Crochet Bag. Practical and Irresistible

Two crochet summer bags


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Crochet Summer Bag Tutorial

Bag’s size

Rectangle base: 12.6×2 inches (32×5 cm)

Height: 13.4 inches (34 cm)

Width: 12.6 inches (32 cm)

You will need:

  • 8 3/4 oz (250g) of Raffia or paper yarn
  • H-8 (5mm) crochet hook or similar to adjust the gauge
  • Ready bag strap
  • 2 bag strap rings
  • Darning needle
  • Sewing needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Lining (Optional)

  • Lining fabric (2 pieces 14.17 by 13.39 inches [36 by 34 cm])
  • Sewing thread in the lining color
  • Sewing machine

Gauge (tension)

14 sts and 18 rows  per 4in (10cm) in single (double) crochet stitch using H-8 (5mm) crochet hook.

Other notes.

  • Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are approximate.
  • US terminology with UK terminology given in round brackets ( ) afterwards.

Abbreviations

cm centimeters

g grams

in inches

mm millimeters

ch chain (chain)

PM place marker

rep – repeat

sc (dc) – single crochet (double crochet)

dc (tr) – double crochet (treble crochet)

sl st (sl st) – slip stitch (slip stitch)

st/s – stitche/s

Crochet bag base

Crochet bag’s base is made from single crochet (dc) rectangle

Starting chain

Chain 39 sc (dc);

Rectangle base

Round 1.

Put crochet hook in the 2nd loop from the hook, crochet 37 sc (dc), 3 sc in the last chain, 37 sc (dc) back on the other side of the chain, 3 sc (dc) in the skipped 1st loop. PM on the last st (80 stitches)

Round 2.

37 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 1 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 37 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 1 sc, remove marker,3 sc in the same st. PM on the last st. (88 stitches)

Round 3.

38 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 3 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 39 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 3 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, remove marker, 1 sc, PM on the last st. (96 stitches)

Round 4.

39 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 5 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 41 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 5 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 2 sc, PM (104 stitches)

Round 5.

40 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 7 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 43 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 7 sc, 3 sc in the same stitch, 3 sc, remove marker. (112 stitches)

Bag’s Body

The bag’s body will consist of 12 rounds in total. Each crochet stitch element measures 4 stitches in width and comprises incomplete double crochet stitches (tr).

Tip. Here is a short video on how to make incomplete double crochet stitch on Pinterest! Or, YouTube short video!

Consequently, there will be a total of 28 elements in each round.

Round 1. Advanced crochet element:

  1. ch 1, 3 incomplete dc (tr). You will have 4 loops on the hook, YO, pull through all 4 loops on the hook
  2. ch 3 (counts as first dc (tr)), *YO, insert crochet hook in the intersection under 4 loops we just pulled through, YO, draw a loop and finish regular double crochet (tr)*, repeat from ** 2 more times.
advanced crochet stitch incomplete double crochet

The rest of crochet elements as follows:

YO 3 times, 4 incomplete double crochet (tr) – 7 loops on the hook. YO, pull through first 5 loops on the hook, YO, pull over 2 loops, YO, pull over 2 loops. (This is regular dc on the top of the element).

Make 3 more dc (tr) by inserting the hook into the intersection (this time under 5 loops).

Repeat this 26 more times. At the end of the round sl st in the top ch-3 in the 1st element.

Round 2-12. The same as round 1, except first element where we chain 3:

    1. ch 3, 3 incomplete dc (tr). You will have 4 loops on the hook, YO, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.
    2. ch 3 (counts as first dc (tr)), *YO, insert crochet hook in the intersection under 4 loops we just pulled through, YO, draw a loop and finish regular double crochet (tr)*, repeat from ** 2 more times.
    3. YO 3 times, 4 incomplete double crochet (tr) – 7 loops on the hook. YO, pull through first 5 loops on the hook, YO, pull over 2 loops, YO, pull over 2 loops. (This is regular dc on the top of the element). Make 3 more dc (tr) by inserting the hook into the intersection (this time under 5 loops).
    4. Repeat this 26 more times. At the end of the round sl st in the top ch-3 in the 1st element.
    1.  
crochet advanced stitch
First element of round 2. At the bottom of image is the last element of round 12.

Top part

The top part where we attach straps is single crochet rounds. After we finish the last element of the main body:

Round 1-2. ch 1 (don’t count as st), 112 sc, sl st in st sc.

Round 3. Locate the sides of the bag. There should be 52 stitches between. On the sides chain 4, 52 sc, ch 4, 52 sc, sl st to join in the round.

Round 4. ch1 (don’t count as st), 112 sc, sl st to join. (4 sc in ch 4 space of the previous round included)

crochet bag top part
Rounds 1-4 for top part.

Loops for metal rings

  1. ch 10, place the metal ring through and attach to the strap hole, sl st to join in the round

  2. *ch1 (don’t count as st), 10 sc, sl st in 1st sc*, repeat from ** 2 more rounds

    Cut and hide yarn tail.

crochet bag keyring loop
Make chain 10, put metal ring on the chain and pull through the strap loop. Join chain in the round.
Single crochet around
I did 3 single crochet rows, you can do more or less to fit the metal ring.

Lining

I want to take a moment to talk about the optional lining. While adding a lining to your crochet bag can provide some extra durability and structure, I understand that not everyone may prefer it.

I have a video tutorial about the lining process on my YouTube channel to keep my blog post concise. If you want to learn how to enhance your crochet bag project, go to the 35:35 mark in the video and join me.

Remember, crochet is all about customization and making something uniquely yours.

Conclusion and other tutorials

I hope you had as much fun making it as I did sharing this tutorial with you.

Adding a lining or not, your bag is bound to become a stunning addition to your summer wardrobe.

But guess what? The crochet journey doesn’t end here! Go to my blog for more creative crochet bag tutorials that fit different styles.

So, grab your hook and yarn, and let’s continue this crochet adventure together!

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Thank you for joining me, and I can’t wait to see you in the next tutorial.

Happy crocheting! xxx

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