Happy Hooker’s Fat Bottom Bag

I bought Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker because I was seeing all these gorgeous fat bottom bags on the forums and blogs and I just had to make one for myself. Now, I’ve been seeing all these gorgeous stuff crocheted from Sugar ‘N Cream cotton yarn and thought that would be perfect for my fat bottom bag. There’s only one teeny weeny problem: we have no Sugar ‘N Cream cotton yarn in Singapore. Scratch that. The fact is I can’t even find cheap worsted weight cotton yarn anywhere here. Eventually, I did manage to get my hand on one precious cone of Sugar ‘N Cream yarn in ecru and I started work on my fat bottom bag right away.

Most of the fat bottom bags I’ve seen were lined. That stopped me cold. Sewing needles and I aren’t exactly the best of friends. When I was in school, it was compulsory for all the girls to attend Home Economics classes where sewing, cooking and craft were taught. I broke the sewing machine needle during my first lesson. For our term test, we were given a piece of cloth and told to machine sew a rectangle on it. My rectangle was a triangle. Needless to say, I failed the test. That’s how inept I am with a sewing needle. What saved my life was Kel’s fantastic tutorial on lining the fat bottom bag. If I hadn’t found that, I’d probably have ended up sewing my fingers to the bag in frustration. Not a pretty sight.

All’s well that ends well. The crocheting was a breeze and after 2 days of much cursing and swearing while doing the lining, I have myself a pretty fat bottom bag. Will definitely make more if I can get my hands on more cotton yarn.

 

 

 Fat Bottom Bag

Edit: Added new photos.

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12 thoughts on “Happy Hooker’s Fat Bottom Bag

  1. Hi, the bag looks GREAT! I got a copy of The Happy Hooker yesterday and I’m dying to get started on a couple of the projects.

  2. Thanks! It’s a great book. I’ve ordered some yarn to do some of the wearables in the book. I can’t wait to get started.

  3. I borrowed tis book b4 in the libraby. Indeed it has a lot of goody stuffs.

    I bot 2 pieces of net to make a bag too.

    I love the linning fabric, very nice.

    The more i c tis fat bottom bag, the more i wanted to have it. Care to teach me ??

  4. JL, have you tried crocheting before? I’m planning to do another one once I get my hands on more cotton. Maybe we can do one together? :)

  5. I love the bag. I’m working on my third right now. I am sooooo glad you had a link to the tutorial for lining it. I had a miserable time lining mine since I did it AFTER doing the handle straps. I’s so glad I ran across this posting. Thanks!

  6. Hey dana, glad to have been of some help. The tutorial was definitely a life saviour for me!

  7. OK, set. Let’s have a crochet-along-MFB.

    Let me know when u r going to start.

    Where r u going to get the cotton yarn ? Shall we go shopping yarn tog ?

  8. Well, I got my cotton yarn for this bag from a friend in US but for the next bag, I’m thinking of either ordering from Peaches & Creme or Leaping Yarns. I haven’t really seen other yarn stores in Singapore that sell kitchen cotton yarn. You don’t have to use cotton though. I’ve seen some really nice ones done in wool.

  9. Lis, your first crochet FO is impressive! I love the way it turned out and I am so glad you found my tutorial helpful. Yours turned out wonderful!

  10. I don’t think I’ll be making another one soon since I realise I barely use this. Maybe you can join the CAL at Crochetville?

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