Bags are fun to knit or crochet because you can take the pattern and add your own touches to them. From shopping bags, water bottle or wine totes, drawstring bags to handbags and purses you can have so much fun making customized bags for your friends and family.

The shopping bags pictured are great for shopping - particularly at the farmer's market, library books or carrying your knitting projects.  Made with Lion Cotton (4-ply worsted weight) that comes in many different colors, so you can create bags in a variety of colors.

For the first and last bags I used: Green Living Tote free pattern from Lion Brand.  For the two handled bags: Town & County Market Tote ($1.99 download) from Knit Picks. I hope you enjoy making these great bags too!
Market Bag in
Lion Cotton - Natural

Morning Glory Blue & Natural
with two handles - Large

Espresso & Natural
two handles - small size

One Handle Market Bag
with honeycomb design in center

Drawstring backpack made with Lion Cotton in Seaspray
Front View

Side View
Back View

To break-up mesh of the Green Living Tote, I added a new pattern I learned called large open-work

close-up of large open-work pattern

Two-tone market bag - Wasp Nest pattern
The Question Bag from the Burien Yarn Stash
Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in turquoise (Color #3734)
and periwinkle (Color #3726)

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in eggplant (Color #3704)
Added beads along the design edge
Big Bag from Lion Brand Yarn
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Rav link) - Wheat #402
Fall For Me - A Handbag, designed by Lori A. Waight (Rav link)
This is a kit you can purchase from Maker's Mercantile which
includes all the hardware.

Felted Handbag degned by Erica Kempf Broughton (Rav link)
This pattern can be found in 60 Quick Knits from America's Yarn Shops (Rav link)

Water Bottle Totes, designed by Georgie Hallam (Rav link)
called Bishi, a free Ravelry download

Wine Bottle Tote, designed by Susan Bulavinetz (Rav link)
called Cheers! BYOB Wine/Spirits Bottle Gift Tote #2 a free Ravelry download

Vintage Bubble Bag, designed by Eva Weichmann (Rav link)
published in the Pursenalities book

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