Crochet a bag/tote purse....how to get a flat bottom
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I'm as basic as you can get with crocheting and I don't follow patterns...I just crochet'ed (how do you type that? lol) a "tube" for a tote-bag style purse thing-a-ma-bob. I then crochet'ed an oval bottom and attached it. I was hoping it would be flat on the bottom, able to stand up. Instead it sags...did I just make the bottom too large? Do I need it to be smaller than the opening to make it tighter?
Posted at 2:47 am Jan 24, 2011 EST
If you want it to be completely flat, you will need to crochet over something, like a couple of people mentioned. Crochet the bottom, cut cardboard or plastic canvas to size, crochet ANOTHER bottom, and sew the two bottoms together with the plastic canvas or cardboard inside. I make drawstring bags that way using cd's. Double-thickness will make it stiffer, but probably not completely flat all the time.
Posted at 9:43 am Jan 24, 2011 EST