This will be my 3rd ever crochet project since picking up a hook for the first time in January. My grandmother made this bag and it has been in my handbag and in daily daily use for almost 40 years. I now think I have worked out how she made it so I am going to try and replicate it for presents this Christmas. Start off by creating 2 round granny squares, put them together leaving an opening gap about a quarter of the diameter. Then make a netting of Solomon’s knots. Once the netting is complete chain stitch between the points of the netting and create handles strengthening them with single crochet.