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Thunderbird Bag and Clutch


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Thunderbird Bag and Clutch Pattern Bag Measures 10" x 12" Clutch Measures 4" x 9" Size H 5.0 mm Crochet Hook 8 oz. Gray 4 oz. Gold 4 oz. Turquoise This is the classic Thunderbird Design in a bag and clutch pattern. You may also line these with an interior fabric if you choose. Gorgeous when completed. We show you our unique technique using only BASIC DOUBLE CROCHET to produce multi-colored, completely reversible hand crocheted products in one step. The finished products maintain their shape and texture washing after washing. Each pattern comes with a block diagram and instruction sheet and includes colors and amount of yarn required. All of our Patterns use 4 Ply Acrylic Yarn (wool can also be used). You will also receive our simple illustrated instruction booklet showing the method used to change colors quickly and easily while at the same time, making a completely reversible piece of crochet work. This technique is ridiculously simple and horribly addicting! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Double Crochet GAUGE 4 dc's in 1 row = 1" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bag 10" x 12" Clutch 4" x 9" SUGGESTED YARN 840 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Super Saver Solids

Recommended with this pattern

  • 4 oz. Turquoise
  • 4 oz. Gold
  • Size H 5.0mm Crochet Hook

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I have been crocheting and designing since I was a young girl. ~~Happy Crocheting! In the beginning--- I was taught to crochet by Maude Baker who made very frilly doilies out of very fine crochet thread and very small steel crochet hooks. Fascinated me as a sixth grader. I wanted to learn so she decided to start me on pot holders with yarn and a large hook. I made one and then wanted to make a very large doily with pansies all around the edge. It took a long time but I was hooked!!! I continued to crochet from then on but was never satisfied with just one color and didn't like the idea of how it looked when I had to tie off one color and start another. By this time we were living in New Mexico and I loved the hand woven Navajo rugs but couldn't afford the prices they were bringing. My sister-in-law came to visit from Michigan and hinted that she would like a set of thunderbird placemats in turquoise and off-white. So, I drew up some designs and started to crochet with 4-ply acrylic yarn. I hated the way they looked with all the ends and they did not have the thickness or body I wanted. Aha!!! That's when I devised the method of changing colors without cutting off the old color and by running the color not being used through the inside of the double crochet. It also gave the piece stability and the desired thickness. I made those placemats and entered them in the Otero County Fair in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They won!