Too Hot To Handle Bag by Liz Sheffield

Too Hot To Handle Bag

October 2021
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet
3.75 mm (F)
450 - 520 yards (411 - 475 m)
One Size
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Where did you get that bag?

Just getting you ready for this question because you’ll be hearing it a lot! This crocheted bag is all about the head-turning handle! The intermediate pattern works up quickly in DK or light Worsted weight yarn. You’ll want one in every color.

The Too Hot To Handle Bag has 5 different strap configurations, all convertible. The pattern includes options for all 5 and instructions on how to configure each one.
Clutch (no strap)
Shoulder Bag
Wheelchair Bag

The strap options require a purse strap and placement of D-rings to attach the strap.

The Bag closure is keep simple to help accommodate individuals with limited dexterity. Simple magnetic closure is optional. The Backpack and Wheelchair Bag options use the strap to close the bag, making it more secure.

Finished Measurements
Width at Opening measured from outside:
12” / 30.5 cm
Total Height measured from bottom of Bag to top of handle:
11.75” / 30 cm
Height from Bottom of Bag to Opening:
8.5” / 21.6 cm
Width of bag measured from the outside:
2.25” / 5.7 cm

Yarn Requirements
DK weight, Category 3 or light worsted weight, Category 4 •
MC 450 yds / 412 m
CC 60 yds / 55 m

Yarn Shown in Sample
MC: Hobbii Amigo XL
CC: Hobbii Starlight Soft

3.75mm / Size F

22 sts x 25 rows in Single Crochet

Additional notions include:
12” dowel rods
1/2” D-rings
Purse Strap
Stitch Markers
Tapestry needle
Magnetic purse closure