However, for now, let's take a look at the progression on my Mandala Bag, shall we? I have now joined both panels, and am now in the process of making two straps, which will be supported by four wooden rings and attached to the body of the bag with four connectors, crocheted in the same way as the straps. Not sure if this makes sense...
The straps are made of 8 long rows of dcs in the yellow, with a blue border made of of 1 row of dcs, and 1 row of crabstitch. The connecters, which are not pictured above - as they hadn't yet been made! - will be much shorter versions of the straps. The ends of the straps will be wrapped and secured around the wooden rings, while the connecters will be folded in half around the rings with both ends secured onto the body of the bag. I promise to post pictures soon to make all this look crystal-clear!
In the meantime, go check other hooksters' work at Jijihook's for the Granny Love Challenge.
Thanks for reading! :)