This beautiful drawstring bag has a nice sturdy bottom to hold your stuff. However, what caught my attention is the beautiful ribbing rows in the middle of the round bag.
The finished size of this crochet bag measures 6″ across the diameter and 9″ tall. It’s the perfect size to hold your personal items for traveling, the beach, a gift bag, or for storing away your treasures and trinkets.
The free crochet pattern is designed by Laurie Beranek of GreenGirlCrochet. Thank you so much Laurie for providing us with such a beautiful design!
Cherry Blossom Bag
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% Acrylic, 5 oz/142 g -251 yds/230 m)
- Crochet Hook: G/4.00mm, H/5.00mm
- One 5.75” Plastic Canvas Circle,
- One Button
- Needle and Thread
- Stitch Marker
- Gauge: Sc in the round 1-4 rows = 2” diameter
- Finished Size: 6″ Diameter by 9″ Tall (Braided)
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
Hdc = Half-Double Crochet
Hhdc = Herringbone Half-Double Crochet
Quadtr = QuadTR stitch
PM = Place Marker
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
- Herringbone Half-Double Crochet (hhdc): Yo, insert hook into next st, yo draw yarn through st and first loop on hook, yo draw through both loops on hook.
- QuadTR (Quadtr): Yo over five times, insert crochet hook into next st, yo and pull through stitch, leaving 7 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through the first two loops, leaving 6 loops on hook. Yo and pull through the first two loops leaving 5 loops on hook. Yo and pull through the first two loops leaving 4 loops on hook. Yo and pull through the first two loops leaving 3 loops on hook. Yo and pull through the first two loops leaving 2 loops on hook. Yo and pull through the remaining two loops.
Crochet Pattern Instructions
Working in the Round: Ch 6 and join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, do not join. – 6 sts (Place marker (PM) to mark the beginning of each rnd, moving marker up as work progresses.)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. – 12 sts
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. – 18 sts
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. – 24 sts
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. – 30 sts
Rnd 6: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. – 36 sts
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next, st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. – 42 sts
Rnd 8: *sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, rep from * around. – 48 sts
Rnd 9: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. – 54 sts
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. – 60 sts
Rnd 11: *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. – 66 sts
Rnd 12: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from *around. – 72 sts. Sl st into beg st.
Fasten off. Weave in Ends.
Repeat as for inside bottom, At the end of Rnd 12, do not fasten off.
Place both bottoms together with wrong sides facing, sc around both pieces for 35 stitches. Insert plastic circle between the two bottoms and continue to sc around through both bottom pieces for remaining sts. – 72 sts
Rnds 1–5: Ch 2, hhdc in each st around, join to first st. – 72 sts
Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join to first st. – 72 sts
Rnds 7-9: Ch 1, hdc in the back 3rd loop of each st around, join to first st. – 72 sts
Rnd 10: Ch 6 (counts as first quadtr); quadtr in next st and each remaining st around; join to top of ch 6. – 72 sts
Rnds 11-13: Repeat rounds 7-9
Rnds 14-18: Repeat rows 1-5
Rnd 19: Ch3 (does not count as first dc), dc in each st around, join to top of ch 3. – 72sts
Rnd 20: Ch3, dc in next st, ch 1 sk next st; rep from * around, join to top of ch 3. – 36 ch1 spaces
Rnd 21: Ch3, dc in each st around; join to top of ch 3. – 72 sts.
Rnd 22: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. – 96 sts
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, (turn with the last st made turned to the left so the back of the sc is facing you). Sc in the strand on the left side of st, *turn last st made to the left, sc into the parallel two strands on the left side of st. Rep from * until drawstring measures 25” long in length (or to desired length). Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Designate the front of the bag, Weave the Drawstring I-Cord through every two loops around rnd 21. Knot ends of I-cord if desired.
Braid – QuadTR Row (Rnd 10)
Choose which loop you want to start your braid. Twist the loop once to create a loop space and pull each loop straight through the loop making a new loop for the loop after, until you reach the end of the row. (You can use your fingers or a large crochet hook to make the braid). Pull and squash the sts to even out the row. With needle and thread attach the button and pull the loop over the button to secure. Or, how about this cute cherry blossom flower applique from Repeat Crafter Me.
Laurie is an Indie Fiber Artist who was taught the art of crochet by her grandmother when she was a young child. It wasn’t until a life-changing diagnosis in 2011, that she took up crocheting again. She began designing her own patterns in 2013, when she could never get the pattern gauge right and kept altering patterns to suit her own style. You can reach her via email at GreenGirlCrochet@gmail.com, Facebook at fb.me/GreenGirlCrochet or Instagram at GreenGirlCrochet.