Here's another one of my creations. With the red satin ribbon, it is perfect for use around Christmas and Valentine's Day.
And here's a closeup of the cable work, which might be a little hard to see in the first picture because of the dark color of the bag:
This is another free crochet pattern that can be found here: Camille's Purse Pattern and you can also add it to your Ravelry queue.
I used two strands of worsted weight yarn to create the pattern. this makes for a thick bag that does not need to be lined, and the cables really stand out that way. Also, I did not complete the pattern to the same length shown in the pattern. That was just my preference, as I wanted a shorter bag.
When I finished threading the ribbon through the bag, I trimmed to the final length and then finished with fray check.