- Goes with most outfits
- Can be dressed up or down
- Fits everything a girl needs and more!
Well, this is my version of such a bag :-)
I got the pattern by altering/combining 3 Pierrot Yarn designs. The original designs are available for free here, here and here from Ravelry.
I had a lot of fun crocheting this bag. The colours were chosen to match a headscarf my sister gifted me. The pattern is very simple and can be adjusted to make many different designs.
Fat Bag PatternI used DK yarn in (Black, Charcoal and Chocolate) and a 4mm crochet hook.
The following stitches are used:
- tr (US dc)
- dc (US sc)
- slip stitch
Following the diagram may make it easier to visualise the pattern...
With 2 strands of yarn worked together, prepare a Classic Granny Square in tr that measures +-56cm. You can change colour (or not, as desired).
Variation: Instead of a Granny Square, you could prepare the square in stripes, chevron, ripples, crocodile stitch, ANYTHING! as long as the piece is square, measuring +-56cm. I'd like to try one using a Counterfeit Logo design from The Counterfeit Crochet Project.
This is basically 8 rows of dc worked in single yarn around the entire square. To get the corners nice and pointy, work 3 dc into each corner.
This is 8 rows of dc worked on two opposite sides of the square and extending into the handles on the other two sides.
Row 1: Dc along one side of bag, ch65, dc into opposite corner and down the opposite side, ch65 and slst into starting dc on initial corner.
Rows 2: Dc into each dc of previous round, dc into each ch
Rows 3-8: Dc into each dc of previous round.
Lining the bag ensures it doesn't stretch out of proportion and can be filled to the brim. For this particular bag, I admit, I played no part in the lining. Credit, instead, should go to my dear mother who loves sewing so much that she teaches it! :-)
Is it just me, or do other ladies out there have a favourite handbag? I'd love to hear about yours, and it would be fun to see pics as well... even if it isn't crochet! :-) Please do comment and let me know!
Till next time... Stay peaceful!