Friday, 22 July 2016



I made two dresses for a 5-yr old and thought that it just deserved something more… so I made a headband and a little removable flower .. and I wanted just one more thing.. so this special lil girl got a pair of little bags too… after all, which little girl doesn’t want a cute little bag, right?!

Do check my Pinterest “to-do” link for other handbags at

Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new pattern together. J

Materials usedToday I’ve used a combination of yarns and I have used our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook ;

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 3-tog made.

How to do a picot stitch :A neat video link to refresh this procedure.


How to join sides with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join sides with whip stich : Check the links below :

How to make a rounded cord for the handle : View the video link below for a really simple way to make a rounded cord handle for your handbag.

How to make an I-cord : A neat way to make an I-cord in this video by June at

Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                              ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                                  sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                            hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                    yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                          sc : Single crochet

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

Both the cute little handbags are made from free patterns, and except for a choice of colour and playing around with a few beads, I’ve worked the pattern all the way.  I decided on the beads after I’d finished the bag, so I cheated, and stuck them on with some lovely water-insoluble glue. J
I also got my bag professionally lined with satin, but I’ve given you links above on how to line the bags.

So enjoy these two free patterns for these lovely bags.

Fasten off and weave in ends.. and Voila ! Yet another beautiful dress made for your young lady.

Ta da.. isn’t this just beautiful ?? J

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