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Vcr V Evening Bag

Posted on August 25, 2007

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Check out the latest in Vhs video tape fashion. It’s a little black evening bag crocheted from video tape. I have named this pattern the V Evening Bag because of the V-shaped flap and in honor that it is made from Vcr video tape. This bag features my seamless purse technique. No side seam stitching necessary in this quick and easy pattern. If you are new to using Vcr Vhs tape as yarn here is the link to the picture tutorial on how to use the tape as yarn. This is a great way to recycle those old Vhs tapes that you probably still have lying around the house somewhere. So create yourself a nice little evening bag and use up some of those tapes at the same time.

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Free Pattern for Crocheted V Evening Bag

Materials needed:
(2) VHS video tapes
(1) 1-1/8″ Button

Hooks: N and J USA size metal crochet hooks

Description: Evening Bag measures 9 inches wide at bottom and 6 inches long

Directions:
Using N hook with 2 strands of vhs video tape held together, Ch 20.

Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Then continue around other side of chain by working a Hdc in ea st to other end.

Rnd 2 – 6
Hdc in each st around entire bag. Do not connect at end of rounds, just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bag. (End so that you are at side of bag.)

Rnd 7
Beginning at side of bag, work 1 dec Hdc st over the next two sts (1 dec made). Then Hdc in ea st around to other side edge, work 1 dec Hdc st over the next two sts (1 dec made). (Decreases are made at side edges on both sides of the bag.) Now Hdc in ea remaining st of rnd, finishing back at side of bag where you began.

Rnd 8
Hdc in ea st of entire round.

Rnd 9
Beginning at side of bag, work 1 dec Hdc st over the next two sts. Hdc in ea st around to other side of bag. Work 1 dec Hdc st over the next two sts at side of bag, then Hdc in ea remaining st of round, finishing at side of bag.

Rnd 10 – 12
Hdc in ea st of entire round. (End so you are at side edge of bag to begin flap.)

Flap
Row 1 – 2
Ch 2, turn, Hdc in each st across back half of purse for flap.

Row 3
Ch 2, turn, Sk 1st st, then Hdc in ea st across to 2nd to the last st. Sk 2nd to the last st, and then Hdc in last st. (1 Dec worked on both ends of flap.)

Row 4 – 6
Ch 2, turn, Sk 1st st, then Hdc in ea st across to 2nd to the last st. Sk 2nd to the last st, and then Hdc in last st.

Row 7
Mark the center front stitch on flap front for buttonhole.
Ch 2, turn. Sk 1st st, Hdc in ea st across to center st, Ch 1 and sk the center front st. Hdc in ea st across to 2nd to the last st. Sk 2nd to the last st, and then Hdc in last st.

Row 8
Ch 2, turn. Hdc in ea st and in the ch 1 space for buttonhole. FO.

Flap edging
Using J hook

Attach your yarn (2 strands of vhs tape) at top edge of flap with right side facing you.
Sc evenly around side edge of flap to make a nice even edge.

Tip:
You can manipulate your purse edge to make the flap straight and even. To do this, gently pull on the edges to shape your flap. You can also use your J hook to move your stitches around a bit to fix any misshaped sts or to cover any large holes in your flap.

FO and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Sew button under buttonhole opening on bag.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Dc – Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. Ā©2007

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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9 Responses to “Vcr V Evening Bag”

  1. Danny
    Aug 27, 2007

    I had no idea you could do that!


  2. Summer
    Aug 28, 2007

    This is a truly unique idea!


  3. And Miles To Go....
    Aug 28, 2007

    that is so clever!! Wow!


  4. Becca
    Aug 28, 2007

    What a beautiful bag. It even shimmers like vintage purses will. Great job! Thanks for stopping by my MIFS.


  5. Crafty Green Poet
    Aug 29, 2007

    This is fabulous! We have some old VCR tapes and were wondering what to do with them, now I only need to learn how to crochet…


  6. Stephanie
    Aug 29, 2007

    Very lovely.


  7. Cindy
    Sep 12, 2007

    great example of the vcr tape bags…. I have been making purses with vcr tape too, and invented my own pattern, I have a scan of the bag I would be willing to share with you, and the pattern as well. I basically crochet a pocket and use fancy yarns to crochet a couple of rows on the top of the bag, and crochet the strap to that, I cant make enough of them for my granddaughters.


  8. Kamal
    Sep 15, 2007

    It’s amazing what you can do by recycling materials……
    specially i like dis one….video tapes n buttons….. excellent…!
    šŸ™‚


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