Monthly Archives: August 2019

Turquoise sturdy handbag

Did I mention I love bags? Well, I couldn’t help making this one and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I will be making more in different colours…..and maybe even mixing colours up a bit 🙂

The free pattern can be found at :

TIP: While the pattern calles for a chunky cotton yarn, if you like, you can also crochet this using two strands of DK acrylic – and a 6.5mm hook. It will take amost 4 x 50g balls.

TIP 2: I cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of the base of the bag (from a shoe box , which I was going to throw away), covered it nice fabric, and put it in the bag. That way, the base stays flat. It is not sewn in so you can easily remove it before washing the bag.


The Jackfield Tile Bag

I love bags ! And when I came across this gorgeous bag by Christine Bateman – I could not resist! It’s so very cute! And a fantastic use for left over yarn. For the lining, I used a ready made fabric tote bag – which I adjusted to the correct size, however, it is not as stiff as I would like – so next time, I will try a hessian type stiff bag as suggested in the design.

Here is the link to the pattern: