Bags come in all various sizes and styles, but crossbody bags are our favorite. This Classic Crossbody Bag is easy to carry and big enough to fit your daily essentials, and then some. This style of bag eliminates possible shoulder pain that over-the-shoulder purses usually can cause. Use any color yarn you want to complete this free crochet pattern. Straps are attached from the inside of the bag. Once you've completed the pattern, you can add a variety of embellishments including a zipper, decorative button, fabric lining, or a snap closure.
"These little zip-up bags are pretty quick and fun to make! Plus they are super handy for holding a variety of things! They are made from the top down, starting with the zipper! The best part is that there is no sewing required! You start by crocheting right around the zipper and then continue down to crochet the rest of the bag. This free pattern includes a detailed photo tutorial on crocheting around a zipper, as well as instructions for making your own zipper pouches!"
If you are like most women, you can’t get enough of fun bags and purses. And, if you’re like me, you can’t really afford to buy all the fancy bags you want. But being crafty has its benefits ... we can make our own bags!
"This Little Button Bag is a fun, quick wristlet-style purse - just right for keeping your smaller items organized in the depths of your big bag. It’s the perfect size for your 'monthly' female necessities, complete with a strap to fit around your wrist for discreetly carrying to the restroom. A basketweave pattern along the middle of the bag adds a nice detail and gives it a bit of texture. Pick your favorite button and colors to match and you’ll have a special little purse in no time.
"Trinity stitch zipper pouch Artemis has a very nice texture. It is great for keeping your cards or coins. The pattern includes a written pattern and detailed photo instructions showing how to make this zipper pouch. It also has a link to photo tutorial showing how to sew in a zipper and attach lining. Any thin yarn will work, but for me mercerized cotton works best. So, grab your hook and make this beautiful zipper pouch for yourself or your friend!"
These zig zag zipper tapestry crochet bags are so fun to make and are super handy for storing items! There are so many effects that you can create with tapestry crochet, but for this bag I loved creating a chevron stripes pattern. This pattern includes instructions and charts for two different bag sizes, as well as instructions for creating you own custom size. You’ll also find lots of photos and VIDEO tutorials for changing colors in tapestry crochet, adding zippers to crochet bags, and a quick and easy way to add a lining to crochet bags. Check out the free pattern and more patterns at www.loopsandlovecrochet.com!
"The Tunisian Smock Pouch is a cute little pouch with a zipper and a lining. It uses the Tunisian Smock Stitch for wonderful texture and fantastic design. The lining will add a protective layer to keep you items from falling through and getting caught in the yarn. Add a zipper for closure and you'll have a pouch that you can use to keep your things in. For both, the Smock stitch as well as how to sew a zipper to a lining and to crochet, I have video tutorials provided."