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When I started this endeavor, I knew that I was going to need great content and to expand my skill set. When I began a few months ago, I would say I was an advanced beginner crocheter. Now, by trying out free patterns, and expanding outside my comfort zone, my skills have moved far beyond that.
One of the first patterns that I tackled in an attempt to try something new was the gorgeous Suzette Stitch bag by Make & Do Crew. This bag is seriously phenomenal. Just the right amount of stretch, stylish enough for work, and casual enough for a trip to the market or library.
It is worked using Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn, but you could also make your own tubular yarn out of an old t-shirt (check back for a how to…) for a slightly cheaper option. I have only been able to find Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn at Michael’s or online through Amazon. So do some looking around to get the best price.
Rather than using the rope as called for in the pattern, I opted to make my own rope using a pattern by Lakeside Loops. Her patterns are gorgeous, and I can’t wait to make the bag that actually goes with the rope. That said, it was the perfect addition to the Suzette Stitch bag and really makes it pop. Get the pattern for the rope here as part of her Bryce Crochet Bag pattern.