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Well, yes, probably, except the awesome Cloth Shopping Bags, which are just so very, very handy. But this page is about bags that were formerly bits of yarn, not sheets of cloth. I love to crochet and knit bags, because they are (usually) simple and quick to make. And I'm all about the instant gratification of quick projects! So here (quickly) are a few bags I've made:
Triangular - or rather, pyramidal - bag that is one of my favorite designs. I've made two, both out of a ribon yarn. But the blue one is my favorite. Simple and easy to work up, I got this pattern out of a book I checked out of the library and made a few minor modifications to the way I constructed it. Once you've made one you don't even need to look at a pattern anymore, it's that easy. I see more of these in my future, because they are great for carrying around coin belts!
Speaking of coin belts... I made this next blingy monstrocity for a bellydancer friend who loves it. It's probably a bit much for most people, but for people who love glitter and sparkly things, it was perfect. She got a lot of compliments... from other bellydancers, of course!
Working with the paillettes was painstaking and annoying, and I'm not fond of the way they look - they don't dangle the way I would really like them to. I improvised the design based on the trillium bag, but with a less regular bottom and a lot more seams. I do like the way the shape turned out, and maybe with some pretty yarn and beads instead of paillettes I'd really like it.
This bag is actually a failed atempt at a Masa Bag. When I made the bag according to the pattern, it gaped open too much (later I re-read the pattern and it is suggested that you can overlap the edges, which might have made it better). So I repurposed the pieces into a simple, functional rectangular bag.
When all else fails, you can always make a simple, easy crochet/net bag: