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Vintage Fleur De Lis Bag From 1917

Photo of a Crocheted Fleur De Lis Bag
Photo Is From a Vintage 1917 M. Heminway Pattern Book, From the Collection of Sandi Marshall.

This gorgeous bag was originally published in a 1917 crochet pattern book by M. Heminway and sons.

Vintage Knot Stitch Flower Sachet Bag From 1917

Vintage 1917 Flower Sachet Crocheted in Knot Stitch
Photo Is From a Vintage 1917 M. Heminway Pattern Book, From the Collection of Sandi Marshall.

This charming vintage sachet pattern will give you the opportunity to practice crocheting the knot stitch.

Vintage Lettuce Bag

Vintage Lettuce Bag
This Photo Was Originally Published in Royal Society Crochet, Book Number 13, in 1919

In the days before plastic wrap was invented, this round mesh bag was used to hold lettuce and keep it fresh. If you're looking for eco-friendly food storage ideas, this one is worth considering.

Of course, if that idea doesn't appeal to you, you'll find plenty of other uses for this type of bag.

Vintage 1940s Bag With Joined Squares

Vintage 1940s Crocheted Purse
This Photo Originally Appeared in a 1940s Pattern Book Called F & K Bags, Hats, Mittens, Vol. 25.

The crochet pattern for this lovely bag was originally published in the 1940s. Although the original supply list called for soutache, Sandi Marshall has revamped the instructions to show contemporary crocheters some suggestions for crocheting this pattern in yarn or thread.

Vintage 1945 Clutch Purse

This Photo Was Originally Published in a 1945 Pattern Book Called Jack Frost Handbags
This Photo Was Originally Published in a 1945 Pattern Book Called Jack Frost Handbags

This oh-so-chic crocheted clutch purse is just as fab now as it was when the pattern was originally published in 1945.

Vintage Shell Shoulder Bag

Vintage 1917 Shoulder Bag With Crocheted Shell Stitches
This Photo Was Originally Published in 1917 in Crochet Design by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

The pattern for this stunning crocheted bag was originally published in 1917.

Woodsy Shells and Mesh Crocheted Tote Bag

Woodsy Shells n Mesh Roomy Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall
Roomy Crocheted Tote Bag -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

This crocheted tote bag is really roomy. The pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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