How can a clothespin bag this cute be weather resistant?
Because it's made out of highly durable nylon Mason Line! Here's what Wikipedia had to say about nylon:
Variation of luster: nylon has the ability to be very lustrous, semilustrous or dull.
Durability: its high tenacity fibers are used for seatbelts, tire cords, ballistic cloth and other uses.
Excellent abrasion resistance
Highly resilient (nylon fabrics are heat-set)
Paved the way for easy-care garments
High resistance to:
insects, fungi and animals
molds, mildew, rot
Used in carpets and nylon stockings
Melts instead of burning
Used in many military applications
(I italicized my favorite part!)
Here's the pattern: **This hasn't been tested, let me know of any problems!!**
Materials: Multipurpose Mason Line-twisted nylon. Uses about 10feet of line.
(pattern uses white and high visibility yellow)
G hook, stitch marker
ch31 with white
R1- sc in 2nd ch and each to last ch, 3sc in last ch, sc in rem loops of original ch to last ch, 2 sc in last ch. (62) do not join
R2- 2sc in 1st sc (mark 1st sc as new row), sc in 28, 2sc in next 3 sc, sc in 28, 2sc in 2, do not join.(68sc)
**Continue to move stitch marker up with each row**
R3-5- sc in each sc, cut white at end of row 5, join yellow
R6-22- sc in each, cut yellow at end of row 22, join white
R23-27- sc in each, cut white at end of row 27, join yellow
R28- sc in each
R29- sc in 10sc, sl st in 20sc, sc in 38sc
R30- sc in 10sc, ch1, turn
R31- sc in 48sc, ch1, turn,
R32-36- Repeat row 31. At end of row 36, ch19 and join with first sc of row.
R37- ch1, sc in join and next 4sc, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 29, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in last 5sc and each ch across, sl st to 1st sc.
R38- ch1, sc in join and next 3sc, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 27, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 23, join
R39- ch1, sc in join, sc dec twice, sc in 1, sc dec twice, sc in 21, sc dec twice, sc in 1, sc dec twice, sc in 20, join
R40- ch1, sc in join, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 21, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 20, join
R41- ch1, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 19, sc dec, sc in 1, sc dec, sc in 19, join
R42- ch1, sc dec 3 times, sc in 14, sc dec 4 times, sc in 14, sc dec, join
R43- sk join, sc dec 3 times, sc in 6, sc dec 6 times, sc in 6, sc dec 3 times (incl sk 1st sc)
R44- sl st in each st, cut and finish.
You can put an edging around the opening if you want...but you don't have to, this doesn't stretch like cotton.
Here's a shot of the hanger I used. It's an 18" doll hanger. You can find them here if nowhere else. Otherwise, just be creative and mutate a normal hanger to fit!
Here is what the Mason Line looks like.
If I re-do this I will use straight white. While the yellow has a neat look to it, the dye used to make it yellow make the nylon very sticky-ish. It is hard to work with and makes your hands and arms tired. The white is silky soft and crochets up quite nicely. :)