Sunday, 12 July 2015

Crocheted Bag Finito

First of all, thanks for the great comments on the garden and the wind chimes. I passed them on to the husband and he is well chuffed!

A while ago my brother asked me to crochet a bag for my sister-in-law's birthday, just like a bag I'd crocheted for myself. The details about the yarn I used are in my post about this commission, and also on winding the yarn and progress on making the bag here and here and here.

Well, the bag is finito. You can check back to read about why I say finito.

Here it is with the edges done and the handles attached. Also a wee tab for the button.

The colours of the bag really look well against the copper beech hedge!

The lining fabric matches so well, I think.

So this is the bag before being lined.

The lining fabric was cut to the right size and I added three pockets.

The bag sits better after being lined; you can barely notice any difference but it's just more substantial looking.

A bit more refined!

Open up to show the lining; two small pockets on one side ...

... and one bigger pocket on the other side.

It was my sister-in-law's birthday yesterday. She was really delighted with her new bag and especially with the colour scheme (which was chosen by my brother, not me).

I'm well pleased! I'm pleased to have been asked to make the bag, I enjoyed the making and I'm pleased that it was well received.

What do you think of it? I'd love to hear your comments.


  1. Very cool! Or hot, as the season may be :-)

  2. What a lovely bag Gillian! As you may realise I am a newish visitor to your blog and as such it was nice to visit the previous posts you linked to. It is a lovely story, how your parents met and how you grew up to speak both Spanish and English. It was so nice to see the photographs of you (and your crocheted bag) - both your bags and their colour matched linings look so professional. I'm glad your sil was pleased with her bag, I'm sure all her friends will be jealous. Have a lovely week. Barbara xx

    1. Thank you, Barbara, for taking the time to read the past posts. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

  3. I think it's beautiful both inside and out no wonder your sil loves it. :)

  4. It looks really good.
    I love the colour scheme.

  5. The bag is great! Love the colors and the lining is so nice...with pockets even!

  6. this bag is really beautiful, Gillian. What a gorgeous present. The lining matches the chosen yarn really well, it is so important to line a crocheted bag, isn't it? HAve a good week, Viola

  7. Beautiful bag and great choice of lining fabric too!! It is amazing what a difference lining it makes, it looked great before, and even better afterwards! A lovely gift!!! xx

  8. It's such a lovely bag, no wonder your sister in law was pleased x

  9. That's one stylish bag, glad your SIL liked it, though it's no surprise! ; ) xx

  10. I love the bag, very nice.
    greatings Ria

  11. The bag is lovely Gillian, the lining is such a good match for the yarn, you've made such a good job of it too, perfect. Hx

  12. Hi Gillian, I really love your bag!! I think the 'granny style' stitch looks great for this bag. And the colours go well together. I love how you designed the lining to add pockets as practical features. What a lovely gift!!!

    Wishing you a great week!
    Ingrid xx

  13. Ooo lovely, lucky sister-in-law :) The lining fabric is gorgeous :)

  14. dear gillian,
    the crochet bag is beautiful!!!!!! what a nice gift!!!!
    have a nice week,

  15. I wish I had a sister in law who would make me such a beautiful present! I am the only make-it-yourself person in my family it seems. My mum makes stuff but I think she worries I might not like what she makes. Silly. You could start a bag making business, the bag looks very professional. x

  16. What a lovely present and lovely colours. :-)

  17. Cute bag and the color's perfect for summer. But most of all, there is nothing better than receiving something hand made especially for the person! Thanks for sharing the photo!


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