Nova Rusticana Purse

I decided to update the pattern for the Rustic Coin Purse design, except the update turned into a complete re-design! I’ve kept the listing for the old design, but renamed the new one to avoid confusion. Chris can take the credit for the new name, he was knitting with neon acrylic yarn at the time,…

Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!

I first released the pattern for the Raspberry Ripple bag in 2013, it’s one of my favourites, but I didn’t do it full justice at the time because I used *whispers* acrylic yarn…I wasn’t too impressed with the original pic either, so a new one was taken in 2016… Well there is now a new…

Pandora’s Purse Crochet Pattern

I’ve had the idea to create a “top-down” bag for sometime, but it wasn’t until I rediscovered this pattern that it all came together. Many years ago I swore I would never use black yarn, but no other colour would do this design justice. Fortunately I’ve just moved my craft chair in front of a…

Prairie Pioneer Bag Crochet Pattern

I actually started work on this design over a year ago, then got distracted by knitting, as one does! There is absolutely no sewing involved, well apart from weaving in loose ends, it is crocheted from the base in the round, and then the handle is worked from side to side. The basket weave pattern…

Beaded Favour Gift Bag Knitting Pattern

Finally the sun has come out so I can take pictures of my new design, it’s been so frustrating having to wait. I finished it not long after I wrote the post about using a ball of yarn and beads for something…well this is the something! The idea came from the paper favour gift bags that…

The Tattershall Tote Knitting Pattern

This started as a simple stitch pattern, then evolved into a bag! I love the texture of this stitch, and the colour too. Materials Sample used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, worsted/aran weight, approximately half a 400g cone, (300 yards/274 metres), in Sage 4mm needles cable needle Finished Size: Approximatively 12”/30cm wide, 11”/28cm high, excluding handles….

The Mavis Enderby Purse

My inspiration for this purse was drawn from Medieval aumônières, reliquary pouches and heraldry. I specifically chose a yarn that had an old look to it, with suitably muted colours. The shield on the back was designed to allow space for initials to be crocheted or embroidered for personalisation if desired. Please Note: This purse…

The Handmaiden’s Purse

I’ve been inspired by Chris’ Netmaking Tutorials, and thought I’d design a crocheted net bag. My intention was to make a simple tote bag and include a few tufts/bobbles in the design, then this pattern started to emerge, and a simple tote bag became a beautiful Handmaiden’s Purse. American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials 50g…

Crocheted Scrabble Bag

This a the bag I crocheted for our Scrabble tiles. It’s just a simple bag, worked in HDC (half-double crochet) with a circle for the base, then up the sides, a little band of decoration in the middle, then holes for the cord. The pink yarn is Teddy Cleopatra DK Cotton, and the accent yarn is…

Crofter’s Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: Colour A – 1 x 50g ball (170m/184yds) of Sirdar Crofter DK Fair Isle effect in shade 0062, Tam O’Shanter Colour B – Approximately ½ of a 50g ball (145m/158yds) of James C. Brett Cotton On in shade CO16, Grass Green 4.0mm hook 1 Button Finished Size: approximately 3.5”/19cm…

Stormy Heather Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: Main colour – 2 x 100g balls (200m/219yds) of James C Brett Lakeland Chunky in colourway K8 Contrast colour – 1 x 100g ball (110m/120yds) of King Cole Magnum Chunky in colourway 158 5.5mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 14”/36cm high, 13”/33cm wide Handle length 96”/244cm long buy now on…

Granny’s Reticule

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours 3.5mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 9″/23cm tall, the base is 5″/13cm in diameter buy now on Ravelry

Raspberry Ripple Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours, approximately 92m/100yds for main colour, and 65m/71yds in contrast colour 3.5mm hook for main part & handles 4.5mm for basketweave Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″/17cm wide, 4.5″/11cm tall. buy now on Ravelry

How to line a bag

I’m usually so busy designing that I never include instructions for lining bags, to be honest, although my sewing is passable, there are several people who have explained the process far better than I ever could. The ‘Sew A Lining Into A Crocheted Bag‘ tutorial on Futuregirl’s blog is packed with plenty of photos. Another…

Champagne Kisses Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn 4.00mm hook button Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″/17cm wide, by 5.5″/14cm tall download free pdf from Ravelry

Petite Purse

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn 4.00mm hook button Finished Size: Approximately 5″/13cm at the widest part, 3.5″/9cm tall excluding handle, 5″/13cm including handle This can be scaled up in size, or made with chunky yarn, and would be ideal for a gift bag. It is worked in the round so you…