While I’ve knit tote bags before, this was my first wearable purse. I came up with the design after searching for something simple and comfortable to wear, and in a color that was neutral but that wouldn’t easily show wear.
A hand knit crossbody bag in tan and brown with a long strap.
I had to experiment with a strap design. I initially knit a strap in the round, but it was too narrow and didn’t look right with the bag. Nothing like frogging a couple days worth of knitting.
In the end, a simple dual-strand garter stitch strap worked out perfectly.
If I were to tweak this design, it would be with the insert — I’d make it deeper to allow for the bag to stretch more, and include reinforced pockets. I wasn’t a fan of hand sewing the liner into the bag, but I was very happy with how it turned out. I love the fabric I used and wish I had more of it for a bag for myself. Unfortunately there was only enough fabric for this one bag, which is happily off to its new owner. 🙂
The sun may be out now, but I finished knitting this cheerful set of washcloths during a much-needed rainstorm this afternoon. This bundle will be heading out soon as part of a larger order.
Colorful Washcloths Set
I really love this color combination! Want a set of your own? Hop on over to the Etsy Shop – girlnovembercrafts.etsy.com.
Sunshine yellow, perfect for any bright & cheerful kitchen! 🌞 I’ve been waiting to try this color – and it’s wonderful, with lots of dark and light yellow and gold tones. I just wish Knit Picks had more solids that paired with this.
Girlnovember’s Sunshine Yellow Dish Cloth Bundle
This three cloth set is made of durable 100% cotton, and is ready to scrub, wash, & clean. These bundles make great kitchen or bath accessories, as well as perfect gifts for housewarming, nursery, stocking stuffers, and hostess thank-you’s. This set is available now in the Etsy shop — be sure to check out all of the current handmade bundles!
And if you’re looking for a set in a different color, but don’t see it in the shop, message me! I either have the color you’re looking for, or can get the yarn to make it. ❤️
I am super excited about finally being able to offer this rainbow themed bundle of hand knit washcloths! It took a while to figure out the range of colors and procure the yarn, but once everything came together, I was so happy with how they turned out. Brilliant colors, super soft, reuseable — they are sure to brighten up your bathroom or kitchen, and come in handy for washing, scrubbing, or wiping up spills.
100% Cotton Hand Knit Washcloths | Rainbow Themed | On Etsy now: girlnovembercrafts.etsy.com
Made from machine washable and dryable 100% cotton yarn. Eight cloths included. Available now on Etsy – hop over the shop and see all the current bundles available!