Cute Project Bag

Sunday, April 8, 2018



This crochet project bag came about because a friend had a couple of pairs of cute vintage style bag handles, and kindly gave me a pair in return for suggesting a design for a crochet bag to suit them. The handles are available from Studio Mio if you like them! We decided to use t-shirt yarn for the project because it's fun and most of all, quick. I thought I'd just write a bit of a pattern of what we did.  I've not written patterns before so it is a bit longhand, but I did include a nice chart for you! It's a bit flexible, the height can be finished to whatever you prefer, or just when you run out of yarn.

The shaping of the bottom gives it a nicely rounded finish, it isn't flat - it gently curves out, and looks rather good when stuffed with say, another crochet project. 


Cute Project Bag Pattern

You will need a 12mm hook and a ball of Hoooked Zpaghetti. My ball was this one. These balls are 120m/850g, and a 'super chunky' yarn. I have to say t-shirt yarns vary greatly, if you use something different you may get different results.

This pattern uses UK terms! Have a look at the chart before you start!

Start by attaching yarn to your hook with a slip knot.

Round 1: Chain 18.

Round 2: Chain 2, then starting from the third stitch from your hook 17dc, 5dc into the first chain stitch from Round 1, 16dc, then 3dc into the ch you did your first dc. Slip stitch join to your starting ch2. {You should have 5 stitches in each end chain stitch - where the 2ch counts as a dc, and 16 stitches down each side}

Round 3: Chain 2, dc into the top of the ch2 from R3, dc into each stitch x18, 2dc into next stitch, dc into next stitch, 2dc into next stitch, then dc into each stitch x18, 2dc into next stitch, dc into next stitch. Slip stitch join to your starting ch2. {You should have 45 stitches plus the starting ch2 which counts as a dc}

Round 4: Chain 2, dc into each stitch x21, 2dc into next stitch, dc into each stitch x22, 2dc into next stitch. Slip stitch join to your starting ch2. {You should have 47 stitches plus the starting ch2 which counts as a dc}

Continue... From here on just dc into every stitch, working in the round like a spiral, without stepping up for each round. 

Handle: To join in the handle I continued until I had used my yarn up apart from a 30cm tail, then pulled back one entire round of the bag, until I was in the middle of an edge - ie. not middle of front or back. I placed the handle on the bag - centring it - to see which stitch would be the first stitch I would start the joining. You will need a smaller crochet hook to pull the yarn from back to front through the slot. Watch the video to see how I did it. It is just dc stitches, where I put the hook through the next stitch, pull the yarn through as normal, yo using yarn pulled through the handle slot, complete the stitch.

Finishing: Once both handles are attached, I use sc stitches to fade out the last few stitches around to the start of the next handle, then use a large yarn needle to sew in the end.


















This is how I attached the handles:






2 comments:

  1. Hey that turned out well!
    Nicely done Michelle.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I'm pretty happy with it, it's cute.

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