You can always use another handbag!
I'm addicted to crocheting these "Larger Than Life" motifs. I found this bag, designed by Cecily Keim in the latest issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine. I've made lots of them. They're really different than the usual granny square.
For this colorful bag I crocheted the squares out of Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep, purchased at the Black Sheep Knittery sale. I used a size "G" crochet hook. The inside of the bag is crocheted with Red Heart Yarn in the "Sunshine Print." This yarn is super-sturdy and makes a perfect lining for any bag.
I'm very pleased with this summery bag and am now working on one in Hawaiian Tapa-Print colors of gold, bronze, off-white, brown and black. After crocheting so many of these squares, I've come to the realization that the flower formed by this motif resembles the Hawaiian flower often seen in traditional quilts. Watch for the Aloha handbag, coming soon.
Labels: yarny stuff