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5 Must-Make Purse Patterns for Fall/Winter 2012

October 15th, 2012

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I always switch to a different everyday bag when fall arrives, since my purse is my one essential day-to-day companion. The cool air just seems to call out for accessories in richer colors or textures than the spring and summer.

In stores, you may notice that commercial handbag-makers are featuring a variety of trends this season: cross-body straps, saturated colors, stripes, bold prints, and petite profiles. Here are five bag patterns that fit the bill:

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Knit Around Town Bag

Cross-body strap + textural cables = functional style. This two-trends-in-one purse is a perfect, roomy tote for this fall. Make it for yourself, or make it as a fabulous holiday gift!

Click here for the pattern.

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Loom Woven Bag

This fall is all about rich, deep colors, and this woven bag in Tweed Stripes capitalizes on the all of the colors you’ll find in one colorway of this variegated yarn.

Click here for the pattern.

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Crochet Moon Water Clutch

Bold stripes are definitely on-trend this season, and with our brand new Vanna’s Sequins yarn, you can take stripes to the next level with subtle shimmer.

Click here for the pattern.

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Knit & Felted Tribal Bag

Prints are everywhere this fall and winter. Knit your very own with this stylish pattern in Fishermen’s Wool.

Click here for the pattern.

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Crochet Textured Bag

Cute petite bags are perfect for put-together uptown girls. Crochet this textured treat in Martha Stewart Crafts™ Roving Wool and be the envy of all your friends.

Click here for the pattern.

For even more purse patterns, click here and visit LionBrand.com’s Pattern Finder.

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  • Linlal

    The Textured Bag is made of roving wool, the stuff you use if you are felting something. What will happen if it gets wet – won’t it felt?

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi Linlal, sorry for any confusion. “Roving” is loose fiber used in needle felting and for spinning your own yarn. “Martha Stewart Crafts Roving Wool” is the name of this particular yarn, a pencil roving (single ply) yarn. Like other wool yarns, it’s not just water that makes the yarn felt, it is heat and agitation applied when wet. As long as you follow the care instructions of the yarn (hand-wash cool, lay flat to dry), the Roving Wool yarn should be just fine. Hope that helps!

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