How to make an open beaded heart.
There are many ways to bead a heart. Here are the steps and notes to bead a double layered beaded heart. The video tutorial below for beaded heart is from on Potomac Bead Company’s YouTube video (see below).
Peony Wabbit is another of my large amigurumi bunnies. She is, we think, adorable and we carry her just like as if she is a real baby!! 😀
Peony with flower in her ear, handmade fashion, large eyes with eyelashes is just like a big baby. She loves to be carried, cuddled, and brought to see new faces, places, and things. I wish her a life of love and adventure.
I choose to make the lining for my bags after everything else has been completed. (See index in How to Make Mochila Wayuu Bags.) Traditional Wayuu bags are generally un-lined. But I think that lining will make a better and more practical bag. It will ensure that dirt does not stick to inside yarn of bag when bag is used. With lining, I can add pockets – which is always a desirable feature. The downside is … yup! More work!
Mochila Wayuu bags do well with strong, preferably non-stretch shoulder straps. Here we look at a crochet alternative method of making shoulder straps. (The traditional Mochila bags have woven straps.)
Holes & Grommets for Drawstring
Continuing from the base, crochet according to graphed pattern till you get to height of where the holes of the drawstring are to be. In the traditional Wayuu Mochila bags, the holes are just holes worked as part of the crochet. However I do love bits of hardware. And they do add something professional and delicious to any piece of work. So instead of just crocheted holes, I add grommets (large metal eyelets) for the drawstring (to be made later). [Read more…]
Step One. I make the base for my Mochila Wayuu bag before anything else. The number of stitches I end up with for the size I want (diameter) determines how many stitches I will have around the body of the bag. This also determines the number of stitches I will need for my graphed pattern.
How to make Mochila Wayuu Bags aka Tapestry Crochet Bag, Mochila Bag, Wayuu Bag. This is not a definitive tutorial on how to make these bags. Just some different ways on how I do it.