I don't have a set pattern for my bags I just make them up as I go along.... The red one I did cast on 24 st.... I use two large needles one being a lot bigger than the other just for effect... They called it Condo knitting when it was the rage...I knit it as deep as I would like & fold inside out & sew together with black cotton yarn..... I lined the red bag with black duct tape(you can get all kinds of colours at Canadian Tire).... You can see I ran out before doing the flap....Make the flap by decreasing 1 st each end of the needle....I knit handle by casting on 4 stitches & knit to desired length & then cast off.... Sew to the sides & voila a spiffy little bag/purse.....You can have a new purse every day of the week..... Eat your heart out Paris Hilton!!!
Purse made with grocery bags & ball of yarn