I have always liked the look of a crochet bag.
My Gran had a lovely green broomstick crochet knitting bag with a scarlet 50's print fabric lining which I really used to envy. It was finished off with over-sized tortoiseshell handles that clacked together whenever it was in use.
There are some beautiful crochet bags online many with free patterns of varying complexity.
Take a look at my Pinterest board here.
One of the more popular patterns for a crochet bag can be found here.
Its a good basic pattern with easy to follow instructions for those of you who want a go.
It was a pattern taken from Lucy's bag here, but made in a single colour.
I set about making this exact bag for my mothers birthday in July this year and it turned out fine. I used 100% cotton and lined the bag to stop any little buttons etc. escaping. She seemed over the moon with it.
I have been looking on Raverly for some other patterns for crochet bags for my next project (for me this time) and these are my favourites