An elegant wayuu bag
An elegant wayuu style
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I inspired by this model. But I played on colors and style.
This pattern is so enjoyable and not difficult to knit. I chose this model for my first try in Wayuu because seems really elegant. But I think I will not knit again for a long time. Knitting wayuu is a little bit difficult. Your fingers become tired of knitting. Or I just experienced it, I don’t know. If you chose a colorful pattern, be careful. The pattern mistakes eligible to see easily.
As I mentioned, this is the first try of knitting wayuu and I have not attended any workshop or etc. Maybe, I could not explain the terms accurately, please write in the comments, I will back to you.
I started to the base as a long line. After 2 lines of single crochets, I started to cross under the other color ropes. The first ones (single crochets) are smaller and rigid.
My started length was 21 cm. After totally 7 lines crochet its the last measures are like this:
Width: 26,5 cm.
I just raise the number of single crochets at the corners while turning. But I do not have the exact number because I made it 6 months ago and I didn’t note any details about this. The number is like that. For example, 5 increase for the first line, and 7 for the second. I use my instinct here. I just consider here. Try not to widen, flex or tighten it. My point was this. After completing the base, and start the bag’s sides, you finish increasing the number of single crochets. I started the edges with 216 stitches. It is required for 9 motifs.
All motifs comprise of 24 stitches. You can imagine and calculate how many motifs you want and stitch the numbers you need. If you make multiples of 24, you can create a sustainable pattern in your bag. If you need more or fewer stitches at the end of the base, you can arrange the single crochets at the last line of the base. I increased for about 20 times at the last line, and I can not find now, where it is. As I said, for 9 motifs, the number of crochets is 216. The motif starts with 2 blue / 20 white / 2 brown and you can follow from the photo
I made 4 lines by brown single crochet to make a simple image. And I add another, second brown crochet strip to make it more strong and rigid. The second strip is (made against by single crochets)a bit but really very bit smaller than the outer one. They overlapped with each other. Before sewed them I put the handles and the inner coat between them.
Zipper and covers
For the zipper, I made two small pieces that are attached to the second inner strip. They are 2,5cm* 23cm rectangle shaped pieces. I mounted the zipper between these two. I sewed the zipper like this.
Actually, I crochet the bag and made the others in two parts. In the end I combined the big two parts together.
The width of handles is 8 stitches. I again use the single crochets to make them as 36 cm. long. They two pieces and add them while making the inner strip sewing.
And the other long handle can add the bag with this crochet ring. I think there can find a different way. This is not very useable. Most probably, I’ll change it.
Actually, I had not had an intention to use an inner coat but I thought this bag deserves ones.
It was easily. After adding the zipper to the handle part, I sewed the coat around the inner strip with tiny sewing and complete the combination with hand sewing by the brown rope which I made the bag edge.
Inner coat makes the bag more clear, hide all the ropes and color changing in the bag. Now, it seems professional.