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Crochet Hermosa Bag - Pattern, Kit and Bag Purchase Details
The inspiration for this bag came from the popularity of my Simple Bag Crochet Pattern. I made a few adjustments to the pattern so that it would be even more straight forward for beginners. There are so many uses for this bag as it is very versatile because you can customise it in so many ways. By changing the colours you can theme it to anything you want, such as pastel yellows, greens, blues, etc for Easter, orange, blacks and purples for Halloween, or reds and greens for Christmas. Small children would probably love using the bag to play shopping games with. You could even use it for giving gifts in for a real personal touch. The choices are endless. I use them as project bags for my crochet and knitting WIP’s, for storage, and as a handbag to keep tissues, keys and other bits and pieces in when I go out. I have had many comments when I have taken a bag out and have been asked if I had thought about selling them because they are lovely looking bags! You can either buy the bag from my Etsy shop (details below) or buy the kit to make the bag yourself. The kit includes the pattern, crochet hook, stitch markers, yarn, darning needles and a tote bag. You can even buy just the pattern or yarn from my Etsy shop.
I crocheted in the round in UK Half Treble Crochet/htr [US Half Double Crochet/hdc] and UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc]. The handle I made by simply skipping a certain number of stitches and chaining across to a stitch after the skipped stitches. Then crocheted into the chain space on next round.
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You can purchase the pattern, bag or kit from either:
Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (shade - Seafoam and Champagne White).
1 (each colour) x 100g (3.5oz/153yds/140m) balls.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].
I would give the Paintbox Yarns a 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was extremely soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £2.25 per 100g ball and you get a lot on a ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY. THIS IS MY FAV YARN!
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You can sell anything you make using this pattern but please do not copy or sell it, nor pass it off as your own (FOR FULL TERMS PLEASE SEE OUR “TERMS & CONDITIONS” SECTION).
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