Arrowhead Tote

The Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet has several colorful projects, including my Arrowhead Tote (below).

Arrowhead Tote, Tahki Cotton Classic, 13 3/4″ wide, 2012.

I tapestry crocheted the first version (below) with some Stitch Nation Full O’Sheep wool left over from my Beautiful Basket project. The arrows looked great at first, but after the bag was felted they lost too much definition for my taste.

Tapestry crocheted wool bag on the left -  the same bag felted in my washing machine on the right.

So – when Interweave sent out a call for original designs, I submitted a photo of the wool bag before it was felted, but suggested a new version tapestry crocheted with a single handle in Tahki Cotton Classic.

I really enjoyed crocheting the colors they chose and love how the cotton bag looks and feels. What do YOU think?

3 Responses to “Arrowhead Tote”

  1. Caroline Says:

    I love the original wool colour scheme, but the tote definitely looks sharper and holds its shape better in the cotton! How sad that felting didn’t work, but perhaps using a different wool yarn could have made a difference. I spin my own yarns and sometimes things that technically should work out well don’t. There are a lot of variables with wool and sampling doesn’t always tell the whole story.

  2. Carol Ventura Says:

    My Bead & Felted Tapestry Crochet book includes a black and white bag with large arrows. You can see the “Down Under Purse” at http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/Projects/BFTCprojects.htm .

    For the first version of this Arrowhead Tote, less colors and larger motifs would probably have been more successfully.

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