by Alison Stapleton
Crochet bags are fun and easy to make. There are many types of bags and most can be made in crochet. The beauty of these designs is that they usually can be made in a day or two.
Start now and have a new bag each season (that’s four this year) or go ahead and craft yourself one for each month.
Crochet bags do not last forever and depending on the yarns you use they can get worn, fluff or pill easily.
Take care to choose natural fibres like cotton or wool or select tough acrylics.
Where to put your crochet bags when out and about
Never chuck a crochet bag (or any bag for that matter) onto the floor. Rather leave it hanging on the back of your chair
In a restaurant or coffee shop
Tuck your bag behind your back on the chair in a restaurant or coffee shop.
Only place spectacular evening bags on the dining table.
You can get a handy dandy portable handbag hook and dangle your bag stylishly from the table edge.
On the bus, train or subway
Always have your bag on your knee. Don’t leave it on the seat next to you (this attracts grab-and-runs). Not on the floor.
If your commute is very dirty put you crochet bag into a see-though plastic bag for travelling in busy public places.
In the cloakroom
Hang it on the hook or knob behind the door. Never place your crochet bag on top of the cistern. Really?
Never ever on the floor. Tuck it under your arm as you hover.
At the basin, if you have to put it on the counter, place some paper towels down first.
You never know what lurks in public places.
Care for your crochet bag
You have spent many hours making your crochet bag so you need to care for it to extend its longevity.
When bags like this get dirty or stained it is hard to clean them so the best way is to protect them beforehand.
Any bag you make and use says something about you. You want you crochet bags to be beautiful for a long time so take care and enjoy using your hand crafted bags.
Bag patterns coming soon
These bag patterns will be coming soon. I will add them as soon as I can.
The patterns are free for a few days and then cost $2 for a PDF download. Check back often to pick up your free bag patterns.
There are more free patterns here.