elisabeth andrée

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yellow bag


hello! i’m glad you visit my blog again:)

it’s finally sunny weather in the netherlands and i’m going to enjoy crocheting in my garden later, but first this post to you and then mop the floors:(

can you remember this bag?


yesterday i finished it. it has now an elongated flap with on one side a round end with a buttonhole and at the front and back a pocket.


it took a while before i knew what closure i would make, but then i saw this picture of a vintage bag and then i knew. i’ve looked at the pattern of it and i started working with a different number of stitches and this is the result.


the pockets front and back, i started to crochet from the bag, only the sides i have sewn. about the latter i am not completely satisfied, but i can not get it better.

travel, travel

the bag goes on a long journey: from my home via amsterdam airport he goes to poland, where a good fairy will provide the bag with a liner. then he travels on to america where he is hopefully welcome and will be used with pleasure.




little one(s)

next to the large bag i crocheted this little one. it is the flap again with a long handle and a gerry flower as a closure.


additionally there is a garland with gerry flowers, triangles, squares and more, so all the girls in the house get a gift. 

ewa this package comes to you, but as you can read you must have some patience…



this was it for today.
i wish you all a very enjoyable week!


16 JUNE 2012

thanks for all your kind responses on the yellow bag, here is a brief explanation. 

i have no pattern for it, i did it myself without but if you’re an experienced crocheter you can do this too: 
  • make a number of chains depending on the width of the bag you want, but a bit shorter because you’re going to multiply.
  • crochet h dc in every ch on both sides of the chains, and at both ends of the chains you make four or five h dc. just try what gives the best result, it depends on your yarn etc. in the next rows – for both ends – multiply the number of stitches the same way you do when you crocheting something round. this creates an oval shaped bottom.
  • if the bottom of your bag is large enough, continue to crochet in the round without adding stitches. keep crocheting without making beginnings and ends of the rows. 
  • at the top of your bag you then make a number of rows of only single crochets, this gives your bag a little more shape and firmness.
  • and in those rows you create on both sides an opening for the handles. it’s basically the same as buttonholes, only somewhat larger.
  • on this page you will find a link to the pattern for a vintage bag. you can use the explanation for the flap, but also that you have to customize to fit your own bag.

20 thoughts on “yellow bag

  1. Weeral een prachtige tas, mijn handen jeuken om weer te kunnen/mogen haken,maar ik zal nog wat geduld moeten opbrengen…een vraagje, die ijzeren ringen aan de tas waar kun je die ergens kopen /bestellen ?LiefsMarjo

  2. These are gorgeous..love it..

  3. Very pretty bag! Love the color. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  4. What a lovely bag – very summery!

  5. It is a really cute bag and what an adventurer with those journeys around the half of the globe :)I love its sparkling yellow color!Hugs,Hanni

  6. So sunny and lovely! What a great project! x

  7. Oh my, how beautiful, it is perfect for summer, and it looks so handy too!x

  8. What a gorgeous bag, so love the colours 🙂

  9. Lovely–the colour is so summery and happy, it is just beautiful.

  10. Such a lovely lemony bag! The colour is so perfectly summery!

  11. Lovely bag and so nice that you’re back making beautiful things for all us to enjoy 🙂 xx

  12. What a gorgeous bag! So summery! Enjoy your crocheting in the garden in the sun!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a fabulous week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  13. This is awesome,you have great talent!i would love to try something like this.www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

  14. Love this beautiful yellow! It really is a wonderful bag and that purse is fantastic! :)) Kx

  15. The bag is beautiful and the perfect color for this time of year.

  16. Oh my gosh.. LOVE LOVE IT… its simply gorgeous.. I love the colour too… :))

  17. Elisabeth ,I LOVE IT, but you already know it!!! :)This bag is wonderful! thank you!!! thank you!!! thank you!!!

  18. The bag looks great – very pretty – I like the flap that you added. Lovely gifts to give to your friends. 🙂

  19. Very cute yellow bag. You are very talented. I crochet a little but nothing this lovely. Please come share at my Anything Goes linky, it runs every Friday to Monday.

  20. Wow,looks so good,.