When I designed this Snowflake Bag crochet pattern, it was obviously with winter in mind. After all, snowflakes are a winter thing, right? However, as I look back at my old crochet purse patterns, I realize that it actually makes a really smart summer bag. Worked in the intended colors, it’s a patriotic crochet pattern. Or you could change up the colors to make it more summery. It’s a big bag with a lot of room for everything you carry around during summer activities.
About This Snowflake Bag Crochet Purse Pattern
I designed this Snowflake Bag Crochet Purse pattern over a decade ago. It’s hard to believe it! And yet it’s one of those accessories that really stands the test of time, something you can use (and make) year upon year without it going out of style. It was originally published in Inside Crochet, Issue 5, December 2009/January 2010. Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012 also published this pattern a few years later. It’s now available for download through the Interweave website, where you can purchase that entire Love of Crochet issue for one low price.
A Winter Bag That Makes a Great Summer Bag
Obviously, both Inside Crochet and Love of Crochet published this for their winter issues. It’s got snowflakes as appliques. However, looking at it anew, I see that the blue and white appliques are actually perfect for a summer bag. Work in some red ones and you’ve got a great patriotic crochet pattern perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and other summer gatherings. Or left in just blue and white, the Snowflake Bag Crochet Purse pattern actually has a nautical feel to it. That makes it a great beach bag or a big bag to take on summer picnics.
Bulky Yarn for a Big Beach Bag
You’ll use a bulky weight yarn to make this big crochet bag. It works up really quickly that way which means you can easily make this and start using it this summer. Moreover, this makes for a really sturdy, durable bag. Obviously, you want your bag to hold up well if you’re going to fill it with stuff. This winter-turned-summer bag can carry beach toys, big craft projects, picnic foods, and more.
Belts for Crochet Bag Straps
There are so many different ways to add straps and handles to crochet bags. You can crochet them, obviously. You can sew fabric to the bag. Alternatively, you can purchase purse handles whether wooden, leather, or some other material. Finally, you can upcycle belts to make sturdy, adjustable crochet bag straps. I love this option, and that’s what I’ve chosen for the Snowflake Bag crochet purse pattern.
Get the Snowflake Bag Crochet Purse Pattern
You can purchase the Love of Crochet issue that this bag is featured in so that you’ll get this pattern as well as all of the others in that issue. It’s a holiday issue but we all know that no time is too early to start thinking about those holiday crochet projects!