I have to say it -- I think this bag is beautiful. I had a lot of fun designing it and I can’t wait to start using it. As a crocheter, you might be wondering what the chunky, knit-look stitch is. It is chains made from chains. It is quite simple to do, and I really love the effect! This crochet technique is perfect for a handbag; giving it texture, style and shape.
My inspiration for this design came simply from the fact that I love handbags (you really can’t have too many bags, can you?) and I am always trying to find or create the “thicker” stitches that are well suited for them.
This bag is not lined. It measures approx. 9.5” wide, approx. 10.5” long (without straps) and approx. 19.5” long (with straps).
This tote bag would obviously make a lovely gift for a woman or teenage girl. I think it would be stunning worked up in a bright color for spring and summer and also very attractive worked up in a dark, vibrant color for fall and winter.
This KnotYourselfOut crochet tote bag is named: STRAPPY LITTLE BAG.
Thank you for checking out my Strappy Little Bag crochet pattern!
This crochet tote bag pattern / tutorial is suitable for an intermediate crocheter. It uses standard American (US) English crochet terminology. It has been tested for clarity and accuracy by a professional crochet designer. In addition, it contains many step-by-step how-to photos. I am confident this pattern will make for a happy crochet experience (and a very useful bag).
I am available to answer questions, should you have any.
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Sonja Hood (KnotYourselfOut Crochet Patterns)