June 6th, 2012
All month long, we’re featuring patterns that use 1, 2, or 3 balls of yarn, making them perfect for a quick summer project!
Market totes and reusable bags are some of the most popular projects for the summer. When you make your own reusable bags you’ll get to use comfortable, cool yarns for the season (like cotton and cotton blends), you’ll get to use the finished project right away (unlike a sweater or scarf), and when you use it you’ll carry a light handmade bag instead of a heavy purse or plastic bags. Making a smaller clutch-style bag is a good idea too, that way you can keep your wallet, keys and sunglasses separate and easy to access.
Here are some of our most popular patterns for bags made with one, two or three balls of yarn each. Click on the image of the one you like best to download the free pattern!
(Interested in making the Mini Market Tote in the image to the right? Click here for the free pattern.)
|Use 1 Ball of Yarn||Use 2 Balls of Yarn||Use 3 Balls of Yarn|
|Knit Shimmer-By-Night Bag||Crochet Striped Bubble Tote||Loom Woven and Knit Bag|
|Knit Tiny Purse||Simple Crochet Tote||Crochet ‘Market’ Tote Bag|
|Crochet Evening Glitter Clutch||Crochet Market Bag||Knit Green Living Tote|
Have you made a reusable bag before? What was your favorite part of that project? Leave a comment to share your story!
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