so much fun making this, Alice. I changed mine a little by shortening it, making a bottom and one long strap to resemble the Starling bag. Hope you don't mind! The end product turned out super cute! Thank you!
3/31/2011 5:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Tara ... Of course I don't mind! I'd love to see it!
4/3/2011 1:41 PM

Tada! 3 days after starting, I have a completed bag! I made straps, but my bag was feeling rather heavy, so I did something crazy: I used a canvas shopping bag (I think I paid less than a dollar for it) and I sewed it inside my hex tote as the lining. Instant shape and instant straps!. I attached the straps I made, but I did not like how they looked, so I removed them and embroidered a pattern with my yarn. I hope you like it, because I love it! Thank you so much for the experience!

The Ta-Da Post:
4/2/2011 12:36 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Jennifer Uribe ... So smart! I love your solution. :)
4/3/2011 1:41 PM

Deepa M. said ...
You are so awesome!! I've really enjoyed watching the tutorials for this bag, and in just a couple of weeks I'll be able to finally buy yarn and start my own :) Kinda bummed that the "crochet-a-long" is over now though ... any plans for another one?
4/2/2011 5:07 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Deepa M. ... That's the beauty of a video crochet-a-long, yno matter when you start, I'll be right there crocheting along with you in the videos.
4/3/2011 1:42 PM

Seanna Lea said ...
I have yarn that I bought for potholders that I don't think I'm going to make, which I think means I'm going to use them on this bag. I just need to finish any other project first. My project list is completely ridiculous!
4/13/2011 1:35 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Seanna Lea ... I believe it!
4/13/2011 9:11 PM

Naama said ...
I finished the plastic yarn bag. here it is i made it from plastic bags, with the great help of your tutorials.
I printed the assembly chart from episode 2, and with crayons i used it to plan the main colors of the bag.
thanks again!
4/23/2011 12:22 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Naama ... Thanks for the link! Using crayons to plan out the colors is brilliant. Can't wait to see it.
4/27/2011 3:21 PM

Melanie said ...
I'm so excited to have stumbled across this sew a long! I have been looking for a crochet bag pattern to use to crochet my first bag. This looks perfect! I've never crocheted a hex motif before and I'm excited to do that as well. Tomorrow I'm off to buy some yarn for this bag. Can't wait. Thanks so much for all the work you put into this!
5/1/2011 7:39 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Melanie ... I'm so happy that you're excited about my pattern! Thanks for the sweet comment.
6/3/2011 9:35 PM

Babs said ...
So... I knotted my yarn ends, but does that really mean I don't have to weave in the ends?? Don't they creep out or show through the holes? Did you cut them short, or what? I feel like the crochet police might come to my house and slap my hands if I don't work them in. lol
7/30/2011 7:31 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Babs ... I think I talk about how I weave in the ends ... I sort of weave them into the center sloppily to secure them. Since I use a fabric liner for the tote, all the sloppiness is hidden.
8/14/2011 10:08 PM

Sabina said ...
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern - I absolutely love my new bag :)Your instructions were very easy to follow even for a foreigner (I am from Denmark). I will definately start following your blog from now on, you are making some very beautiful things...
3/3/2012 4:54 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Sabina ... Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I'm happy to have such wonderful visitors. :)
3/7/2012 7:20 PM

Rajeswari said ...
Dear Alice,
Thank you for being so perfect and giving us all superb crochet videos and instructions to hook this tote up! I had a great time crocheting along with you in the video :)

A look at my new tote - inspired by you !!

Looking forward to more such amazing stuff from you dear..

7/29/2012 4:33 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Rajeswari ... I love your hex tote! Thanks for the link. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it wasn't working for me.
9/2/2012 8:53 PM

Leah said ...
Just finished my first hex tote! I love it! Thanks so much for the pattern!
10/30/2012 5:56 PM
Naama said ...
Sorry, my previous link of my bug is broken, here is the correct one:
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