When it comes to crochet bags, one size does not fit all.
But do not despair. This simply means that you need a closet full of bags,
purses, totes, and satchels for every occasion. And while you are choosing the
perfect size, from an evening clutch to an overnight tote, you can choose from
an amazing variety of construction techniques.
|Granny Bag by Mags Kandis
The Granny Bag by Mags Kandis combines two classic crochet
techniques: felting and crocheted granny squares. This particular tote is thirteen
inches wide and fourteen and a half inches long after the felting process is
finished, making it the perfect size for and afternoon at the park, a great
project bag, or a quick shopping trip.
This simple bag also uses just two simple handles and uses
no closure, such as a zipper or magnetic snap. As is common for many crochet
bags, this tote is lined with fabric. The lining is especially important with
loose crochet stitches that might allow small items to slip out of the bag.
||Twist Bag by Brenda K. B. Anderson
On the opposite end of the bag spectrum is the Twist Bag by
Brenda K. B. Anderson. This is the perfect evening bag with a literal design
twist. The nine inch diameter makes this the perfect size for a fancy dinner
out. Stitches worked in the back loop only create the stretchy textured ribs,
but it's the manipulation of the finished fabric that creates the
three-dimensional bag. The lining in this purse is crocheted as well. A purse frame is sewn to the opening to allow
you to completely seal the bag so you won't lose anything.
These are only two examples of crochet bag styles. You can
apply any crochet technique to this amazing accessory. Get both of these back
patterns plus innovative hats, socks, mittens, amigurumi, afghans, and more by
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P.S. What is your favorite bag size?