Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crochet Bag

Project: Crochet Bag
Yarn: Karginlar Sentetik Makrame Iplik, 4 balls
Hook: 4 mm
Lining: knitted fabric from an old blouse
Time to make: 3 days

I ran out of yarn some 15 stitches before the end, so I had to redo the last row of the strap, crocheting tighter, to make the yarn suffice. But that meant that I didn't have yarn to do the flower. So as a decoration I took the tag from an old D&G bag, a favourite of mine and quite shabby now, and added it to this new purse. I think it looks cool :)

I made the bag following the excellent instructions and pattern chart from Bend Beanies.

The body of the bag - stretched and folded in half.

The lining - this is the back of a blouse my daughter outgrew this year (and my first attempt to sew knits).

The pocket is made from the lower part of the sleeve. I sewed it double, for better organization of the odds and ends one holds in her bag :)

The lining - basted ...

... and sewn by hand:

The gathering bands shape the bag (and evening photo)

The bag is ready. Inside:

Because the sleeve had a reinforcement at the end, which I kept, the pocket now has two narrow places for pens :)


  1. Честита, честита. С радост да се фръцкаш!

    1. Благодаря ти! Знаеш, че ти си ми вдъхновителка за тази чанта :)

  2. e mnogo mi haresva:) strahotno izpullnenie i model!

  3. Gorgeous!I love it to pieces. It's so cute! And wow a quick knit too.

  4. fantastic, the double pocket is a great idea too

  5. this is so beautiful, the lining is awesome too. have a great friday xxx

  6. I really really really love this bag. The yarn you've chosen is just perfect and I love how it's constructed. I thought you'd adapted the fat bottom bag from the Happy Hooker book, but this one is so much better.

  7. That is great! I love how it turned out! And great tips on the lining...I hate lining and do it all by hand..

  8. That is a really great bag. I love the lining.

  9. The bag looks great! You did a wonderful job with the lining, and I love that the sleeve created a little pocket.

  10. How lovely! You did a wonderful job. I am hopeful my crochet skills will be that good some day soon. Love the lining too, and a pocket is a great idea.

  11. I am usually not a fan of crochet bags but this is GORGEOUS

  12. This is fantastic! I love it! Are you worried about the handles stretching at all? You did a great job!!

  13. This is cute, and so clever! I love the pretty lining too, a very clever use of your daughter's old blouse. You did a wonderful job!

  14. Здравей, много ми харесва чантата :) Исках да попитам от къде си купуваш преждата?