Moogly’s Leaping Stripes Line

Tamara Kelly from Moogly recently released a new item in her Leaping Stripes design, the Mersmerizing Mini Bag!

Mine came out to a cute size of 8×11 inches. Small enough to put valuables in for trips to the beach, or as a dress-up accessory for your little cutie!

Mesmerizing Mini Bag

The pattern is very easy to understand, as always. Once you get the hang of this stitch, you can easily get into a rhythm and finish up this project quickly. This stitch can also be made as a throw/blanket, a larger bag, and even a hat. All of these can be found in the Mooglyblog website.

Want one but don’t crochet? This bag is available my shop for ordering and customization!

Granny Square Bag

I’ve been wanting to make one of these bags for a while now. I finally took the opportunity to do so when I’ve frogged (rip/undo) my yarn for the 2nd or 3rd time. The more you frog a yarn, the more the yarn itself unravels and it doesn’t look as clean as it is fresh from the skein. These yarns are leftover from a dress I made for my daughter, so there was no real plan for this material.

I made 10 squares using the traditional granny square pattern. Here is a great tutorial from Tamara at on making granny squares.

Once my squares are done, I attached them accordingly using slip stitch. I think it created a great texture and made it look sturdy. Added some handles, woven in all the ends (the only time I needed a needle). Here is another great tutorial from, this time on making bag handles.

Maybe next time, I’ll make hexagon/african flower theme. Have you made this type of bag? Feel free to post and share your project in the comments! I love seeing what everyone comes up with!


  • Yarn: Cestari Heather Collection (75% cotton/25% wool), and Brown Sheep Company’s Cotton Fleece (80% cotton/20% Merino Wool)
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Clover USA Soft Touch