Thursday, August 9, 2012

Handles Done...


The handles are done on my Fruit Punch Tote - just two single crochet rows in all colors. 

 I even added one row of green. 

 The foundation chain is 111 stitches which is longer than the pattern because I like shoulder totes.

I made a paper pattern for the lining but I want to embellish it further by adding some inside pockets and either a zipper or Velcro closure.

The closure depends on what I have in my stash.

Thanks for your suggestions on which fabric to use for the lining. 

 I'm going with the Hawaiian butterfly fabric but the crazy quilt piece was a close second.



This is all the yarn left over. 

 Just a teeny tiny piece of green is left. 

I'm so glad I had enough to add a row of green in the handles and edge the top of the tote.

Now I have to figure out how I want to do the lining with a closure. 

 That may take a couple days so you'll have to wait to see the final results.



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10 comments:

  1. I can't believe how fast you knocked this out, Sandy. Such great colors. xo

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  2. Great choice on the butterflies, I think it will look amazing! Cant wait to see it finished!

    Jerra xx

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  3. WOW! great job on your latest project. You've really worked up the tote very quickly! Love every detail-good choice on the lining-that's where I would be stumped- I can't seem to handle a sewing machine-I do okay with hand stitching but I'm a disaster with machine sewing! I can't even get the hang of winding a bobbin!! I've been following your blog for a while now-we seem to have a lot of common interests-I love
    to crochet but it takes me forever to finish a project and usually I get bored before I finish! What's your secret to completing so many projects!
    Hope your therapy treatments are helping! Linda from AZ

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  4. How much time do you put into crochet? It takes me ages. Well, I can't sit and do it for long before getting bored. I love the end result and have been known to do a few things. I like small projects so maybe some granny squares would be the way to go. I did that once for a single bed but sewing them together was a pain.
    Janice

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  5. Heavens you've done that whole thing so quickly!! It's lovely. I'm glad you went with the butterflies. I didn't get around to commenting but that would have been my choice too.
    Cheers

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  6. Oh, and I hope you are feeling better?

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  7. Wonderful summer colours reminding me of a fruity sorbet.;)
    Have a great weekend dear Sandy,
    xoxo

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  8. Looking great. Can't wait to see your final ta-dah :)

    Ruby x

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