I am participating in Year of Projects with a goal of completing at least 25 different crochet bags and cozies. As of the last update I had only completed some sine gift bags but this week I finally did a couple of other bags.

Inspired by the design shown on ValliesKids (Get Your Granny On Bag), I made two different crochet granny squares and stitched them up into bags. I just made the square as big as I wanted it, folded the corners in and stitched the seams together using single crochet. I left one triangle of the square un-stitched to create the opening for the pocket.

I will be adding a button to the corner where the flap closes to close it. I may or may not add handles. Most likely I won’t because I’ll be using these as gift bags. I’ll wrap whatever the item is in tissue paper and stick it inside the bag, button it up and there’s my gift wrap – which is terrific because I am terrible at wrapping presents! :) If I do add handles then I’ll just do some type of simple stitch, probably hdc, and make a long chain for a shoulder strap.

The yarn is just “whatever” yarn that came in a box sent to me from my dad who got it at the thrift store there. Thanks, by the way, to everyone who commented on last week’s post about how great my dad is for sending me yarn. He got to see those comments and was very happy. You’re all super kind. :)


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  1. Aprile Mazey Reply

    How cute is that! That is a great idea and so easy too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks @Aprile! I am definitely having fun making these and the small ones work up super quick so they’re a great in-between-projects project!

  2. I love these! What a quick, reusable way of wrapping gifts. I always loathe using paper and bags as they just get thrown away.

  3. Darling little bag! What a treat for the gift receiver.

    • Kathryn Reply

      @kimmery4 and RugbyMad – Thanks so much for the positive comments. I’m glad others think these are a good idea too!

  4. MindingMyOwnStiches Reply

    Can’t wait to see the buttons. I think you can be quite flamboyant there. I agree with you about the handles – I like them just the way they are!

    • Kathryn Reply

      @MindingMyOwnStitches – I definitely agree on the buttons – I have some that are cute but I kind of want to go shopping and see what I can find that would be even more perfect!

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