Much like my earlier kiddie crochet handbag, this one is a cinch to make. It takes no time at all, and the only real difference is the flap over the top, rather than leaving it open.
Let me know how you go!
You will need:
4.0mm crochet hook
4 balls 8ply yarn – one colour for the bag, three different colours for the pompoms (or whatever combination you’d like)
1. sc in each, then continue sc around the other side (the bottom of the work) so you are sc in each side of the original chain. Sl st to join at the point where you started the sc.
2. Ch 1, sc in each all the way around to the starting point. Sl st to join.
3. Ch1, sc in back loops only all the way around. Sl to join. This will create a little base for the bag so it can open out a bit wider and fit more goodies in
4-26. Ch 1, sc in each. This will be the basis of the bag.
27. Ch 1, sc in the next 25, ch 1, turn. You are only crocheting one side of the bag now, to create the flap.
28-45. sc in each all the way across. Create the flap the length you want, varying the rows until you are happy. Fasten off.
Find the sides of the bag and 4 sc where you want the handle to start. I then ch 1, turn, and sc in each. I continued that pattern for as long as necessary to match Abby’s height (she had 49 rows of 4sc, and one row of sl st attaching it to the bag.
Are very easy to make! Pip has a great tutorial here on Meet Me at Mike’s. You might need to trim yours more than I did! It looks more like a pom-perm. Derp.