Crochet for a Cause: Boutique Bag

Granny to Girls Boutique Bag Bright Yellow

With the weather cooling off (one can dream, right?), it’s nearing craft sale time, or at least craft-making time!  Then again when isn’t it craft-making time, right? Smile

Here’s a pattern I discovered at Tangled Happy. It’s a cute little boutique bag and great for a craft fair.

The Causes

2014 has been a year of exploring causes which welcome handmade gifts. Here are this week’s goodies’ causes:

  • My friend, Roxanne, will be sponsoring a table to benefit Bread for Life at “Piggin and Peddlin,” a BBQ and craft fair in October. (see below for special order information)
  • This is also a perfect little purse to tuck into Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

The Creativity: Granny to Girls Boutique Bags

If you were a young lady, wouldn’t you love this lovely?

It’s small enough for a little girl, and yet adaptable – depending on colors and flower pattern used – for young ladies who need just a little place to tuck necessities.

Here’s one in hot pink with a clustery flower:


And one in bright blue and white …

Bright Blue Granny Square Boutique Purse

And sweet pastels …

Light Blue Granny Square Boutique Purse

For the Grown Ups

And for something a little more grown up, I tried a fancy new yarn – a thrift store find! – to make a Dipped in Gold version, just right for a night out.

Dipped in Gold Boutiqu Bag


To make the handles a little more sturdy, I added an extra stitch each the time the handles met the bag.

And on the final round of the pattern, I decreased a couple of times here and there to prevent some of the stretch of the handles.

I also added a round of slip stitches to give the fluffy edge a little more polish.

The Yarn I Used

I’m not sure what the yarn is called – no label on the thrift store find – but here’s what it looked like in the skein:

Dipped in Gold Yarn


Wouldn’t this pattern be pretty in black – maybe with a velvety yarn? And an elegant flower?

The Pattern: Granny Stripe Boutique Bag

Many thanks to Tangled Happy for her Granny Stripe Boutique Bag pattern.

It’s in my Ravelry queue and staying there!

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Flower Patterns on Pinterest

Before I forget (again!), here’s a Pinterest Board of Crocheted Flowers, Bobbles and Appliques to attach to your Granny to Girls Boutique Bag.  🙂

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Granny to Girls Boutique Bags will be for sale at the upcoming “Piggin and Peddlin” in October.

Proceeds will help support Bread for Life International in Cameroon, Africa.

If you would like to order Granny to Girls Boutique Bags in particular colors to help support Bread for Life or to tuck into your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, drop me a note or give me a call.  Smile

REALITY CHECK: Just a little over a month ‘til the college-man goes back to living on campus. Sigh, by the time this post goes live that countdown will be counted wayyyyy down. Wish I could have made the summer more spectacular for the kiddos.  Sad smile  But they’ve done much to proud of themselves! Smile


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