This crochet bag is so easy to make and quick too. You can make it plain or striped or add a bit of fluff to give a bit of a retro 60's look
A bit wary of using fluffy yarn?
Click here to learn how to combat the problems associated with crocheting with the stuff - particularly knowing where exactly amongst all that fluff to insert your hook.
Instructions below are for the fluffy version. if you want it plain then substitute the fluffy rows with plain ones.
You will need 2 x 50 gram balls of a plain smooth acrylic double knitting yarn (UK weight) and 2 x 50 gram balls of a feathery type yarn. The yarn will be doubled up and I used two contrasting colours together, but if you prefer you can use 2 strands of the same colour.
You will also need two circular hoops for the handles, no smaller than 4.5 inches (11cm) in diameter.
For beginners, once you are confident and have had plenty of practise with the single crochet stitch (UK double crochet) you should have no problem in working stitches straight on to the handle as shown below. Also, feathery yarn is quite difficult to use if you are not yet a confident crocheter
Using 2 strands of double knitting (UK weight) smooth yarn, work 20 single crochet stitches (UK double crochet) into the ring handle.
Work 3 more rows of single crochet.
Next row, 2 single crochet into first stitch. Work one single crochet into all but the last stitch. Work 2 single crochet into the last stitch. (22 stitches)
Repeat last row 4 more times (30 stitches)
Work 2 more rows without increasing.
Change to feathery yarn and using 2 strands, work 4 rows of single crochet.
Change back to plain yarn and work 6 rows
Then 4 rows feathery, 6 rows plain, 4 rows feathery, 6 rows plain.
make another piece the same.
Using one strand of the plain yarn, sew sides and bottom together and darn in loose ends.
If you are a whiz with needle and thread you could also line this bag if you don't like the idea of it having a fluffy inside!
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