This bag is made of 5 granny squares and then treble crochet around the top and double crochet around the bottom edge. I have used wool, yarn and cotton. The handle is yarn and cotton crocheted together. I made green cotton flowers to embellish the bag and put some plastic buttons in the middle of the flowers and a hessian butterfly to the side. It is a strong bag which could carry quite a weight , if necessary. It doesn't stretch much as you fill it up and so won't lose its shape.