If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already noticed a crochet handbag or two on my timeline. They are colorful, quick and easy to make, an oh-so-versatile. A perfect handmade gift idea!
The sky’s the limit to the number of uses for these handy accessories. Pencil case? Perfect size. Cosmetics bag? Absolutely! An actual handbag for a night out? Oh, you bet! Book cover, journal cover, e-reader cover? Check, check, check.
Like the handbag I made last year, I use mine as a journal cover. It fits my 8×5 inch journal perfectly, but it is designed to fit an iPad mini 4 and Kindle 1 as well.
While upon closer examination it may be clear that I used granite stitch to make the whole bag, I played a little with the construction in order to create an interesting effect that makes the stitch quite a bit less obvious.
Before I get back to crochet pattern writing, I have to ask.
What life essentials (or little luxuries) would you carry in your own 9×6 inch flap-over crochet handbag? Let me know in the comments below.