elisabeth andrée

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small foldover crossbody bag


lovely it’s almost weekend, nice of you to stop by:)

the small bag is completed and it has a lining with a pocket i made from a piece of fabric which has fake worn out spots, i bought it years ago on the local market.

small foldover crossbody bag


for the bag i used a combination of yarn: phildar coton 3 and catania.

the stitches i used and some info about the details:
  • for the body of the bag i worked in the round 2 single crochets together
  • for the foldover part: half double crochets
  • for the handle a combination of half double crochets and slip stitches
    the handle formes the bottom of the bag and the ends i attached to each other at the top  and then decorated it with a similar crocheted piece
  • also 2sctog for the back pocket but because i worked back and forth and not in the round, the surface looks different
  • for the closure only  slip stitches and on the corners i attached tiny silver clasps
  • two pretty white buttons, a find on the local market also, and my bag is ready.


i’m curious to your opinion…

here are the the pictures, sorry about the poor quality, but i hope you can see the details.

 wish you a very enjoyable weekend!
the handle
the closure and details of the stitches


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21 thoughts on “small foldover crossbody bag

  1. Very pretty, and nicely thought-out finishing touches.

  2. This is such a nice looking bag. Great work. 🙂

  3. Very nicely done. Love the lining. I’m going to try again to do a lining on my next little bag. I just need to be more disciplined about drawing out a pattern and making sure it fits, I guess. Have a great weekend!

  4. It’s a very lovely bag!! I also liked the idea of those tiny clasps 🙂 well done!!

  5. love all the details!!! Brava Andree!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  6. Easy and beautiful. Tina

  7. Ja, wat is ie leuk geworden! Slim om de band te gebruiken als versteviging rondom. Fijn weekend! Groetjes, Sandra

  8. Lovely cool colours and great attention to the finishing details. Very nice

  9. Very nice design, I like the little finishing details, they make it look really special

  10. Wow, that’s lovely.

  11. I love your bag. I have been thinking about crocheting a foldover bag recently.

  12. Heel leuk tasje geworden.
    Je hebt zo’n goed oog voor details! Vooral de sluiting met de slipstitches en de klemmetjes vind ik heel mooi!
    En de kleuren natuurlijk.

  13. Mooie kleuren, mooi haakwerk, mooie voering! MOOIE TAS.

  14. Bedankt voor jouw reactie op mijn blog! En ja, ik ben heel tevreden over de Annell katoen. Het is zacht, splitst nauwelijks, lekkere draaddikte en, ook niet onbelangrijk, goede prijs. Overigens: de Annell Malmedy (100% wol) is prettig om mee te haken, hoewel de draad wel wat dikker is. Maar dat is meer voor de winter ;-).
    Groetjes, Anco

  15. Very nice! I like the muted colors, and the fact that the handle is also the bottom. Fabulous.

  16. Gorgeous bag!!! Lovely colours and a nice size. I do like the fabric lining too – unusual with the fake faded spots!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. So pretty! I love the fabric you chose for the lining too. Makes a lovely touch!

  18. That bag is really pretty! I i love the yarn you have used for it too x

  19. Great bag, really neat, love all the finishes.

  20. I love the details – the little corners, the little extra bag on the bag, the buttons, the round edges, the stripes…very cute! Have a good night, Anette