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Crochet Bag Pattern – Blue-Water

This easy crochet bag pattern features a fun texture that you’ll enjoy working with and using as an everyday crocheted bag.

Not only is this an easy crochet pattern to whip up, but it is also super easy to customize in both the size and colors that you choose. The inside liner, if you choose to add one, can also be customized with pockets and zippers to suit your needs. This tutorial shows how to line a crochet bag from start to finish.

Since it’s so easy to customize, this handmade bag makes for a great gift idea for mom or anyone else on your list that you want to show your appreciation for.

The Size

The bag pattern is given in one size only, but it can easily be customized to any size you need. To adjust the size, simply do more or less repeats of the bottom increase rounds.

The stitch multiple for the main pattern is a multiple of two, making it super easy for sizing.

The handles too, are super easy to adjust for any sized bag. Follow this tutorial on how to make crochet bag handles for any sized bag!

The Yarn

I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. The yarn is durable and results in a long-lasting bag so you can get lots of use out of it. However, if you choose to line your bag, which I highly recommend, you can use any kind of yarn that you like, including acrylics!

The color shown in this crocheted bag is called Moondance. It is an ombre yarn, and for some reason, it did something unexpected! It resulted in two columns where colors are grouped for a beautiful pop of color, and then a speckled look in another two columns.

It’s different than what I’ve seen so far, but that is the beauty of working with ombre yarn; you never know what the color design will be.

Crocheted bag laid flat.

The Stitch Pattern

The stitch pattern is super easy to learn and memorize, making it great for all skill levels, including beginners who are comfortable with making the cross stitch.

The pattern is worked over four rows, with a round of single crochet eyelets, and a round of cross stitches, each separated with a round of single crochet stitches.

The bag is worked from the bottom up in one piece, including the handles.


Crocheted bag shown on a mannequin.

Crochet Bag Pattern – Blue-Water

Make this textured crochet bag pattern in your favorite colors. It is shown in an ombre yarn, but choose a solid color, or add a few stripes to make this yours.
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Skill Level

Materials

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 340g/12oz; 524m/573yds) Color: Moondance, 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 14 sc sts = 4".
  • Finished Size (Laid Flat): 14.5" by 6.5"
  • Base Measurement: 16" wide by 12" high, not including the handles.

Abbreviations

  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • Esc = Extended Single Crochet
  • Hk = Hook
  • Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • YO = Yarn Over
  • This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms
  • See the Crochet Abbreviations chart for more details.

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Extended Single Crochet (ESC): Insert hk in st indicated, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 1 lp, yo and pull through both lps on hk.

Instructions

The Bottom

  • Rnd 1: Loosely ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hk and into next 25 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting chs, sc in free loops of next 25 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc. [56 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as join, *sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st*, 3 sc in next st; rep from * to * once; join with sl st in first sc. [64 sts]
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [72 sts]
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [80 sts]
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next 2 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 4 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [88 sts]
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next 3 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 33 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 5 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [96 sts]
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next 4 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 35 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 6 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [104 sts]
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next 5 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 37 sts, 3 sc in next st*, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * to * once, then sc in last 7 sts; join with sl st in first sc. [112 sts]

The Body of the Bag

  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [112 sts]
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st in first sc. [56 ch-1 sps]
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [112 sts]
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sk st where join was made, esc in next st, backtrack and esc in same st as join; *sk next st, esc in next st, backtrack and esc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. [112 sts]
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [112 sts]
  • Rnds 14-49: Rep Rnds 10-13.

Handles

  • Lay the bag flat to place your markers for the handles. Count over 18 sts on the sides of the bag and place stitch marker in 19th stitch. Counting the stitch markers, you should have 20 sts marked off in the middle. Do the same on the other side. Stitch markers should align on each side of the bag. Do not crochet into the 20 stitches in the middle.
  • Note: To keep things even, I like to crochet into the back bumps of the chains made for the handles.
  • Rnd 50: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st up to marked st, *loosely ch 60 (or any number depending on how long or short you want the handles), sk the 20 sts marked off in the middle*, sc in next 36 sts; rep from * to * once; then sc in remaining sts; join with sl st in first sc. [72 sts and 120 chs]
  • Rnd 51: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [192 sts]
  • Rnds 52-56: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [192 sts] Fasten Off.

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