If you remember these granny squares, I was befuddled as to what I found do with them.
How 'bout a bucket bag?
A tulip bucket bag.
When I saw this pattern for the crochet tulips I knew it had to be part of this bucket bag.
I can not tell you how much I love, LOVE, L O V E this tulip border!
After joining the granny squares, I started using the same color yarn to add height to this bucket bag with just simple double and crochet rounds.
Then single crocheting a simple cord with white yarn, I threaded it between the tulip stems to form a draw cord.
Now something for the inside. To stabilize it more.
(Just a tiny note ---> this is just measure, cut and sew as best as I can. Please don't ask for a pattern -- because honestly! -- there isn't any. I just eye-balled it; half-way measured it; closed my eyes; cut; sewed; said many a prayer; and viola...a lining!)
It turned out way cuter than I thought it would.