I never know how to start a blog post. Or a painting. Or a difficult conversation. But, new crochet projects come very easily to me, often uninvited, at the worst possible moment, when I’m so busy with another crochet project (or projects) that I can’t even manage all of them at the same time. Something like that happened with this bag. I was working on my Blooming Blanket pattern, and boom! The idea for this bag came totally unexpectedly but it still managed to convince me that it was a good idea to stop working on the tutorial and to go about making this bag. So, I made it.
Crocheting this bag was a pleasurable experience, and it went very smoothly. I already had all the yarn I needed, and didn’t struggle (like I often do) to find the perfect color combo. I even had this plaid fabric for the lining which was a perfect match for the bag.
The bag isn’t very big (24 x 26 cm), but it’s big enough for your basic things. You can easily put your wallet, keys, phone, and some make-up in it.
Let’s talk about the yarn. I love, love, love cotton yarn, and for this bag I used 100% cotton yarn “Tango” (St. George), and a beautiful “Una” yarn (also from St. George) with thin silver thread, which unfortunately isn’t visible in these photos but looks really great in real life.
Because I love things to be nice and neat, (but not perfect!), I decided to line the bag with some plain fabric. I even added the same fabric on the inner side of the strap to make it firm, and to avoid stretching.
At the end I added those small colorful circles around the opening because I don’t know, I deeply believe that less is more, but I often ignore that rule and add bright colors and shiny yarn and little circles… maybe I have a secret gypsy soul… who knows… but it doesn’t matter because I really love this bag!
Cindy Loeffler says
So very cute! I love it!
Kay D says
Thank you so very much for being so generous. I just love your designs, and how you put various colors together. Your certainly one talented lady!
I just love this! Can’t wait for the tutorial. All of your work is just beautiful. I love your color combinations….so cheerful and contemporary!!!
Jan smith says
I think we belong to the same tribe ! Gypsey at Heart.
For I too can’t get enough of happy colours.
Unfortunately I can’t get hold of your St George cotton, but am trying the lovely sirdar instead.
May you continue to bring all this gypseyness to your crochet.
welcome to the tribe! ? I will continue to show my secret gypsy soul through my crochet for sure because it’s so much fun!
Deborah Nisson says
Love. Love. Love. I want to make this! Can’t wait for the pattern. Thank you for sharing.
It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all your colorful work.
What a nice bright bag! I especially like the curlicues!
You are so talented! I too love granny square crafts. Thanks for Sharing!
Linda, Ontario Canada
I love your crochet work. Please make tutorials. I would gladly purhase a tutorial on how you make your granny square bags or totes. Thank so much for sharing. Your beautiful projects stated me to crochet and I just enjoy it so much.
Thanks, Jane! I will make tutorials for bags in the future, actually, I’m working on a tutorial for my Boho bag (haven’t posted it on my blog yet) at the moment, hope I will finish it soon!
Vsaka vaša objava prinese veliko lepega v moj dom. Slaba sem v kvačkanju, a ga zelo cenim in občudujem.
Hvala in še veliko cigansko lepih izdelkov vam želim.
So beautiful! Do you have a pattern that shows how to make this bag?
thank you (:
No I didn’t write the pattern, but you can find the pattern for the classic granny square on the Internet.
This is simply beautiful. U have a nice colour choice
Such beatiful bag! Where could I find a guide how to crochet “ those small colorful circles around the opening ”
Thanks and congrats for your blog and your crations
Thank you Patricia for your kind words! I did not write down the instructions for this bag, so unfortunately you can’t find it anywhere.
Linda Arias says
I would love to make this bag for my granddaughter. It is adorable! Do you have a pdf pattern I can purchase?
Sorry, I don’t. I didn’t make the pattern for the bag.