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Crochet Bag “Tadah!”


Another WIP finally completed!

You know what it’s like when you’ve been happily crocheting away and the end is in sight then you realize that you haven’t got everything you need to finish the project?

Well, that was me earlier in the week and I can’t tell you how irritated I was to have to order (for which read ‘wait’) the various bits and bobs that were vital to my vision.

I’ve got so much in the way of sundry haberdashery but none of it quite hit the mark, so I ordered half a dozen of everything I chose to add to my supplies. 

Anyway, the finishing touches all arrived in the post today so I’ve spent the morning up in the studio beavering away sewing and taking photos….


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I knew I was going to make it as soon as I came across this version on Pinterest.

Various brands of 100% Cotton from the Wool Warehouse gave me the colours I was looking for and the texture I wanted.

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It’s lined with some leftover red Versace fabric which I discovered in a charity shop (and made a tent out of it for the boys before I noticed “Gianni Versace” printed on the selvages, but that’s another story…!)

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Each flower granny square is different and I joined them together with a unifying row of double crochet in lime green. The raised side is usually the reverse, but I like the contrast that using it on the right side gives.

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Twelve rows of granny stripe in random colours both above and below the granny squares form the body of the bag….

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…and the base is just alternating rows of treble crochet, joined to the body of the bag with a row of double crochet, again with the raised side as the right side.

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These are the bits I ordered specially: canary yellow 5mm cord and red toggle cord ends;

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Lime green twin cordlock;

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35mm D-rings;

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And this fabulous webbing that I just fell in love with!

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To give you a sense of scale, here’s a picture of me with the rucksack on my shoulder;

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Although I’ll probably wear it across my body as it’s more secure and very comfortable to carry that way:)

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I absolutely adore it – all the bright colours are just so cheery it makes me smile every time I see it! Not only that, but it’s practical too. I shall be using it when we go to Yarndale in September. Is anybody else going?

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20 thoughts on “Crochet Bag “Tadah!”

  1. I LOVE this! I’m so going to make one of these for my God Daughter’s birthday! Where did you get the webbing from? I’ve not seen anything that nice.
    Love the blog BTW. Right up my street.

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  2. And yes, I’ll be at Yarndale.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!


  4. OMG love, love ,love your bag *DROOL*


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  6. Fabulous! I should make sure you carry a pen and pad in there, I can see many people placing orders as you walk around with it! 🙂


    • Ah, as with most large crochet items, unfortunately it’s not the kind of thing you can easily sell – unless you’re happy to charge 50p per hour. My Folksy shop has mainly sewn items so I crochet just for the pleasure of it and for gifts. Thanks for the appreciation though!


      • I know what you mean about charges, the large matrimonial quilt I will be posting after the wedding on the 23rd was just the same, I said, when the lady asked if the amount I was charging was enough??? she could offer to pay the minimum wage (then + materials as well!) and I would be happy to accept £1,744.56…thank you very much!!!… though she stuck with the original quote! 😦
        So, I quite understand you not wanting to make more lovely rucksacks at the cost it must have been for yourself, plus the hours spent creating such a beautiful bag! At the end of the day unless you are a crafter, you don’t realise what a bargain you are getting, when buying a hand made creation!!!
        I very much look forward to appreciating more of your wonderful work 🙂


  7. This bag is stunning! I’ll definitely be adding it to my to make list. The attention to detail with the cord ends and fancy webbing make such a difference to the finish. I love it! 😀


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  10. that’s gorgeous!! i love the colors used.


  11. So nice do you have a pattern ?


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