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Finished Yoga Mat Bag

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 8, 2009

I’m home sick today. Not swine flu but definitely something. I had some soup, crawled into bed for a few hours, emerged, and worked the final stitches of my yoga mat bag. Of course, it’s doubtful that I’ll be well enough to go to yoga class tonight! But at least the bag is finished and even the leaf points are tacked down. You may wonder, why Irish crochet? It started out as a plain mesh stitch and I thought it resembled a plain Irish crochet ground. So I added a few traditional flowers and leaves, then some tendrils (Bosnian crochet, tacked down with a running stitch).

Here’s the finished mat:

Finished Irish Crochet Yoga Mat Bag

Close-up of one of the rose and leaf clusters:

Finished Irish Crochet Yoga Mat Bag

Drawstring closure (tie in Bosnian crochet — chain 1 row, slipstitch 2nd row) and loop securing carrying strap. As I posted earlier, the carrying strap is looped around the circumference of the mat for added support and the end is sewn into a loop so that the strap fits tightly while the bag is being carried:

Finished Irish Crochet Yoga Mat Bag

Carrying Strap with loop

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