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Fat Bottomed Bag


Fat bottomed bag

You can make so many different things using traditional granny squares.  In my last post I talked about some of the small blankets I have made using granny squares.  Here I’ve used a granny square to make a fat bottomed bag.  The bag is lined with matching cotton fabric and decorated with a lace trim and crochet flowers.

To make the bag I followed the instructions in Marinke Slump’s blog post Parisan Chique Fat Bottom Bag.

I was surprised how easy it was to add the lining to the crocheted square, I didn’t think my machine would cope with the thickness of the yarn but it was fine.

Fat bottomed bag – lining
Fat bottomed bag before crocheting the edging and handles

I used some plastic rope for the handles which worked well because it was stiff but I think it would have been better to use rope made from natural fibre.

This would be a good stash buster project as you don’t need a lot of each colour to make a reasonable sized bag.  I made a smallish bag but you could easily make a larger granny square to give you good sized project bag.



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