Vogue Tote

Have you seen the new Vogue Knitting Crochet? My tote is one of thirty four projects in the stylish 2013 special edition of the magazine. Members of Ravelry can see all the accessories, skirts, tops, and dresses here.

As usual, I experimented first. After finishing the brown and white bag, I emailed a project proposal with a photo to Vogue. They liked it – sent me a contract and several skeins of Prism Windward yarn – and voilá!

First and final version.

The first version is on the left, in front of the Vogue Knitting Crochet Tote on the right.

Their photo looks much better, don’t you think?

Tapestry Crochet Tote in Vogue

Tapestry Crochet Tote in Prism Windward and Windward Layers, Vogue Knitting Crochet 2013 (photo by Rose Callahan).

I hope you’ll take a look and give this project – and some of the others – a try!

Just in time for summer!


9 Responses to “Vogue Tote”

  1. Margaret Knowles Says:

    Beautiful job! They look great. I’ve never done that type of crochet,is it very difficult?

  2. Carol Ventura Says:

    Thanks! My web page at http://www.tapestrycrochet.com has free tutorials and projects to get you started!

  3. Stephanie Says:

    I love this tote, especially in the yellow! What a great pattern!

  4. SANDEE Says:

    I love your design. Both bags look beautiful. I bought the mag. just for your pattern. I’m a newbie at everything that has to do with yarn and loving every bit of it. I do have a question. What kind of yarn did you use on your first bag? I am having a hard time finding a cotton/rayon worsted yarn. There are only box type store around me(Michael’s ,A C Moore’s). I would order the Prism online but I going on vacation next week and want to start your pattern on the beach. :–). Thanks !

  5. Carol Ventura Says:

    I tapestry crocheted the first bag with size 3 J&P Coats Royale Fashion crochet thread http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Threads/Size3/JP+Coats+Royale+Fashion+Crochet.htm but the fine thread made the stitches small, so the bag took forever to finish. I would recommend a heavier crochet thread or yarn – like the worsted weight I used. All cotton or a cotton and linen blend would be best to produce the type of thick fabric that is ideal for a bag.

  6. SANDEE Says:

    WOW, That first one was done in Thread…….I can see using the O hook for that. Cotton would need a larger hook ?? or not ?
    Thanks for your help.

  7. Carol Ventura Says:

    I used a size 1 steel crochet hook with a handle (that I made) to crochet the beige tote. I crocheted the Vogue tote with a size 0 steel crochet hook – also with a handle.

  8. Diseño Web Says:

    Precioso bolso! Me encanta!

  9. AnnB Says:

    I, too, just bought the back issue magazine for this pattern. I didn’t see any other patterns in that issue that I want to make, but I may be surprised. And this issue is paper, not digital. I am still fond of paper.
    And at the risk of a no longer in print Bead and Tapestry Crochet book, I just bought it tonight new with Amazon prime.
    Thankfully, I bought More Tapestry Crochet awhile back (and printed the errata), so now I’m set.

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