4.22.2011

Spring Inspired Boutique Bags

Boutique bags inspired by spring. I think the strappy pink one is my new favorite. What do you think? I decided to try out a bulkier yarn this time to create a sturdier bag. I used Lion Brand Baby's First Yarn. It's 55% acrylic, 45% cotton and listed as a bulky weight yarn. This yarn is super soft and perfect for projects that need to hold their shape when completed. It's also machine washable which is completely necessary when creating for children. The last and most fabulous thing... Perfect spring colors.
These bags follow the same basic pattern of the original Granny Stripe Boutique Bag with a few minor changes. The materials list is the same except I used a 5.00mm crochet hook and a bulky weight yarn. All other changes will be listed below.

STRAPPY BOUTIQUE BAG
Follow the this pattern up to round 10 then make the following changes.
Rnd 11: Ch 1. Sc in next 5 st. Ch 45. Count 15 and attach to 16th sc. Sc in next 9 st. Ch 45. Count 15 and attach to 16th sc. Sc in next 4 stitches. Join in top of first sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st scross including each ch st to end. Join in top of first sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc. Finish off.

I tested this Garden Rose pattern for Cheryl at the Flower Girl Cottage and thought it would be the perfect flower for the Strappy Boutique Bag. It's now available in her Etsy shop. 

ALLIGATOR BOUTIQUE BAG
Follow the this pattern up to round 10 then make the following changes.
Rnd 11-13: Continue working. Ch 1. Sc in next st and in each st to end. Join in top of first sc. Finish off.
Straps (Make Two): Ch 31. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across.(30sc) Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each sc to end.(30sc) Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each sc to end. Finish off. Stitch on to bag. Weave ends.

This flower can be found at Lion Brand Yarn. I wanted it to be a bit larger than the original flower so I started with a ch of 35. I really like this one.

I love this bag just as it is. The only changes, bulky weight yarn and a 5.00mm hook. Find the pattern here.

These spring inspired boutique bags were mailed out this week to Justin at Coach Radio whom is the daddy to three little ladies. I have been soaking up the content of his podcast for close to a year now. Very inspiring stuff for all you entrepreneurs. This is just a small way to say thank you. I know many of you are blogging for bliss but some of you are also blogging for business. Either way you should check out his newest site Need a Topic. It is chalked full of topics, tips and techniques for bloggers. Awesome stuff!

Wow! This may be my wordiest post ever. Hope you all hung in there with me. Things have been very hectic here at the Tangled Happy household. Hoping for a little down time this weekend to catch up on all my favorite blogs. So see you in the blogosphere.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

64 comments:

  1. These are all adorable...and I read e-v-e-r-y word of this blog...very eagerly. I like the pink one the best too. Not sure if it's the color or the strap that draws me. Darn it, I know I'm going to drop everything else and have to try this today! It's a good thing my Easter prep is basically done...leaving me the time to chase new ideas! Thanks for all you share! And Happy Easter! Annette

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  2. Those are soooo pretty! Have a Happy Easter!

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  3. What a great pattern! So many possibilities with this one. Thank you again Sara! And a happy easter for you and your family as well! X Floortje

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  4. I loved all your words!!! the bags are amazingly simple and easy with a fantastic effect of wow-ness. Thanks, as always, for sharing!
    Happy weekend!
    Shanti

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  5. Darling! My granddaughters would both love to have their Gamma make one of these for each of them!!

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  6. Gorgeous -- Thanks for sharing xxx
    Happy Easter to you all x

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  7. Sara, these are adorable. I love the color choices and the flowers are such a great addition. Thanks as always for sharing, I think I might try one this weekend,
    Happy Easter,
    Meredith

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  8. oh just wonderful and so thank you thank you for always showing where the pattern is accessible from xxxx
    Easter blessings xxx

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  9. So cute--I know my daughter and some of her friends would love these. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. These are all adorable! I have totally found my next project. The green one is all mine! (Although the last thing I need is another project :) ) Thank you for sharing!

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  11. I love these! Thanks for the pattern(s)!

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  12. Sara these are just gorgeous...and so easy to make...
    Thank you so much for the pattern...I have posted some pics on my blog and flickr...
    and will be making lots more to put away for presents...Great pattern!!!

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  13. Hello!

    Stopping by for the first time to your sweet place here. Looking forward to perusing many of your posts :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  14. Hi Sara , Another new follower here. Devine bags and blog. Thanks for the inspirational patterns.

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  15. So cute and adorable. I really like the blue one.

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  16. I am very excited to make the blue one. I am your newest follower and I am really enjoying your work

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  17. I just saw these on Ravelry and think they are adorable. I will have to check out this yarn, not that I need to add to my massive collection.

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  18. Thanks so much for these! I've made three so far of the Granny Stripe (all progressively smaller to just fit an ipod) and they are so fast and fun to make.

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  19. The Pink Bag is my favorite - I am partial to the garden rose : )
    Don't you just LOVE "Baby's First Yarn" I wish they made it in other colors like brown.
    Thank you for the link to my pattern - I Have a free rosette pattern I just added to my blog a week ago - FYI

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  20. Love these patterns! I just made the clutch in a burnt orange, with a seafoam green flower and it's so cute! Guess what my next blog post is going to be about? ;)

    I plan on sewing in a seafoam green satin lining, should be REALLY cool. Thanks for posting this amazing pattern!
    xo
    Candice

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  21. hi, i made one for myself, i really like it..thanks for the tutorial..

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  22. I just put an article on my web blog, have a look, and thanks for the pattern :-)

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  23. I am your newest follower! I love to crochet and you have a wealth of free patterns! Thanks! I will feature you on our FB page!

    Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

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  24. I love your site! I just made the clutch and love it :) Thanks for this pattern!

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  25. Thanks Jackie! So happy you like the pattern. Wishing you a happy week. :)

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  26. Hi Sara,

    I finished a few bags for my granddaughters. Thanks again for sharing this sweet pattern :)

    Here is the link: http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2011/12/finished-crochet-boutique-bags.html

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  27. Yay I finished my daughters first purse thanks to you! Thank you for sharing this cute pattern!
    Here's the link: http://prettytallprincess.blogspot.com/2011/12/here-are-some-updatesmohawk-ear-flap.html

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  28. These purses are the cutest thing. I found your post through another lady, on Crochet a Facebook page. She shared a link to your site. You have some great work. I love your eye for color and the simplicity of your patterns (although they look difficult). Thank you for sharing this.

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  29. Sara thank you for these beautiful easy bag patterns.i am so enjoying making them and gifting to family and friends.
    Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New year.
    Su chi
    India

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  30. I recently made one of these for my niece! Check out my photo here
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/421339_10150555052195949_696505948_9224859_616517921_n.jpg

    or if that doesn't work.... I can email to you :)

    This pattern was SOOOOOO easy to follow!! For a bit of flair, I just used multicolored yarn for my flower, and added a few extra layers :)

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    1. CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing the link. The flower you made is perfect. Love this one! ♥

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  31. hi Sara!!just finished my purse...please can you tell me how exactly is the flower at lion brand yarn is called??i cant find it!!thanks for the pattern,i am a begginer and all my friends now are asking for a purse!!!!(Fotini)

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    1. Hi Fotini,
      It's called the Shoe Flower. If you click the Lion Brand Yarn link it should take you to the pattern. You may need to create an account with them first. Hope that helps!

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  32. Just posted a link to this pattern on my blog:

    http://tampabaycrochet.blogspot.com/

    Love this pattern.

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  33. These are so cute! My 10yo daughter has chosen this for her 4H project. Thank you for sharing your gift!

    Christy

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    1. So this little bag will be at the fair? That would be so cool! I would love to see photos of that. Wishing her lots of luck. I'm sure it will be great! :)

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  34. Just love and tnx for printing directions. Made one for grandchild and now mothers want one. Do you know how to line or make liner or has anyone and kept the pattern?

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  35. Thank you for posting this. They are so very cute! I tried this pattern last night and changed it just a tiny bit so that the bottom starts out closed from the beginning (so you don't have to whip stitch later). I put the attempt on my blog, and I gave links and credit back to your blog. Thanks so much, these are ADORABLE.

    Jenn
    http://clevercraftycookinmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/crochet-botique-bag.html

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  36. Found your site recently, and I love your patterns, I have got to make these purses today. So thankful to you for giving these patterns free. I am on SSI due to a back injury and can't afford to buy patterns. Thank You so much for the free pattens. May all your wishes, hopes and dreams come true.
    Sue

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  37. Just received a picture of my two year old granddaughter sleeping with her new purse. ( the blue one). Thanks for the darling pattern

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  38. These are so cute. They were just the right inspiration for the iPad tote I wanted to make. I closed in the bottom from the beginning, changed the top a bit using hdc, and added handles that wrap around the bottom for added support for the weight of an iPadmor other Tablet. You also inspired me to write down a pattern for the first time! I usually make them up once and I am done, but I find so many ideasonline from people who share their designs, I thought it is definitely time to try to give back!

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    1. I just started a blog for the pattern I wrote along with the pic of the finished project. I made sure I mentioned your site as my inspiration :) you can check it out at: Crochetalittledream.wordpress.com

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  39. Thank you for offering this pattern! I made one myself accoding to your pattern.
    http://yaosdream.blogspot.de/2012/09/wip-little-purple-purse.html

    I really like your blog!

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  40. My daughter loved it. Thanks. Wanting to make a bigger version for myself.

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  41. Your blog and patterns are wonderful

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  43. Hi Sara. Just popped in again. I just remade this bag this year (the one I made last year I have used almost non stop, so I thought I'd opt for a new color scheme). It turned out adorable and I still linked the pattern and credit back to you. This time I used a bulky lion brand homespun yarn to give it a textured look. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jenn http://www.clevercraftycookinmama.com/2013/04/spring-boutique-bag-remix.html#.UWY0s1coSV4

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    1. Hey Jenn. Heading over now to have a look! :)

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  44. How many yards of yarn does it take to make the bag?

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    1. I'm not sure... But I know it is less than 300 yards for sure, probably much less than that. Hope that helps!

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  46. I made myself one for when I made a quick errand. My granddaughter wanted one. Then I made my neice one. They are very popular. I love them. Thank you for sharing. I whip them up in no time. Great for Christmas gifts

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  47. I can’t be certain, but I think my unexpected result might have something to do with the fact that the button thread I used was left over from when my great grandfather closed up his tailor shop in the 1940s. I can’t imagine how, but it’s the only thing I can think of.

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  48. I think my unexpected result might have something to do with the fact that the button thread

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  49. So cute fast and easy to make. Thanks for sharing made one

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  50. How much yarn would you need to make this? I'm going to use ACRYLIC Worsted weight. Each ball is 3 1/2 oz or 247 yards.

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  51. The Alligator Boutique bag flower link isn't for the same flower...help?

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