Thursday, 13 February 2014

Crocheted Slurpee Run Bag

I'm still obsessed with making cute amigurumi crocheted things. But I took a little break to make this...

Okaaayyyy... so it's still cute and resembles amigurumi, but it opens!

Yes... you read that correctly. This Slurpee opens and can be used as a bag!

No way!  You know as soon as I saw the pattern for this (and then learned how to crochet) that I just had to make it!

Here's the link to my project on Ravelry (it should have a link to the pattern in there, but as I was crocheting it, I went back to the pattern and it only had pictures and no instructions! ack! Good thing I was able to get a cached version of the pattern and keep going).

 I even learned a new crochet technique with this one. Colourwork. If you look on the inside you can see that I was able to do a pretty decent job of carrying the colour of yarn that I wasn't using along with the stitches in order to eliminate funny lines of yarn on the back. Anyway, I guess it wouldn't have mattered if I didn't do that because I put a real Slurpee cup (cut to shape) inside the bag to hold its structure a little more.

 The top is made with brown of course because Pepsi Slurpee is my favourite! I even put in an authentic Slurpee straw. It was totally no problem to drink the 2  large Slurpees out of the cups I needed to make this project.

Originally, the pattern was for more of a generic looking slushie. It had felt letters spelling "cool" on the front. I decided that this one had to look like an authentic Slurpee, so I carefully cut out the label from a cup, hole punched it along the edge and sewed it on with the blue and red yarn I used to make the cup.

Here's what the back looks like. I love how the stripes swirl a little. The top of the Slurpee closes with a drawstring. The pattern actually had me make several little buttonholes along the top of the Slurpee part in order to string the chain through for a closure. I'm going to put all my Slurpee run money, cellphone, keys, sunglasses, etc in here this summer and use it A LOT! It's so cute!

What do you think? A project totally designed for me isn't it? Or for almost anyone here in the Slurpee capital of the world! :D

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So cute an looks like the real thing.