Grannies Summer Folly revisited

Hello lovely people, how have you all been?

Sorry for the long absence here but I haven’t felt like writing and sometimes life is like that isn’t it!?!

I thought I revise an old favourite of mine and share it with you again. It seemed the perfect time as crochet bags and baskets are being seen everywhere this year. If you search the web for ‘crochet bag’ you will find all manner of versions, even super expensive haute couture designer ones.

I designed and made mine in 2014 using some yarn I had in my stash. By adding some strong embroidery canvas the bag turns into a strong and solid item, add stylish bamboo handles and you are good to go.

Material List

Yarn I used (most of these are now discontinued but you can easily substitute with any Cotton DK Yarn)

1 x Debbie Bliss Prima in 716 – blue (A)

1 x Debbie Bliss Prima in 710 – turquoise (B)

2 x Louisa Harding Mariposa in 03 (C)

2 x Rowan Summer Tweed in 545 (D)

Other Supplies:

3.5mm Crochet Hook

Ultra Stiff Embroidery Canvas – 7 holes per inch (purchased from e-bay) – 2 pieces @ 40 cm x 40 cm each

Strong cotton thread (I used Cotton Perle crochet thread) in a neutral colour

For the lining I used a freebie canvas bag approx. 37cm wide x 42 cm high (handles cut off)

Some pretty ribbon to hide unsightly stitches

Bamboo Handles (mine came free from a magazine) – or any handle you fancy

General sewing kit

Find full instructions reading this post from June 2014 HERE or go directly to download page HERE

Make your own perfect summer companion and share with me via my social media @madewithloops on Instagram or Facebook.

Happy Summer!


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