35 Crocheted Bags
Colourful carriers from totes and baskets to purses and cases
Worn out handbags, tired old purses and flimsy 5 pence carriers from the supermarket can all take a well-earned rest; this book will liven up your bag selection with styles in all shapes and sizes. There are classic totes and sturdy shoppers, perfect for those Mary Poppins moments; trendy shoulder bags and elegant clutches to rival the fashion store designs; as well as fruit shaped handbags and adorable purses that make superb homemade gifts. Designed for you by Emma Friedlander-Collins, the crochet patterns range from simple and chic to wild and wonderful, and there are projects here for all skill levels.
A thorough techniques section includes all the basic crochet stitches, essential bag-making tips such as lining and attaching handles or fastenings, as well as a lesson in tapestry crochet. Discover variations for the bags so that you can make something truly unique and get a smug smile ready for when your friends ask, "Where did you find such a gorgeous bag?"
Would you like to try a project? Have a go at Emma's lovely Crocheted Make-Up Bag - you can find the full crochet pattern from the book on our blog.
About the author
Emma Friedlander-Collins is the creative mind behind countless stunning projects, starting her crochet career in 2011 by designing and selling patterns on Etsy. She has since published several crochet books with CICO Books and can be found blogging about her craft journey at Steel&Stitch or sharing colourful crochet inspiration over on Instagram.
'This collection of crocheted bags ensures you'll always have the perfect holdall for every outfit and occasion.'
Inside Crochet, September 2016
'Whether you like satchels or shoppers, this book has a practical yet pretty pattern for every kind of bag'
Simply Crochet, February 2017
'This fun and functional collection of 35 designs includes every type of carrier from shoulder bags, totes and rucksacks'
Prima Makes, January 2017