Hey everyone. I have just finished making a bag, which I made with all the terrible coloured $2 acrylic yarns that I’ve had lying about for years, and remnants I only had a small amount of.
Most of the bag is made with these yarns, held together to make one thick strand:
I made a red stripe with one strand of leftover super thick red yarn held with one strand of the rainbow yarn, and a greenish stripe is made with these, I just kept the stripe going until the pink yarn ran out:
When I got to the handle, I ran out of the burgundy yarn in the first picture, and replaced it with a pale purple yarn, but kept the rest of the strands.
So I managed to use up most of the remnants of yarn I had, and made a “bag of too many colours”, but hey, its functional ! For the lining, I used an old pillowcase, and used the excess to make two long pockets on one side, and a short pocket on the other, plus I covered the thick cardboard I used for the base with it
And now for the unveiling, the bag looks like this !
And the inside (you can see the pockets):
So all in all, a functional, semi attractive bag made from yarns I wasn’t going to be making any clothing with. The pattern for the bag is the Easy Peasy Crochet Bag and can be found here.
The handle is quite simple. When you get to the place where you’d like the handle to start, stop crocheting and (use stitch markers to mark the places so its even) chain as many chains as you’d like the length of the handle to be. In this case I chained 66, and then skip a section of SC’s and do a SC to attach the other end of the handle, and keep crocheting until you get to the other side, and do the same. Then keep single crocheting around, and when you get to the first handle, do a SC in each chain. SC around the entire top of the bag, including the handles, three times, so that the handle is three rows, then slip stitch to join at the side of the bag.
This same idea can be used to make a very low, flat handle, with just enough gap to get your fingers through.
This bag is very large, actually it measures 46cm across, 33cm in height (not including the handles), and it has a base which is 13cm wide. It will make a great nappy bag !