Monday, July 19, 2010

Crochet Fashionable Bag

Once reading an instruction for a fashionable bag on a crochet magazine (borrowed from a friend and I cannot remember its name), I know I have to make one for my own. It's a combination of solid granny squares with 4 different colors, and the design is really attractive!

This really is a great idea to start my "A Granny A Day" plan, so I began with a very excited feeling! The result is load of solid squares like this:


Then I joined them together in the way like this, put handles on, sewed lining and here is my complete bag:

Opened with the lining inside:

I think maybe you want to know how to make it, so I tried to write down what I have done in case you need, hope it's useful for you.

Instruction for the bag:

You need to make 24 motifs (6 motifs in one color), each motif is about 9.5-10cm.
Size F 3.75mm crochet hook.
Cotton yarn is for your choice, as long as it reaches your gauge.
A pair of bag handles: you can order from your local store.
  • Motif pattern and instruction: you can find here (thanks Teresa).
  • Joining to form a bag:
Follow this diagram and use the yarn color which you choose as main color of your bag to join motifs together to form a bag (for my bag it is green).

With wrong side facing, work a row of sc along edges, work each sc through front loops only on both edges. Dash lines on diagram are where motifs folded and joined to both front and back to form side and bottom seams.

Note:
Do not join the outside edges of the top 4 motifs on both sides as this a bag opening.

With right side facing and your main color yarn, work sc in each stitch along the outside edges of the top motifs on the bag. Weave all ends.

Must say, I love this bag soooooooooo much!!! Just wanna bring it with me all my way! :)

21 comments:

Gus said...

you are very handy!

Gus said...

Beautiful! Thanks very!

futuregirl said...

I love the surprise purple lining! Great bag. :)

lovestitch said...

Yeah, thanks to your tutorial of sewing a lining I can make this one! I am so happy you love it!
Appreciate your kindness!
Thank you!

freshpursuit said...

wow..tats a supercool bag.....n i liked te handle sooo much...
i hv been lukin for a bag pattern n i guess i found one here.. :)
btw..u hv gt a blog wit lootsa info...
do cm n visit my blog too wen u get time :)
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lovestitch said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and I am so glad it useful for you!
If you need anything more about this bag pattern please let me know :)
Will come to your blog right now, thanks for leaving the link!

freshpursuit said...

dear..thk u soo much for ur encoutaging comments.....
luking forward to sharing crochet in te future... :)

Pearlin J said...

what a pretty bag! Love the handles also :)

daperfectmix said...

this is a beautiful bag! i found your blog from FutureGirl's blog. so now i'm a new follower. check out my blog when you have a chance.
http://daperfectmix.blogspot.com

lovestitch said...

Pearlin J: Thank you! Hope you enjoy your vist!

lovestitch said...

daperfectmix: Thanks for your comment! And thanks for following my blog. I am on your blog now and will take a tour!!! :)

zie said...

dear.. how do you attach the lining to your bag..? i did a bag yesterday but i just sew them (the lining + the bag) together.. i don't really like the outcome, though.. can you explain..?

lovestitch said...

@Zie: How to attach the lining: place lining into the bag, and making a double hem at the top (to secure), pin in place (where you will put your handles in). Then sew the lining around the top edge, making sure you sew securely round the handle hoops.
You can learn more from futugirl's tutorials here:
http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2008/10/tutorial-sew-a-lining-into-a-crocheted-bag.aspx
Pls feel free to contact me if there's something unclear.

zie said...

i've read the tutorial.. thank you... =)

Mopo said...

This bag is very nice, so I take inspiration for my job. I've linked your blog in my post, I hope you don't mind. Also I know Teresa's blog ;).
Sorry about my English, it's not my first language: I'm italian! :)
Thank you!

Megan said...

I love, love, love the colors you chose! I've never attempted a granny square, but now I really want to so I can make one of these bags. Thanks for sharing!

pattas said...

You are a very talented lady :)) Your bags are beautiful:))

lovestitch said...

Thank you so much ladies! I'm glad you like it!

Monika said...

I have just learned to make solid crochet squares. This looks like great project. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How much yarn did this take to make? I want to try this and I need to know how much to buy.

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