Hello! I am revisiting a favorite crochet pattern The Fat Bottom Bag by Julie Holetz. I had all the needed materials already in my stash!
Pattern – Fat Bottom Bag by Julie Holetz featured in Stitch n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stroller.
Yarn – Sugar 'n Cream, Lily Yarn: 100% Cotton, Worsted 4-Ply, 95 yds/85 m, Color: Red, 3 skeins (Michaels Stores)
Notions – Black and White Flower Pin, Red and White Gingham Lining, One Pair of Brown Oval Wooden Purse Handles (Hancock Fabric)
Hooks – Size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Finished Size – 14” Wide x 8” Deep, excluding Handles
This purse is worked in three different stitches: herringbone half-double crochet, herringbone half-double crochet decrease and single crochet 2 together stitch.
There are no instructions to line this purse at finishing. However I always line my crocheted purses so keys and pencils will not poke through. To construct the lining I used a great tutorial: "Sew A Lining For a Crocheted Bag" from FutureGirl Craft Blog.
I love the beautiful curving of this purse which is built into the stitching pattern and that there is no seaming needed to finish the purse. Try stitching it because you will love it too!