Loop Stitch Shaggy Bag in Purple

shaggy bag

It’s 2011!!! Happy New Year, Happy New Decade!!!! Happy New Bag!!!!

And, my new year resolution is….

To be more organized with time and practiced better housekeeping, so that I have more time to craft and to share them here!!!!

As many of you knew that I’ve started reorganizing my craft room since end of last year…. yeah, I am still doing it and glad to let you know that it is almost done (detail to follow soon!!!). Before things can get really neatened up, I have to “pour” everything out from their existing storage, sort & group them and store them again in a proper way. During this chaotic process, with all my craft materials, stashes and tools out from boxes, drawers, cabinets, shopper bags, under the table and basically every where (phew!!! Just imagine how messy it was, I don’t even dare to take pictures!)….. I barely able to reach my sewing machine which was buried under the piles. With no sewing machine to use (hey, I just got it serviced!!!), instead, I did crochet projects most of the time during this period, so be expected to see another crochet project for the upcoming post. But, I will come back for more sewing projects after this, I promise!!!!

crochet shaggy purse

Just before I started the messy job of my craft room reorganization, I made a loop stitch shaggy bag again and this time it is in purple. Basically, everything remains the same except the size. For the dimension, I crochet it a little bigger than the green shaggy bag by adding 6 more stitches on the base chain (47 sts instead), 2 more rows on the loop stitch row (26 rows instead).

[For the details on the crochet pattern, lining and pockets of the basic shaggy bag, please click here.]

The measurement is approximately: 14 1/2″ (W) x 9 1/2″ (H) x 2 1/2″ (D)

crochet loop stitch bag

I hope that you like this purple version because I made it for my lovely mum for her birthday. [p/s: purple is my mum’s favorite color ;)]

Perhaps, if someone could help me to cut the fabric strips, I would love to make more of the loop stitch shaggy bag! Not only that this pattern is easy to crochet, the bag is really nice to hold and great to use!!!

purple shaggy bag

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  1. I LOVE this bag. Is there a pattern for it? Oh, I hope so

  2. Home decorating is a challenging task and when you are on a tight budget it makes it more difficult. Whether you are looking for home accessories, rugs, lighting, or furnishings I find it hard matching everything. Your post has been a great help and I am looking forward to coming back and picking up more information to improve my home’s interior. Thanks,

  3. Hello,
    You are quite talented and this is such an unusual thought. Unfortunately I could never cut up fabric so neatly, nor do I have the time it would take me, I would end up buying 3times the fabric and still not be happy with the result, before I even started to crochet.
    But this is beside the point, I have found a lovely yarn that has a ribbon effect that I think would be perfect to give this a go with.
    Now my question is, how many skeins would I need…I’m Australian so we work in metres but I have no trouble converting, could you give me a rough idea how much length you ended up with, please?
    Or how many skeins would you suggest I get if there are 68m [74/75yds] in each one?
    Thank you so much, I’d say good luck with your endeavours but your work is so meticulously fine, you hardly need luck.

    • This is a tough question, Jo! I would guest that you need at least 8 skeins if the ribbon is for 5mm crochet hook and with the same tension as the green shaggy bag. Buy more if the shop lets you return the extra.
      I am interested to see how the bag turns out in that ribbon. Hope to see your work soon….

  4. Could you please do a tutorial for youtube for making this shaggy bag because my starting point is not looking like yours.

  5. What I mean is that I’m using material instead of t-shirt so i have alot of strip so i have to tie them at the ends. I was wondering how you cut your fabric so its connected. Also when i start on the 41 chain. Round 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in back loop only of next 39 ch. Do i back loop stitch from the 41 chain or do i sc stitch after the chain then do my back loop.


  7. Curous…Does anyone have these purses for sale and if so how much? They are adorable!

  8. love this hand bag . you could always use recylced t shirts stripes
    to add a bit of a twist to to 🙂 x

  9. I cant make a coment. but i thank you very much.

  10. You mentioned if someone could make the strips you would do the rest. Is this still an option? I don’t know where you reside, are you in the states? I’m in Michigan, I could ship it to you! LOL

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