Hakelbeutel Begins

16 Apr

Bag 3
I’ve started construction on my THIRD Inga’s Hakelbeutel. I really like making this bag. But when you first start putting it together it really doesn’t look like much. Sometimes I’m easily confused when I’m making it so I start out with different colored stitch markers. I place matching markers on the edges I’m supposed to be putting together. Otherwise I might end up with some odd, freeform basket. Or a wacky hat.


Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Bags



7 responses to “Hakelbeutel Begins

  1. Nice piece of work

    April 16, 2013 at 1:41 am

    wacky hat wacky hat! would be wonderful šŸ™‚


    • craftlyn

      April 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Haaa!! Maybe next one I’ll fashion it into a wacky hat.


  2. Bekka Poo

    April 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    You have a neverending supply of wool seems like! Have fun with making your next new bag.


    • craftlyn

      April 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      I’m prone to buying big boxes of it when I can find it cheap on Ebay. I never know exactly what I’m getting sometimes, and the colors might not always be my first choice, but at least I have something to crochet with! It probably wouldn’t do for me to win the lottery–I’d just buy yarn…


      • Bekka Poo

        April 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

        lol! I think I’d probably do the same or open up a yarn shop so I can legitimize the addiction. šŸ˜‰ That big box of yarn strategy is pretty good though. I’ve also discovered the many yarn wonders that Ebay has to offer.


  3. Kathryn Rubidoux

    April 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I think you’ve convinced me to make one of these, not that I need another handbag but it seems like a quick project.


    • craftlyn

      April 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      It is a very quick and easy project. The thing I like about it is you can vary the size of the bag just by the size of the squares you use. I started this one officially on March 27 and just now finished it on April 16. And that was working on it now and then. It only takes a couple of hours to do the final assembly and finishing work. I wouldn’t hesitate to give these away as gifts, either. I made a very small one and used it as a gift bag earlier this year.



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