Mindless Crochet And The Art Of Seduction

My version of the solid granny square bag is finally done-done-dooooone! šŸ™‚

crochet granny square bag

I’ve never had a bag like this before. Well for starters, it’s crochet, and I made it myself ā¤

It’s also roomy, in a stretchable and unencumbered-by-partitions sort of way. Perfect for those times when you have lots to carry and you don’t want to be saddled with multiple bags – or better yet, when you want to save the environment and just say “no” to those plastic/tote bags that come with your purchased item šŸ‘šŸ‘

crochet bag for beginners

I made it in black and gray so it would go well with most any style/color of clothing. I made the handles wider, out of rows of 4 dc instead because I didn’t want them to cut into my shoulders as the bag would get heavier. I also made the handles a bit longer so I can also carry the bag across the body, and I can tie them up top if I want them shorter.

granny square bag easy

I’m lovin’ it! ā¤ ā¤ And it was pure, mindless crochet. You know, you don’t have to look at a pattern or count or anything, you just make your hands do the work!

One of the advantages of “mindless crochet” is the opportunity to learn something new while working at it. For instance, I learned a bit more about the art of seduction while crocheting this bag šŸ˜ šŸ˜

And so on … just let your YouTube TEDx Talks run its course XD XD

Have you ever done a crochet project that was ‘mindless’? What did you occupy your mind with while working at it?

Create happy! ā¤

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62 Responses to Mindless Crochet And The Art Of Seduction

  1. That’s an awesome bag! I want to get better at crocheting because I’m really pretty terrible… I turned to cross stitch instead.

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    • Paardje says:

      Oh just start from where you are and keep practicing. Not all my projects turn out right XD But I keep at it because that’s the only way to get better šŸ™‚ It’s fun and you’ll be proud of whatever project you accomplish ā¤ I hope you can give it another try sometime.

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  2. Wow this turned out beautiful! I’m going to have to try this pattern! And I love mindless crochet, although these days I only dream about it. Life is busy. I miss hibernating in my house the entire weekend with a crochet hook, yarn and hot cocoa. But the craft lives on and so does my love of it. It may only amount to one row a day, but a little here and there really does add up. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

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  3. christelcee says:

    It it really nice! The panda in the bag was adorable as well. I would love to learn how to create something like that someday.

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  4. I’ve never done crochet!

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  5. Anita says:

    That bag is simple and beautiful! I like simple and beautiful. šŸ™‚

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  6. I went in to buy cross stitch supplies today, and stared at all the crochet stuff instead. Any tips on where to find good instructional videos? My friend tried to teach me, but I was terrible…

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    • Paardje says:

      Yes, beware all those crochet stuff – they can mesmerize! XD XD

      Are you new to crochet or do you already have a project in mind? There are lots of tutorials on YouTube. Sometimes one video/instructor is better than another so I sometimes watch a couple before I fully understand something.


  7. Barbara says:

    I think your bag turned out beautifully. Crochet is definitely on the bucket list and with inspiring posts like this I am more determined than ever. Thank you for sharing your work.

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  8. yanti says:

    Congratulation šŸ™‚ very nice bag

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  9. Lizi's Life says:

    Fab bag. Looks professional enough that you could have bought it from any craft store x

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  10. ~~ emzlee :) says:

    Wow,..it’s beautiful. šŸ™‚

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  11. Thanks for posting! That looks so cool. I need to take up on crochet. To save me money on buying bags.

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  12. zelynneblog says:

    That bag is beautiful. I’ve done crocheting in highschool. I remember I made a little bathroom tissue pouch as a project.
    What is mindless crocheting? I’m curious.

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  13. Cezane & Michelle says:

    That’s a great bag you made! (and great bear too, I love Pandas :P)

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  14. Great bag! It will be great to have on your shopping trips. Love a mindless pattern. I am working on a baby blanket that I thought was mindless. I memorized the pattern, but as I let my hands and mind go, I have made many mistakes and have had to frog this thing so many times! I think I wanted mindless, but I do need to pay some attention, obviously.

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  15. naelany says:

    that turned out great šŸ™‚ I’ve been wanting to make some myself for shopping, but haven’t yet. What keeps me back is the idea that the fabric’ll stretch… too much, so I haven’t made the leap quite yet.

    What pattern did you use? Did I miss the link somewhere?

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  16. aliwilford says:

    Awesome bag!! I was a crocheting teenager but haven’t picked it up since having a family. You are clever!

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  17. great bag, my attempts at crochet have been fruitless and never mindless

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  18. opat says:

    I love the bag colours!

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  19. I crochet too! High Five šŸ˜‰

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  20. artistmum says:

    What a great bag!
    And thanks for visiting my blog! Always nice to have visitors!

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  21. Mary says:

    Love your bag. Soon I will be crocheting a baby blanket in chevron pattern. I have done a bag before too.

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  22. Love this post! I crocheted whilst listening to the You Tube clips – fascinating. Nice combination! Thank you.

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  23. Ooooooooooooh, love the bag! And the pictures with the Teddy are sooooo cute ā¤ Well done!!! Colombian traditional bags do look similar, they are also done in the crochet style so you touched a special part of my heart ā¤

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  24. heartandsoul777 says:

    So beautiful Im truly impressed! your stitches are perfection!! ā¤

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  25. Stacey says:

    Hi Paardje, thanks for liking my post. This is a lovely bag!

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