I am SO excited to show you these two projects. I've lumped them together because I made one in order to see how I liked the pattern so I could adapt it something a bit more original. Here is the picture.
I wanted to try it a bit more narrow since that's a pretty big bag (though useful for the right things). As I worked along on the second one, I mentioned making only one strap. Hubby liked the idea of it going along the entire edge to the bottom. I think I like how it turned out. It adds some structure to it. This one is about 15 1/2" wide.
Both were made with worsted weight cotton and a Size G hook.
The last thing I'd like to do with it is chain a little loop and add a button at the top of the narrow bag to keep it closed. Or I'll just add a large flower on the side. It sounds like a fun addition.
Don't you love how the variegated yarn lined up? It's different on each of them, but I love it on both!