I’ve been working on crocheting items for my mother-in-law whose company is putting on a convention in 2012 and to raise money they are having a “Country Store” and plan on selling handmade items that are being donated. So far I’ve whipped up a couple baby blankets, several hats, and a scarf or 2.
While browsing newly added patterns on Ravelry, I found a pattern for a granny square bag. I thought it was super cute and looked easy, so Monday night at craft night, I whipped up a couple basic granny squares. I decided to go with the 3 square bag first and will tackle the 4 square one next.
Here is the completed bag. I really like it. I did chose an easy granny square pattern, but it has several largish size holes, which doesn’t make it ideal for carrying small items like tubes of lipstick/lip gloss or loose change. It would be perfect for a wallet/checkbook/change purse and a set of keys or even to use to carry a book or 2 and some sunscreen for a jaunt to the beach.
It’s quite roomy inside and the short strap places the bag comfortably under your arm.
I made a little flower button and a loop to make a closure for it.
Overall, I’m very happy with how this bag came out. You can use pretty much any granny square and can make the bag any size. I like the look of the flapstyle bag and I think I’m going to make my next one with a tighter granny square so things won’t have the chance to fall out…either that or I’ll have to learn how to line the inside with fabric…
I think I’ll be making one of these for me, soon! I think I’ll make the strap longer so I can loop the bag over my opposite shoulder (I feel more secure like that) and maybe I will learn how to line a bag for myself…it’s probably not a bad skill to have!