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