Pinner said: This is a crocheted bag with a leather flap. The stitch is star crochet. The leather is just a piece I bought as a left-over. I kept the rough edge. The inside has a textile bag made from an old kimono.
If you cannot knit, you could add a backing for strength and transform an old sweater into a tote bag. Attach ready-made leather handles. Love the bag but I would rather knit the entre thing rather than use an aod sweaters