This little bag is the perfect summer bag for your causal, on the go look. I have really been into bags this spring and summer, and have worked on creating a few. The Diana bag worked up really quickly for me, and was such fun to make. It’s small and chic but large enough to fit your essentials—wallet, phone, a couple of lipglosses and sunglasses.
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While it’s a little late in the season–if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that my life took an unexpected turn when we bought a house earlier this summer–you can still hook up this bag and enjoy it with the warmer fall weather. Paired with jeans, a tank and light weight cardi, you’ll be on trend and drinking in that lovely fall sunshine.
This pattern is worked in the round, but is made using basic stitches, so even a beginner can hook this up quickly and easily. It’s a great pattern to spread your wings as a novice in crochet and a great project for crocheters of all skill levels.
Diana Bag Pattern
Made with a worsted weight cotton yarn held double, this pattern really allows you to play with colour. You can create a piece that looks tonal by pairing similar shades, as I did, or go bold and fun by pairing pinks and oranges or purples and yellows. You can also create this bag using a solid colour by holding double two of the same colour yarn. I can imagine a wide variety of colour combos made with this project.
I named this design the Diana Bag because my aunt loved the picture I sent so much that she immediately asked me to make her one, and I did. And, as you can see, she’s rocking it!
I used a slightly larger hook (6.5mm) which allowed for easy stitching and a not too often used (but really easy!) stitch that gave this bag its textured look, a look I immediately fell in love with. I used Eco Cotton yarn from Loops & Threads, which you can find at Michaels. I chose this yarn because it’s nice and soft in comparison to similar kitchen cotton yarns but leant a nice structure to the finished product as well. A great substitute would be Lily Sugar and Cream.
Two skeins each of Eco Cotton by Loops & Threads in Latte and Mocha
One large button
I intentionally made the bag so that you can wear it over the shoulder, or if you like, you can knot the straps as shown and use it more as a hand held bag. It’s totally up to you and offers you a couple of styling choices. I hope you love this as I–and my Aunt Diana–do. If you can, share your own Diana Bags on Instagram and be sure to tag me!
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