June 13, 2013

Liz makes a crocheted yoga mat bag

Last night and all day today, I was busy procuring this cute crocheted yoga bag. It took a lot of time, but it wasn't exactly a difficult thing to crochet. I used the traditional granny stitch (you know the one, the one your grandma used for her famous granny square blankets). Cute, yeah?

There's two straps that are chain crocheted, so you can put the bag on like a backpack or put two straps over one shoulder, like you would a messenger bag.
The bottom is just a regular granny circle (the way you start a granny square, but forgetting to make the corners). The straps are also used to close the top of the yoga back, like a drawstring closure.
The burgundy and brown are both acrylic yarns, and the blue is a much softer wool/acrylic blend. I think the colors go well together. It it turned out way better than I thought it would!

By the way, it's raining! It hasn't rained here in Albuquerque, NM in I can't even remember how long. New Mexico has been and is still in a serious drought, and I can't tell you how happy I am for this rain. The door's wide open and I'm taking it all in! I love it.

I hope you all have a great Thursday!
-L

18 comments:

  1. You can have some of new englands rain! Hehe but this bag is perfect! I neeed a yoga mat bag!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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    1. Oh I wish we could swap weather for a couple of days! So jealous!
      And thanks for stopping by, Juliette! :)
      Liz

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  2. shut up! i think you are a psychic haha. i just started taking a Bikram yoga class and when i go i put my mat in a big tote bag. i keep wishing i had a yoga mat bag to carry it in to class! this is so cute and i love the colors!

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    1. Haha awesome! I took a hot yoga class once and that was awesome. I'm thinking of starting another class too. But for now, I'll probably sell these on the etsy shop.
      Liz

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  3. this is such a creative idea! love it

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  4. This is so cute! I would like to this stitch but make a water bottle holder so that i can bring it to the zoo!
    Oh yeah, I made the star earrings with sewing thread and an itty bitty hook, they turned out so cute!

    thanks for the posts!

    <3 summer

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    1. Yeah, I love the stitch! I made a giant granny square blanket (like, one big granny square) for my boyfriend's dad before and it was awesome! I'm so glad the earrings worked out. Take a picture and send it to me or put it on pinterest or something!
      Liz

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  5. This is such a great idea! I'm gonna have to ask my mom to make me one :)

    I love your blog dear, great post!

    www.vildagonzalez.blogspot.com
    www.vildagonzalez.blogspot.com

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  6. Very cute! I need to get back into crocheting and knitting... I'm so out of practice now...

    Christen
    feathers and ash

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    1. Thanks Christen! Crocheting is so easy to do while watching TV. Knitting is another story...
      Liz

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  7. What a cute idea! Very creative!

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