JH: Crochet project ideas

  1. scarf - my basic size: 6 in wide and 56 in long
  2. shoulder bag - use Bartlett's wool spun in Maine
  3. stuffed animals
  4. necktie - prob size 1 wool yarn if available
  5. fingerless gloves
  6. mittens
  7. ski cap
  8. socks
  9. slippers
  10. blanket - my basic size: 80 in x 60 in
  11. pull-over sweater
  12. zip-up sweater
  13. zip-up hoodie
  14. cowl / circle scarf
  15. prayer/healing shawl

Shoulder Bag Ideas

Other small shoulder bags that I use:

To hold a basic field guide or paperback book, the shoulder bag needs to be at least 8 to 9 inches wide in landscape design.

Needs to be about 10 inches wide to hold the larger version of the iPad.

To hold two Kaufman Field Guides back to back, the field bag needs to be at least 2 inches deep.

If I wanted to hold a water bottle, then I would probably need a field bag deeper than 2 inches.

A strap that is 3 inches wide may be too uncomfortable. I think the strap will need to have a max width of 1.5 to 2.0 inches.

It would be nice to round the corners of the front flap part. The rest of the crochet can have straight edges.

I plan to single-crochet a rectangle to test strength or stretchiness. I would prefer that it not stretch much.

Then I plan to felt the rectangle to determine how it will shrink. I want to see how it feels after felting. Too stiff? Just right? It needs to be flexible after felting to make the fold-over flap and the strap functional.

1st try idea:

Another option:

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created Feb 24, 2014