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pattern preview: crochet handbag

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 pattern for this lovely crochet clutch with bias flap is available in my jakigu.com store as well as in my Etsy shop. Leave a comment if you’d like me to send you a 50% off coupon code.

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.

9 thoughts on “pattern preview: crochet handbag

  1. Definitely a drawing pencil case and my stencils! But, I’d have to make another for my iPad and then others for my journals!
    This is a wonderful looking handbag! I can’t wait! Would love to see other sizes as well! Looks like a perfect bag to organize my backpack and/or my purse!

  2. I might have to try 1 or 2 of these!

  3. I love the simplicity of this bag! I’m sure I’ll find many uses for it … journal or coupons? I’m looking forward to the pattern coming out!

  4. I would make one for my Kindle and another just for essentials for a quick trip to the store when I don’t need a big bag. It is so cute!!

  5. I would love to make one in black as an evening purse…

  6. I love your bag with the diagonal flap. I’ll be watching for the pattern to be available! So many uses for it – coupons, pencils, crochet hooks, etc.

  7. So nice and Awesome.
    Like to make one or ten 😁👍

  8. Can’t wait! Once I make one got my school supplies. I’ll start on gifts for Christmas.

  9. I would love to get a coupon! I would make this for my sisters birthday 🙂

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