Best yarn to use for tote bag?

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BeenieW wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 8:45 AM

I am going to make a tote bag.  Which type of yarn should I use to minimize stretching?  I have seen bags that after a little use, the bag and handles stretch waaay out of shape.  Thanks for your help.  Cool

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cgiglio01 wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 12:58 PM

Hi BeenieW,

I haven't  tested my bags too much since they've been recently made, but I am finding the  ones I make with the cheaper acrylic yarns, like red heart for example seem the sturdiest. I've used softer yarns and the bags seem very floppy. So it seems the cheaper more coarse yarns are best for a bag project. 

 

Good luck!

Cathie

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BeenieW wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 1:09 PM

thanks, Cathie

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DonnaP wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 2:04 PM

I like to use cotton and a smaller sized hook than called for.

 

Also, there is a nylon yarn, Hilo Lo Espigo (spelling may be off), at Hobby Lobby that makes a very sturdy tote. Unfortunately,  because it is nylon, it's a little hard on the hands.

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cgiglio01 wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 7:59 PM

Donna,

This is so cool, great info on the  nylon yarn! I can't wait to use some!

 

Beenie: there is a free pattern on this site that sells that yarn:

http://creativeyarnsource.com/cosmopolitan_bag.html

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techmad wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 8:19 PM

Sugar and cream is a good one to use it doesn't stretch and holds it shape.

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ammyrodrics wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 6:29 AM

This is really a good idea..tote bags looks good and are in great trend these days..And it will be like a cherry on the cake if we have it with crochet..Isn't it?

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