Thursday, 14 July 2011

My Beautiful Crochet Bag


So, this is it! This is my beautiful, gorgeous, brilliant, oh-so-pretty self-made (!!!) crochet bag! I'm not being modest here, am I? I can't help it, though, I'm really proud of myself, I think it has come out perfectly, just as I've always imagined!

I got the idea for the bag when I spotted these handles on a bright orange summer bag I got a couple of years ago, as a gift with a magazine. I never wore that bag, I used it as as storage for my plastic bags, so I just chopped the handles off and transferred them to my new favourite!

Before I could do that, of course, I had to make fifty-four little granny squares and sew them together. I pictured my bag with white borders and I really like the result! I even took my sewing machine out to make the lining - I hadn't used it for ages! I picked some left-over fabric that I'd made sofa covers from when we first moved into our flat (sixteen years ago - the old sofa no longer lives here but the fabric remnants are still pretty...) - I even remembered to sew on a little inside pocket for my keys!

So many exclamation marks in one post - you can tell I'm pleased with myself, can't you... I've got some more crochet revelations for you tomorrow, only slightly smaller than today's... Until tomorrow, then!


  1. I'm not surprised you're chuffed to bits - your bag is brilliant! Lovely colours and pretty lining. Looks like a great size too. Enjoy using it!

  2. Oooh wow that is really cool and beautiful!!!! I love the linning of it, you must be so proud, it always feels great when you make something yourself :)

    Laura x

  3. Alix & Laura, thank you for your kind comments!


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