We are excited to have Marie Segares from Underground Crafter guest posting for us today with a special, two-part crochet bag pattern and no sew liner project! Please show Marie some love by visiting her blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and find some of her crochet patterns on Etsy.
Crochet bags are some of my favorite summer projects because I can put them to use right away. But, I must confess that I don’t love sewing in liners. Without a liner, I’m limited in what I can carry inside of a crocheted bag. In today’s post, I’m going to show you a cute crochet bag pattern AND in my next post I will show how to make an easy, removable, duct tape liner.
- Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn – 2 skeins each in Teal Blue, Orchid Purple, and Aran White
- Crochet Hook Size S (19 mm)
- Yarn Threading Needle
- Craft Scissors
- Duck Color Duct Tape in Winking White
- Duck Ducklings Mini Duct Tape in Pink
- Plastic Key Chain Clips
- Assorted Craft Buttons (optional)
Please see abbreviations used in this pattern (in U.S. Terms) below.
CA – Color A (Orchid Purple)
CB – Color B (Aran White)
CC – Color C (Teal Blue)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
ea – each
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
* Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
Striped Crochet Bag Pattern Panels (Make 2)
• With CA, ch 20.
• Row 1: Turn, sk 1, sc in next ch, *sc in ea of next 2 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sc in ea of next 2 ch. (19 sts including ch-1 sp)
• Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next st, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
• Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sc in last st changing to CB with final yo. Fasten off CA.
• Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next st, *3 dc in skipped st 3 rows below, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
In Row 4, use your finger to find the chain-1 space formed by the skipped stitch in the first row, yarn over and insert your hook into the space, yarn over and draw up the first loop to the height of Row 4, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice. Work 2 more double crochet into the same space.
• Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in ea of next 2 sts.
• Row 6: Rep Row 2.
• Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sc in last st changing to CC with final yo. Fasten off CB.
• Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and next st, *3 dc in center dc 4 rows below, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
Row 8 is similar to Row 4, except you will work the 3 double crochet stitches into the second (center) double crochet stitch 4 rows below. Don’t forget to draw up the first loop to the height of the current row.
• Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 5-6.
• Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sc in last st changing to CA with final yo. Fasten off CC.
• Row 12: Rep Row 8.
• Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 5-6.
• Row 15: Rep Row 3.
• Row 16: Rep Row 8.
• Rows 17-18: Rep Rows 5-6.
• Row 19: Rep Row 7.
• Row 20: Rep Row 8.
• Row 21: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off CC.
• With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. You’ve completed the crochet bag pattern panels.
Step Two. Seam your bag panels together and add straps.
Place your crochet striped bag panels on top of each other. Pick your least favorite side of each panel and place those facing together as the inside of the bag. You will seam 3 sides closed using the single crochet stitch. For best results, line up stitches and colors on each panel and work through both panels.
Starting on long edge near Row 21 and working through both panels throughout, join CC with slip st, ch 1, turn to work along long edge, sc in side of ea row to first row, 2 sc in side of first row, turn to work along short edge, sc in ea st across first row, turn to work along long edge, 2 sc in side of first row, sc in side of ea row across to last row, fasten off CC.
Once the bag is seamed together, add straps along the short edge.
• First Strap
Join CA to Row 21 just at the side of the seam with slip st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 35. (*Being careful not to twist strap, join with sc in last st of Row 21 on same panel.)
• Second Strap
Sc in Row 21 on other panel, ch 35.
Rep from * as for First Strap. Fasten off.
With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails for seam and straps.
Step Three. (Optional) Embellish bag.
You can add more color or texture to your bag crochet bag pattern by embellishing it with decorative buttons! You can sew buttons to the straps or the 3 dc clusters using a yarn needle and excess yarn.
If you’d like to leave your crochet bag without a lining you can stop here. To make your new crochet bag more functional and practical, stay tuned for part two of this post where you’ll learn to make a fun, no-sew duct tape liner.
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