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Crochet Bag Pattern – Lacy Textures

This crochet bag pattern features a lovely textured design that you will enjoy showing off wherever you go. The stitch pattern is similar to the crunch stitch, but with a slightly different twist. It is shown below in a variegated cotton yarn, but any solid color will look great as well. And with summer not too far away, you could also try a combination of bright and lively colors to bring this crochet bag to life.

A textured crochet bag pattern worked up in a variegated cotton yarn sits on a chair.
Lacy Textures Crochet Bag Pattern

Although this bag pattern is labeled as an intermediate design, it is actually easy and a mindless pattern to follow once you get going on it. It is crocheted in the round and in one piece from the bottom up, which means less ends to weave in at the end.

The Yarn

I chose a worsted weight cotton yarn, Bernat Handicrafter. Any similar yarn will work just as well. Cotton adds more strength to the bag and helps to eliminate excess stretch when the bag is used, but acrylic can work too. Regardless of what material you choose, you will want to line your bag for extra strength and durability.

The Size

This bag is on the smaller side, but you can easily increase as needed. Simply make your base to the size that you want and then follow the rest of the pattern making necessary adjustments for the handles, as outlined below. Thus, it’s easy to use this crochet bag pattern to make a cute purse or a large beach bag for the summer.

The Handles

The handles are marked off before you begin crocheting to ensure that they are centered once the bag is finished. This is a necessary step as the seam can fall into different areas for crocheters, making it harder to write the pattern in terms of where to put your stitches.

Marking off your handles also comes in handy in times when you make adjustments to to the size of the bag. Below is a basic image, but a video is also available below the pattern. I also have a photo tutorial on how to crochet bag handles, which goes into the details on the math if you change the size of the bag.

This image shows how to mark off the bag handles so they will end up centered on the crochet bag.
Marking the Bag Handles

I used a cotton in the sample, but any similar weight yarn will work. And when you’re done, you’ll want to line it for a durable crochet bag.

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A textured crochet bag worked up in a variegated cotton yarn sits on a chair.

Lacy Textures Crochet Bag Pattern

This crochet bag features a textured stitch pattern that you'll enjoy once it's finished.
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Skill Level

Materials

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight (#4) – 100% Cotton – 1 340g / 12 oz, 556 meters / 608 yards ball.)
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 7 sc sts = 2".
  • Finished Size: 12" wide by 12" high when laying flat. Bottom is 3.5" wide.

Abbreviations

Instructions

  • Rnd 1: Ch 24, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 21 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting chains, sc in free loops of next 21 chs, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as join, *sc in next 21 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. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 23 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. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 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. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 2 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 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. (80 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 3 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 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. (88 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in next 4 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 31 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. (96 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc. (96 sts)
  • Rnd 9: 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. Turn.
  • Rnd 10 (WS): *Sl st in ch-1 sp, hdc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sl st. Turn.
  • Rnd 11 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in first hdc, *sk sl st, (sc, ch 1) in next hdc; rep from * around to last sl st; sk last sl st; join with sl st in first sc. Turn.
  • Rnds 12-47: Rep Rnds 10 and 11 omitting last turn at Rnd 47.
  • Rnd 48: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [96 sts]

Handles:

  • Lay the bag flat and mark off the handles as shown. I marked off 28 sts on the sides of the bag leaving 20 sts marked off on each side of the bag. Do not crochet into these 20 sts. (See Image Below)
    This image shows how to mark off the bag handles so they will end up centered on the crochet bag.
  • Rnd 49: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and into each st up to marked st, *loosely ch 80 (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 28 sts; rep from * to * once; sc in remaining sts; join with sl st in first sc. [56 sts and 160 chs]
  • Note: Work into the back bumps of the chs to keep things looking the same on both sides of the handle.
  • Rnd 50: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [216 sts]
  • Rnds 51-54: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off at last rnd.

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! With a few tiny mods this will make the perfect messenger bag for my youngest son. He’s been combing through patterns and when he found this he asked if I could make it slightly wider without increasing the depth or height. He also requested a flap with a frog or buckle and a Shoulder strap. Like I said easy mods for such a simple pattern. With a denim or fleece lining and some darker yarn colors he will be in heaven!

    1. My seam is generally at an angle. The degree can vary from person to person, which is why I mark off the handles so that it still works out without distorting the bag.

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