We make these bags from small crochet blocks made by our 9 year old. Keeping even tension is an issue for little fingers and the blocks are often more triangular than rectangular. Children love to see their creations in use and as crochet is not very easy for them, its great to turn their hard work into useful items. My husband thought they would look odd, but they are really beautiful and useful.


Material

  • Some 3 ply wool (single colour, not multi-coloured)
  • Some 3 ply wool (complimentary colour)
  • 1 Size 3 crochet hook
  • 1 button

Method

  1. Chain stitch until you have a length of around 20cm.
  2. Double crochet approximately 12-15 rows (the height of your rows should be around 10 cm).
  3. Fold the finished rectangle to create a small bag. Secure edges with contrasting colour. Sew button onto bag.
  4. Using the contrasting colour, chain a small loop for button and attach to bag. Chain a handle for the bag and secure - length is your choice. Attach to bag.
  5. Make a simple crochet flower in contrast colour and attach to bag.

Notes... Use single colour wool as beginners find using multi coloured wool very difficult. If you are unsure of how to make the flowers - there are some great step by step youtube clips - find one that you find easy to understand.

This is really aimed at giving purpose to uneven and clumsy kids beginner crochet blocks. Kids love them and use them with pride. The bag in the photo was made by a 9 year old - the flower is positioned to disguise the triangular shape of the block.

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    • 03 Feb 2016
      2:39 am

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  • Such a cute and simple project for those little ones learning to crochet

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  • So simple! A great project that I can teach crochet using.

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  • My daughter wants me to teach her to crochet – but I don’t know how myself!

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  • Love this! It reminds me of the bags in the sixties, smaller version of course. I’ll give it a go I’m sure my grandchildren will love them! Thank you.

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  • It is a good idea that can be kept forever. Thank you for sharing.

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  • This is SOOO cute – I love it

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  • I have made one of these, two actually. My daughter still uses hers and I have one for myself

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  • I wish I knew how to crochet

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  • My mum made a similar bag for the grandkids! They love them!

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  • A gorgeous bag,l want one! Thanks!

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  • So easy and so cute thankyou

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  • A lovely quick idea for the crochet beginner. Thank you for sharing your project.

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  • What a great idea! I’d love to teach my daughter to crochet, and this would be the ideal item to start with.

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  • Little ones love bags, even my boys will love

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  • How cute! What little girl wouldn’t love one!

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