Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet, Easy Patterns

Crafty Sassy: Crochet C2C Handbag (Easy)

Hey Dearies! Since I have been so busy working on some new things, I wanted to share how I made this C2C (Corner 2 Corner) handbag!

I’m probably not the only one who hasn’t thought about using the C2C stitch to make a handbag, but I wanted to come up with a twist that also gave me the chance to crochet my own buttons as well!

Not only will I be showing you how to make this bag, but I will be also be showing you how I made my homemade crochet buttons! You can use regular buttons, but if you are like me and forget to carry some in your crochet bag, then this is the perfect time to practice!


What you will need:

  • 5.25 mm hook
    • You can use a 5.0 mm hook, I only went up a size because I wanted to try something new.
    • Going down a size, than what is recommended isn’t a problem, but keep in might that the small your hook size, the small your project might be. Same if you go larger for you hook size, the larger your project might be!
  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’m using Red Heart Super Savor yarn in the color Zebra.
    • I suggest using another color for the boarder, I didn’t and I wish that I did instead of using the same color for the entire project.
  • 3 buttons
  • Sewing Needle

Before we begin, if you don’t know how to do the C2C stitch or need some help on how to get started, I highly recommend seeing Heart Hook Home’s video on how to do the C2C stitch, I found her video very helpful when attempting to learn this stitch!

Let’s Begin!

Base: By using the video from above, you are going to be making a square that is an 18 x 25. Instead of slip stitching, when decreasing the sides, make a single crochet. I find that it makes your project look more neat!

Once you have finished your 18 x 25 square C2C, DON’T fasten off, instead, chain on and single crochet around the entire square, make sure to have 3 single crochets in each corner.

Once you are done, fasten off and weave in any loose ends!

Now, here is the fun part! Grab some yarn and your sewing needle, you don’t need a lot of yarn, but enough to sew each of the sides.

What I did, for this part, I folded my square the hot dog fold, leaving at lease 5 squares, for the flap part of the bag. Then, I sewing my sides together on both sides of the bag.


Button Hole: At the top of your flap, single crochet in the first 9 stitches, chain 3, skip the next stitch and single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat this two more times.

Tip: If your button hold don’t look even or you want them to have more or less distances between them, you can always adjust them and change whether or not you want 3 buttons or 2 buttons instead.


Strap: So, this strap is a little different than what I’ve seen being used as a strap, but I wanted to try it out for myself!

When making this strap, chain how long you would like the strap to be, I didn’t really keep track of how long I chained for, but make sure that you chain 2 extra chains.

Then skip the first 2 chains from your hook and make 2 double crochet in the next chain stitch. (The chain 2 counts as a double crochet!) Double crochet into each chain stitch until you reach the last stitch.

When you reach the last stitch, make 6 double crochets in that same stitch.

Then continue to crochet on the other side of the double crochets, double crocheting into each opposite double crochet stitch until you reach the last stitch.

Make 3 more double crochets in that last stitch. Slip stitch at the top of the chain 2 and fasten off!

Tip: To make it easier for sewing this into the bag, leave a long tail, about 3 inches or so.


Attachment: To attach the strap to the base, sew on the outside of either sides of the bag.

Once your straps are attached, grab your buttons and sew them onto your bag as well.

Tip: Folding your flap down and seeing where the button holes will sit, helped me a lot when placing my buttons.

And once you attach your buttons, you are done! Weave in any loose ends!


There you have it! A simple fun hang bag to make! Let me know in the comments down below if this is something you would use for yourself?

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Crafty Sassy: Top 10 Free Crochet Phone Case Patterns

Hey Dearies! I figured I would should you fun new ways to decorate your phone or store your phone in! Since having a smartphone is something that we all have, I figured I would find some patterns to have some fun with it!

Note: None of these patterns are my, all rights go to the original creators. I will leave a link to the pattern as well.

Let’s check out some of the cute cases that you could decorate your phone with!


1.Blue Agrave Phone Pouch

I really love the colors for this case and the design, it looks like shells. Not to mention, it is also like a purse or hang bag, but instead it only holds the phone. The best part about this type of pattern, you can always add a small pouch behind it to give it extra room.

Link to the pattern: https://www.mooglyblog.com/blue-agave-phone-pouch-wristlet-cozy-free-pattern/


2.Big Bow Cell Phone Case

I think this pattern is super cute, it also in closes your phone completely, so there is no risk of it falling out. It doesn’t replace an actual case, but it gives your phone more style. Also, I love the aqua color and the fact that these types of patterns are open to trying out different color combos.

Link to the pattern: https://missnissdesigns.weebly.com/blog/free-pattern-big-bow-cell-phone-case


3.Mixin It Up With DaPerfectMix Cell Phone Case

This is a more simple phone case, that you may have to adjust because this was meant for a smaller phone. This would be perfect for my old BlackBerry, that I used to have, but his is opened for newer colors, as well. I suggest using a button, but you can try out the Velcro.

Link to the pattern: https://daperfectmix.blogspot.com/2011/01/cell-phone-case-pattern.html


4.Easy Cell Phone Case

Naztazia is one of my favorite crochet tutorial channels to look up. Not only are her patterns simply amazing, but the colors she chooses are amazing as well. She is also always has her free pattern and a video to show you how to make it. I highly recommend checking her channel out!

Link to the pattern: https://naztazia.com/easy-cell-phone-case/


5.Mobile Phone Cozy

A simple yet easy phone case to make, but there is a different style on the top part, which I love! I also like the chain loop that you can make for it, to keep the phone in place. Plus the color combos you could do for this pattern is endless!

Link to the pattern: https://crochetdreamz.com/2013/07/mobile-phone-cozy-or-case-crochet.html#.UebSs421EWc


6.Owl Cell Phone Cozy

I really like how much detail this creator put into this design, although, it might not fit the phone we have today, it’s possible to adjust it to fit whatever phone size. Not to mention, I love how the owl’s nose is the button that not only holds the phone in place, but it’s a clever idea to use that type of button.

Link to the pattern: https://woolpatterns.com/owl-cell-phone-cozy-free-crochet-pattern/


7.Stripped Mobile Phone Cozy

This is another standard phone case, but with a twist and I just love the pinkish color they used for the phone case. Not to mention, the button is super cute. I love the stripe in the middle of both of the cases.

Link to the pattern: https://crochetdreamz.com/2016/10/mobile-device-cozy-or-case-crochet.html


8.Secret Pearl Phone Cozy

This design has lots of different colors that work really well together, not to mention I really like the middle design they chose as well! This also tests your skills by using a smaller hook and finer yarn, which is always fun to try out!

Link to the pattern: https://www.lillabjorncrochet.com/2016/06/secret-pearl-phone-cozy-free-pattern.html


9.Summertime Fishy Phone Case

When I saw this one, it literally blew my mind! look at all the work that was put in to this case! not to mention, there is a hook at the end to connect it to your purse or backpack. I love how beautiful the colors are and the mix color that they used for the body of the fish!

Link to the pattern: https://coolcreativity.com/crochet/summertime-fishy-phone-case-free-crochet-pattern/


10.Toaster Pastry Mini Cell Phone Cozy

I’m a big pop tart fan and when I saw that, I am adding this on my list of stuff to make for myself for sure! Can you imagine if you had a purse that was a toaster? Now that would be an amazing idea! Anyway, I also loved how they gave one on them a little face and added the extra sprinkles as well!

Link to the pattern: http://burlapandlacecrochet.blogspot.com/2016/05/toaster-pastry-mini-tabletcell-phone.html?m=1


There you have it! New ideas for your phone! Which one of the designs do you like? Let me know down in the comments!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Crochet, Top Projects for Crochet/Knitting

Crafty Sassy: Top 5 Free Crochet Freeze Pop Cozies

Hey Dearies! Since it is summer time, the best thing to have on a hot day is ice cream! Well, if there isn’t any ice cream, freeze pops work as a amazing treat instead! Especially for the kiddos as well!

I remember picking the colors blue and pink, but now, I don’t mind having any of them! Although, the one thing that I wished I had was something to hold my freeze pop because sometimes they were too cold or sweaty.

Instead of having these cozies, we ended up using paper towels or wash clothes, which helped for a bit, but it didn’t do much, not to mention it wasn’t fun to have a plain old paper towel.

So, let’s look at some of the freeze pop cozies that I found that are not only cute, but the patterns are free for you to try!

Note: None of these patterns are mine, all rights go out to the original creators. I’ll be leaving links to the patterns for each one.


  1. Shark Fun Pop Cozy

This freeze pop cozy is something I’ve actually made and I love this pattern! It was very easy to understand and not to mention, I love how this shark looks! The eyes might the be most difficult to do, but if you have any black puffy paint around, you can use that instead!

Link to the pattern: https://mermaidhooked.com/2018/07/21/hungry-shark-freeze-pop-cozy/


2. Monster Ice Pop Holders

These lil monsters aren’t as scary as they seem, but they are so adorable! I also love the touch of using googly eyes! Not to mention, I love the bright colors that they used for these pop cozies and the finishing touches for the mouth is amazing!

Link to the pattern: https://blackstone-designs.com/monster-ice-pop-holders/


3. Unicorn Freeze Pop Cozy

This one is especially cute for all the little ones that love unicorns! I haven’t made this one yet, but I just love how cute this is! Not to mention, this pattern actually uses puffy paint for the lashes. Plus, you can try out different colors for the horn and hair as well!

Link to the pattern: https://mermaidhooked.com/2018/08/31/unicorn-freeze-pop-cozy/


4. Light Saber Freeze Pop Holder

This one is for the inner child in us, or for those big Star Wars fans. I remember using a light saber, the plastic ones they sold that you could change the light different colors, but the next best thing was freeze pops! Even they are smaller than the normal light saber, I can finally change the colors!

Link to the pattern: http://greenfoxfarms.blogspot.com/2017/05/light-saber-freeze-pop-holder-tutorial.html


5. Mermaid Fun Pop Holder

Another cozy that I made, and it was fun to make! Although I did add a different color yarn that was around the beginning of the tail. Not to mention, this is something that is very easy to make and explore with different colors and yarns!

Link to the pattern: https://mermaidhooked.com/2018/06/23/mermazing-funpop-holder-free-pattern/


There you have it! A few freeze pop cozies that are fun for all ages during these hot months of summer months!

Once we are able to do craft fairs again, these are something that are supper easy and quick to make and sell! Not to mention, how cute it would be to have these for the kids, too?

Also, what was your favorite treat to have during the summer months? If I’m honest, it was s’mores, but if we are talking about a cold treat, I would go with a mint-chocolate chip ice cream in a sugar cone.

Let me know what yours were in the comments down below!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Double Crochet Square (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! We will be doing the double crochet square! This stitch is another stitch that is used very commonly used in most if not all projects. In fact, I use it quite a lot in my towel topper pattern.

This stitch is different from the other stitches we have learns, such as single and half-double crochet, instead, this stitch is longer, which can make your project look more completed or more farther along that it would with the other stitches.

Let’s begin!


What I used:

  • 5.0 mm hook
    • This is the most commonly used hook size for beginners, but you can use whatever size that you would like.
  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I used the ‘Red Heart Super Saver’ in the color Perfect Pink.
    • You can used any type of size yarn, but make sure that you use the right hooks that go with the size.
  • Sewing Needle

Note: You can chain any amount of chains you want, but make sure to add an addional 3 chains. For example, I want there to be 25 stitches, so I will chain 28, instead.

Make a slip knot and chain 28 chains.

Row 1: From the 3rd chain, from your hook and double crochet into the next stitch. (Remember, the chain that is already on your hook does not count!) (25)

Row 2: Turn and chain 3. Double crochet in the next stitch and across. (25)

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached the length you desire. I crocheted up until row 20. Fasten off and weave in your ends.


There you have it! The more rows you make, the more practice you gain from this! There are tons of projects you can try out with using the double crochet!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Beginner Patterns, Crochet

Crafty Sassy: Half-Double Crochet Square (Beginners)

Hey Dearies! So, today, I wanted to show you how to make a half-double crochet square! I’ve already shown you how to make a single crochet square, but now I’m going to talk about how to make the half-double crochet!

The half-double crochet is like the single crochet, it looks like a tight stitch, but instead of just entering the stitch with your hook, you are crocheting almost like you would for a double crochet, but going through all the loops.

So, let’s start!


What I used:

  • 5.0 mm hook
    • This side hook is what normal beginners should use, but you can use any size hook.
  • Medium Size Yarn
    • I’m using ‘I Love This Yarn’ in the color Menthe, but any medium size yarn will work.
    • If you are using a smaller or bigger hook, just make sure that the yarn you choose, will be able to work.
  • Sewing Needle
    • You’ll always need this item, not matter what the crochet project!

Note: For the half-double crochet stitch, chain the amount you would like to do, but make sure you add an extra 2 chains! The extra two chains will not be crocheted!

Make a slip knot and chain 27. ( As I said before, you can chain whatever size you want, but make sure to have 2 extra chains. Example: I want 25 stitches, but I added 2 extra chains, making it 27 chains in totally.

Row 1: Skip the first 2 chains (Do not count the chain that is already on your hook!) Half-double crochet into the next stitch and across. (25)

Row 2: Chain 2. Half-double crochet in the next stitch and across. (25)

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached the number of rows you want to make, or keep going for more practice! I stopped at row 30

Once you are on your last row, fasten off and weave in any of your ends!


There you have it! Another fun stitch to practice and learn how to do! This stitch is also a very common stitch to be used in projects. I think it looks good for hats or blankets, especially!