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Can you ever have too many bags?

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:

Trillium Bag

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:


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