Crochet Linen Stitch Bag

If you have seen my last post about the knitted draw string bag, I mention a crocheted version of the bag is coming up. Thought this current bag is not a drawstring bag, it is made using the crochet version of the linen stitch. I have not written a pattern yet for this yet, I don't like how the base of this bag turned out. The next bag is going to have a bigger base. I am not sure how I am going to do that yet. I love the linen stitch pattern. So here is a You Tube video about the stitch.

Keep in mind that this video has you go back and forth, I did this in continuous rounds.  I switch colors every row simply because I started in brown and I was afraid that I was not going to have enough, so I went to my stash and added in variegated pink. I thought it was a good choice.

You might of noticed that video says it is a moss stitch tutorial. It is the same principle. You Tube has multiple other video on the crochet linen stitch. 

My plans for this bag is to use this as a gift bag. I have a collection started of various gift bags and I hope to add more before the start of the season.