This is it! dbs wanted me to do something marvelous and creative and now I have some time to show you my Yoyo Bag I've been fluffing on about for a while. I know Poetess has been waiting to see it as well. I even have progress photos. Isn't THAT impressive? ;)
Firstly: I made LOTS of these Yoyo's. They are just basic three-coloured single crochet rounds. I changed the colours they used in the pattern because I thought they looked boring.
Then I had to crochet them all together, using single crochet.
Then I attached them to the base, which is one giant round, counting out to 150 single crochet. With a side of about 8 lines.
Then the top was croche'd onto the tops of the yoyo's. 150 single crochet again. About 8 lines up I made the eyelet holes for the handle with double crochet. Then a few more lines of single crochet. I made a simple calico lining and attached it to the inside of the bag. Then I made the handle with a long chain, single crochet and then attached a shoulder piece, which is single crochet for about 6 lines.
This is it! And yes I DID finish it on time to take on holidays with me. I thought I'd give it a nice setting so I took it to the beach for its final glamour shot. Isn't it cute? It is a bit messy as I'm not a great crocheter yet but I'm really loving it.
I will tell you one thing for sure though.
I will NOT be making another one! I certainly won't be making them to sell. They take way too long, and I would have to charge so much just for my time! LOL!