Handbag handles can be finicky. You want to make them sturdy to avoid stretching or losing shape. Plus, you want them comfortable to sit on your shoulder or in your hand. This pattern will teach you how to crochet a handle in three different ways: braided handle, tube handle, and Tunisian handle. They're perfect as crochet handbag handles for your bag, tote, purse, and more.
"The Tricolor Tote has so many fun details - changing stitch patterns, fun tassels, braided handles - but its soft color palette and orderly structure bring balance to this fast and fun (and free!) crochet pattern! The Tricolor Tote was designed using Lion Brand Fast-Track, which is a really fun and unique yarn! Soft cotton/poly blend in a tape-like shape, it's like crocheting with your favorite t-shirts. And I love the look it gives projects! This tote is also another pattern on my never-ending search for the ideal bag handles. I've tried many different methods over the years, but I think this is the first time I've tried braids! This yarn lends itself really well to these braided handles, with only a tiny bit of stretch, lots of strength, and some great color play that ends in tassels! If this handle style isn’t to your taste, you can always add pre-purchased handles, or crochet your own using the linked tutorial!"
Paliki Pocket Tote
Paliki means “small” in Hungarian (or so I'm told). And this pocket tote is small, but sturdy - perfect for when you need a bag that won't stretch out, keeping your farmer’s market purchases safe and protected! A great addition to your usual assortment of bags, the Paliki Pocket Tote is the one that's “just right” for all those small special items! Wondering what a “pocket tote” is? It's a tote that folds up into itself, perfect for stashing in your purse or car so you always have it when you need it. This one also features a pretty ribbon woven through the handle. That's not just for looks - the ribbon keeps the handle from stretching out due to the weight of your goodies. And the double layer on the bottom adds even more stability to this handy crochet bag!
Wildflower Shoulder Crochet Bag
The Wildflower Shoulder Crochet Bag is a gorgeous crochet pattern. This incredibly versatile purse is a neutral creme color, so it pairs well with any type of outfit. You can dress it up for work or dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt. The crochet flower detail really makes this easy bag pattern stand out. The buttons in the center of the flowers add a special touch to this bag. You won't be able to make just one purse when you discover all the ways you can use this wardrobe staple. Plus, once your friends see your new accessory, they're going to want one too.
Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag
The Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag is a unique crochet pattern to work up because it doesn't use a traditional crochet hook. Instead, a Tunisian Afghan Hook is needed to work up this particular crocheted bag, in addition to a regular 6.5 mm crochet hook. This bag is made in three different Tunisian crochet stitches, in the short row technique, for its unique look. After crocheting, the bag is felted, giving it extra strength. Tunisian crochet is a great medium for felting and produces beautiful results. The crocheted tote measures about 17 inches across and 16 inches tall (not including handle).
Mosaic Crochet Beach Bag Pattern
This Mosaic Crochet Beach Bag is a sturdy, stylish summer tote inspired by Greek patterns and design! This tote features a stunning mosaic crochet design and rustic braided handles for extra strength and style.
This bag is designed to resist stretching and holds plenty of weight, so whether you're vacationing in the Greek Islands or just chilling at your local pool, this tote is sure to hold everything you need!
Quirky Crochet Handbag
Lion Brand Bonbons yarn is used to create this Quirky Crochet Handbag. This DIY handbag tutorial includes techniques for keeping the shape of the bag intact and for preventing the handles from stretching out. You'll also find easy-to-follow instructions for lining the bag, as well. Trendy rhinestone accents and a visually appealing striped design make this multicolored crochet purse the perfect accessory for girls of all ages.
Take Me Everywhere Crochet Tote Bag
This is the "Take me everywhere" crochet tote handbag using lionbrand's ZZ twist yarn using 2 colors from the catalog, taupe and ecru. This crochet tote handbag can be used for many purposes, it can be a regular bag, a crochet work bag, a summer beach bag or even a farmer's market bag. It is flexible and strong at the same time, thanks to the strong base I designed to make this handbag hold still. In the pattern, you can find instructions that explain how to make the strong base bottom. This pattern is perfect for learning how to make a tote bag with flat bottom.