Huntley Gift Bag

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If you love to crochet, head on over to Little Monkeys Crochet , a blog full of cool patterns in all sorts of categories. The one that caught my eye is this pretty bag, made with about 275 yards of  medium weight cotton using a couple of stitches on a size H hook. It’s a free pattern, and Rebecca gives permission to sell things made with her free patterns so long as credit is given. The finished bag is 9″L x 3″W x 6″H. It looks easy enough to make larger or smaller.

This looks like a perfectly portable summer project, especially for a plane trip. No needles to scare security. One summer I lost an $18 pair of knitting needles at Charles deGaulle Airport checkpoint…. Now I bring plastic. Or crochet.

Sigh. Here’s the pattern. Thank you, Rebecca!

Natural Curls Tote

Having naturally curly hair,  alternately the bane and joy of my existence, the title of this stylish bag caught my eye. It’s a free crochet pattern from Italian designer Nicoletta Tronci, featuring lots of single crochet to make the fabric sturdy, and some whimsical topstitching to fancy it up. It would probably look great in any color, but I really like the purple.

Beach Bag

Image of Beach BagIf this bag doesn’t shout “summer!!!”, I don’t know what does. Love these colors, and the design of the stripes (it isn’t easy to get stripes right, I’ve found). This great bag is from Lion Brand. It requires 5 colors of Cotton-Ease, and a size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook. The fabric makes up tight enough to eliminate the need for lining. Love it! If you’re like me, you can never have enough bags and totes…..

Knitted Market Bag

Bags, purses, sacks, I just can’t have enough of them. Most of them are full of yarns, incomplete projects, patterns, and books. This one looks a lot like the crocheted market bag I posted a while back, only this is knitted. I like to crochet, but LOVE to knit. Anyway, here’s the latest great bag pattern I’ve found.

This is free, but you might have to sign in to download. Membership is also free.

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