Other supplies needed: Leisure Arts Diamond Art Heart Kit Hole Punch (approx. 1/4”/6mm hole) Purse Handles Fabric for lining (optional) The Tilted Heart Tote is blingy, fun, roomy, and a unique combination of yarn and a very special fabric! Photo tutorial included! The Tilted Heart Tote features the Leisure Arts Diamond Kit in the Heart Design, which inspired the rest of the tote, and is clearly the centerpiece! While I took inspiration from the fabric in the Heart Design for my pattern, you could use this same idea for any of the Beginner Kits, which have a finished area of 8.7″ x 8.7″. For more information, see: https://www.mooglyblog.com/tilted-heart-tote/
These Diamond Tote bags are so much fun to work up! The smaller size is perfect for a lunch bag size for work or to hold smaller items, while the larger size makes a nice and roomy size for day trips, shopping, beaches, and anything! This bag is made from the bottom up, starting with a rectangular base. Then the body is made using Tapestry Crochet technique. Finally, you'll add the handles in the last few rounds at the top of the bag. This free pattern includes 3 video tutorials to help you along the way with the base, tapestry crochet, and the handles. I hope you enjoy making your Diamond Tote!
"Bags and purses are so popular to crochet, but finding the right purse handles doesn't always fit in with your project! These purse handles are made very quickly, and are sturdy and durable. They can be made in any colors to match your project, or in jute which will coordinate with any colors. Black is also another good option and it too will work with any color of purse being made! Add this pattern to your bags and purses patterns for a quick finishing detail!"
"Learn to make your own crochet purse/ clutch bag with this simple and beginner friendly crochet tutorial. This free pattern only requires yarn, a hook, ring clasps, a zipper, fabric and some basic sewing skills. Free pattern includes a step by step photo tutorial as well as a full follow along video tutorial. No size adjustments necessary. Easy to customize the color, the length of the strap and the lining of the bag. Make your own designer quality purse. "
Crochet handles have the potential to stretch and lose its shape over time depending on the type of stitch used and if they are worked row by row lengthwise. This tutorial will show you how to crochet stylish handles for your crochet purses and how to minimize the amount of stretching!
"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!"