Crocheted Strap for a Bag: not stretchy and holding its shape

Are you tired of having a saggy bottom of your crocheted bags? Are you tired of the crocheted straps on your bags stretching out so much that your shoulder bag now hits your knees as you walk? Then keep reading and I’ll show you a quick fix to prevent it. :)

My First Giveaway

This weekend was so exciting as I had a first giveaway on my Facebook page ! Well, to be precise it was a second one as on Christmas I published a coupon code for one free pattern. And thanks to this coupon I did share my work with almost 2000 people.

My recent giveaway was connected with the release of a new pattern – the Wheel of Magic Mandala Bag. This is actually the fist bag I’ve designed in my life and I am very proud of it myself. It took me more than a month of active designing to create a mandala. I don’t even know how many times I remade it and started from the beginning again. And I had many sleepless nights as I wanted my bag to be a perfect circle but I did not know how to make its bottom and side parts. And then making pictures and writing down the pattern. I thank very much to brilliant testers who helped me polish it. And finally it is released! Wow! I am soooo happy! :)

round crocheted bag

About My Brown Loopy Pillow

I forgot to show you one more project I made with loop stitches. This is a pillow cover I made for a birthday of my friend. She actually liked it very much.

Loopy Flower Tutorial

I’ve been practicing Loop Stitch a lot recently. I wanted to make a nice birthday present for my friend and I finally finished it today, but haven’t taken any pictures so far. I will do it in coming days and share my loopy happiness with you.

While working on this project a new idea came to my mind. An idea of small loopy flower. And I designed it at once :) Here are instructions and photo tutorial. I really hope you will like it. And use it in your own projects. I think it can be a nice flower brooch with a safety clasp, or just a flower appliqué for clothes, bags… curtains :)

My Pinky Mood Pillow, or First design for the year 2015

Oh, it seems like I forgot to share my first design of the year 2015! Well, this mistake should be corrected, immediately!Here is my latest pillow cover. The pattern is released already and can be found in both my Etsy and Ravelry shops. I think it is a very good way to express your mood. I am not really fond of pink colors, but I have many skeins of pink yarn, for some reason. Once I was making order in my stash and found them. And I suddenly felt so pinky that designed a square motif in few hours, and then made a pillow which was called Pinky Mood.

How do you join and weave yarn tails in?

Weaving yarn tail in can be really boring. I don’t like doing it either. But I have found a very easy way to do it "as you go": to crochet and to weave ends in at the same time!

Invisible Join in Crochet
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