A crocheted hangbag makes a really great gift or a wonderful item for yourself. Find out about how to make a crocheted handbag with help from the owner of Terri's Yarns & Crafts, a craft supply store in Sevierville, Tennessee, in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Ava Lynne Green with Terri's Yarns & Crafts in Sevierville, Tennessee. Today, I'm going to show you steps you need to know in order to do a simple purse. You need worsted weight yarn, an H crochet hook, two key rings, a yarn needle, a button and scissors. The first step in the bag is to crochet your bottom, the, this is an oval bottom. You start out with a chain and work single crochets down one side of the chain. Do three single crochets in one end and work up the other side of the chain and three single crochets in the first end and join. And you continue in rounds, increasing on the ends and get an oval shape. When your shape is as big as you want, then you start to do what is called up setting the sides. You do single crochets in the back loop of the chain, all the way around. And then, start with double crochets working the bag body. When you have the body of the bag just about as long as you want, you make essentially a large button hole. Which you do by skipping for stitches and chaining four on each side. Then working one more round after that with double crochets. At that point, you stop working all the way around and do just half of the bag to make the flap. Another large button hole near the edge of the flap and you have your closure. The band is a chain and one row of single crochets, twice as long as the length of the band that you want. And then, you fold the handle in half and crochet the sides together. Attach your sides to the, through the ring and stitch on either end. And then, open the key ring just enough to run it through the hole on the bag itself. And that's all that you need to know to make a simple bag. You can find information about this project at Terri's Yarns & Crafts.