Rachel Bag – New Design for Debbie Bliss

11/08/2017 · 4 comments

in Crochet,Patterns,Style


Oh my word my friends, our moment has come. You know what is trending this Autumn? The ‘Granny Square’. (Which is fortunate, as I have a book on the very subject, coming out in the next month – say nothing). I digress. You and I know that the humble crochet granny square has been reclaimed now for about a decade. But fashion has taken a while to catch up. That eminent fashion house Moschino focused on granny square chic for their Resort Wear 2017 collection. Now Zara have a lovely range of jumpers in their Autumn range. Bright, bold and beautiful, but also very easy to make.

zara - crochet-granny-square

Colour Pop

The gorgeous Debbie Bliss asked me to design a granny square themed bag for her Autumn/Winter range and I was delighted to oblige. I chose zingy and fashionable colours from the Rialto DK range and then brought the whole look together by using a lovely dark gray to link each square together.

This bag is fairly easy to make if you have mastered the basic square. I also made a base working in the round. For the finished sample, I really went to town with lining the bag and using metal eyelets to thread the bag handles through. Attention to detail, don’t you know. I adore working with Debbie, mostly because she is such a kind, funny and glorious person, but professionally she has such a keen eye for colour and a fabulous sense of fashion. Take a look at all her new designs for autumn. If you can knit or crochet, you will be able to find your ‘trending’ item which you can get ready for the next season and won’t have to leave the comfort of your arm chair.


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