A Granny Bag for Kids
How cute is this little granny stripe bag?!
I decided to make a small version of my crochet beach bag for two reasons: one, I was curious about how it would turn out, and two, it would take an eternity to make and film the big version for a video tutorial. OMG, I love what happened! It’s such a cute little crochet bag. It’s the perfect size for kids too.
Crochet Bag Video Tutorial
Please take a trip to YouTube via this picture! Go on, give it a click! Or, pop across HERE.
Things you Need to Make your Little Bag
I made this little crochet bag (including a handful of diddy poms poms) using a colour changing yarn cake: Bernat Pop (140g) in Paisley Pop. I had about 20 grams left at the end.
My crochet hook size was a 4.5mm but you might want to go down to a 4mm if you have loose tension. If your fabric feels stiff as you work up the bag, this would indicate that you need to go up a hook size. A bit of drape is good here but you know what, whatever floats you boat, you can make it just how you want and no one is going to judge!
You might also want to get a pom pom maker if you fancy decorating your crochet bag.
What’s Different to the Large Crochet Beach Bag?
Back to this little bag… It measures approximately 28 cm/11 inches across and is 23 cm/9 inches deep. The handles (including the ends tucked inside) are about 47 cm/18.5 inches long.
The PDF pattern is here: Crochet Beach Bag_zeens and roger This is for the large version.
So, what are the changes to this little crochet bag? Well, this kids version only works up to Round 6 and then Round 6 is repeated 13 times. Essentially, follow the first 6 rounds of the larger pattern and then no more increases are required. You should quickly see the bag start to form.
One you have finished all the lovely granny stripe rounds, the next row uses the UK htr stitch (a US hdc) to create a tidy finish.
The handle has a couple of changes to the original: Chain 71, and only work one row of UK treble / US double clusters after the UK dc / US sc row.
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