The two color handbag is finished and I think it turned out to be kind of cool.
Overall this is a fairly easy pattern. The bag is done in two sections; an outer layer in one color and an inner bag in a contrasting color. The outer layer has an open pattern so you can see the color of the inner layer. They're attached at the top but I stitched it down in some other places too.
The pattern wanted me to use four ounces each of brown and orange worsted weight yarn and a size F hook. I wanted to use brown and orange since they’re such classic 70s colors but I didn’t have enough orange yarn. I had already started the inner layer when I realized this and had to decide if I wanted to take it out or make something that had multiple colors. I went with rainbow stripes.
To give the bag a little more structure they tell you to cut a piece of cardboard the fits into the base of the bag and then glue a piece of crocheted fabric on to that. I had some cork that I could cut to size and used that instead. I didn’t glue crochet on top of the cork because I wanted it to be washable.
This bag is little heavier than I’d like but I still love it.
Next week I'll have August voting ready. We'll still be in the 70s!
7/26/2020 07:57:06 pm
Very cute! I like the rainbow colors a lot. Updates the look. Nice work, Alana.
1/16/2022 12:18:09 am
Love this bag so much. My grandma made me this same bag when I was a young girl. Seeing this has made me yearn to make one just like she made me. Is there a way to get this pattern somehow? I would be blessed to receive it. Thank you.
1/16/2022 08:30:39 am
I don't think I have an extra copy of that issue to send you but I've seen some for sale online at ebay, Amazon and Vintage Knits.
1/16/2022 11:53:17 am
thank you...i found it online so I am all set!
1/16/2022 11:59:17 am
Glad you found one! If you make it, I'd love to see yours.
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.