Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Crochet Bag - a prototype...

Family life has got in the way of creative time of late, but I was determined to use the sunny Bank Holiday weekend to actually finish something.  For ages now I've been wanting to make a crocheted bag. I've spent far too long on Pinterest looking for inspiration but wasn't able to choose one design. I finally decided to make one out of some cheap acrylic in my stash as an experiment. I'd seen a lovely, structured bag made out of the African Flower motif so I made a few motifs to see how they would fit together.

The shapes came together quite quickly resulting in a rather floppy sack shape!

I found some Amy Butler fabric and made a double thickness lining to add a bit of structure.

I sewed the handles inbetween the linings and then hand stitched it to the top of the crocheted bag...

I did consider putting some cardboard in the base but decided against it as I didn't want it to be too rigid. As a first attempt it's not too bad, but I already have plans for prototype number 2!

I want to use some of this yummy yarn (Rowan Fine Tweed) to make a similar bag but with a different motif and a slightly more rounded shape.

Finally, in honour of the sunshine that has finally made an appearance, here is a gratuitous shot of Mabel in her Summer attire!


  1. The bag looks great but Mabel is awesome!

  2. It's always good to suddenly find your creative side again. Your crochet bag looks great as first attempt especially lined too. Of course Mabel looks fantastic just need the sun to stay around abit longer now.

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