Do you ever see something so spectacular, so incredibly great, that you can’t put it out of your mind? This happens to me all the time, and on this occasion the object of my obsession was this bag that Alice posted on her site, futuregirl. I saw this hex bag the day it was posted, and I could not stop thinking about it—while I was doing the dishes, while I was riding in the car, while I was watching the news. I wanted it, I needed it, I had to have it. So, after a few days of obsessing, I made one for myself (if only to get it out of my system).
Using this pattern, I made 26 hexagons and 4 half hexes. I sewed them together in this arrangement (the half hexes are missing from this photo, but they go along the top):
Here’s a laughable little diagram that (hopefully) will make this all a little more clear (click to big-ify):
Once the hexes were sewn together, I sewed the sides together, making a sort of tube, then sewed the bottom shut (folding two of the very bottom hexes in half — see those two odd ones poking down on the left up there). I did two rows of single crochet across the top opening to finish the exposed edge. For the handles, I just made five rows of single crochet and attached them to the top of the bag. I still like Alice’s bag MUCH better. I think the white looks prettier, but brown is what I had on hand (and I guess I ruin every white bag I own, anyway). I still need to put a lining in my hex bag, and I will of course use this guide to do so. If you made one of these babies, come on over and add it to the Speckless Makes Flickr group!
Whew. I’m glad that’s over with. On to the next thing . . .