HALF HERRINGBONE CLUTCH BAG
We will then work across side to side till we achieve the width (or height) of clutch purse we desire.
So if you follow this pattern, you get one pattern, and if you follow the video link, you'll get a different one - so yet again, a lovely 2-in-1 set of ideas. Enjoy.
So here are some more ideas .. if you decide you want to have a nice sturdy market bag, just start with as many stitches as you want for the width of your bag, and then just work all the way up to get the length. For the side width, you can either line it and then add in the material for the sides (just as I have done for this project as you can see in the photo below - the accordian-type opening) or you can make a long strip (of say 4 - 5 sc / hdc wide) that will go along the side of your bag. If you opt for this, you will get an automatic 'base' as well, which will make this a suitable carry-bag for several situations (including carrying papers to the office!)
You just need to remember that when you are working the length, you need to keep the same 'width' for the base - so say you want the finished height/length to be 8", you will work (8" + 8" + 3" for bottom width = 19" in total). Got it?