My Go To Bag


"Straps 26 inches long and 2 inches wide Bag 17 inches long by 15 inches wide when measured on a flat surface Handle Drop 14 inches My Go To Bag is my practical, everyday crocheted bag. I wanted a bag I could use for everything - from beach bag to book bag - a single crocheted base gives this bag extra support - the first few rounds are crocheted in double crochet and then the main bag is worked up in an easy to work granny stitch stripe pattern. I chose to make my straps slightly wider than most bags because when you fill the bag and the straps stretch, they will remain comfortable on your shoulders. If you would like to have a narrower strap, it is very easy to change the width of the strap. Simply add one extra decrease repeat of: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. 4 in place of R11 of the straps and for R80 work: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. 6. Have fun making this simple, attractive and practical Go To Bag! You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern - just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different."


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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I can readily understand why Rhondda considers this her Go-To bag. It really does have everything youd want in a bag. I especially like how the straps are worked. Theyre long enough to wear over your shoulder but short enough to use as regular handles. Those rows of color on the black background remind me of that old video game, Space Invaders. Like most of Oombawka Design projects, this is available as a download, too.

I can see why the artist would call this her go to bag! It's very, very attractive! I love that this lady uses written instructions, graphs and video tutorials to help those newbies amongst us. The one feature on this bag that you don't see too often, but is oh so practical, are the wider straps! Hurrah! Hurrah!

Very pretty colors. The black accents this piece so well and really brings out the neon in the accent colors. This would be a great stash bust project to help thin the excess supply of yarn because I could have all different colors of striping for mine. Looks very easy to make.

This is MY go to bag! I am loving this! The shape is nothing fancy, and because of that, it does not compete with the rainbow stripe look of the yarn. The black grounds it all and gives a solid background to the tote. I happen to like the wider straps. It just makes more sense. Cheap yarn alert! Affordable project!


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