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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beginner Crochet Bag {Free Crochet Pattern}

You have probably seen my Learn to Crochet series. In that series, I covered the three most basic crochet stitches (single, double, & half double crochet), as well as chain, edging, and sewing crochet pieces together. We used all of those skills to make this cute, beginner crochet bag.

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If you already know how to crochet, and you want to make the bag without going through the entire tutorial, now you can. I am sharing the pattern, itself, here.

Beginner Crochet Bag

Supplies:
Size J crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
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Pattern:
Single Crochet Strap
Ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in each remaining ch. Turn. (6) {The (6) means you will have 6 stitches in this row.}
Row 2-200: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Turn. (6)
FO, weave in ends

6 Inch Double Crochet Square
(Make 4)
Ch 20
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook. dc in each remaining ch. Turn. (18)
Row 2: ch 3, dc in 2nd st from hook, dc 16, dc in the top of beginning skipped ch 3. Turn. (18)
Rows 3-9: ch 3, dc in 2nd st from hook, dc 16, dc in the top of turning ch 3. Tur.n (18)
FO, weave in ends.

6 Inch Half Double Crochet Square
(Make 4)
Ch 19
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook. hdc in each remaining ch. Turn. (18)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc 16, hdc in the top of beginning skipped ch 2. Turn. (18)
Rows 3-13: ch 2, hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc 16, hdc in the top of turning ch 2. Tur.n (18)
FO, weave in ends.

Edging for 6 Inch Crochet Square
(Work all 8 squares)
Side 1: Attach color B to last stitch made, Ch 1, sc in same as join, sc in next 16 sts. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st- corner made.
Side 2: Working along the side, sc 16 evenly spaced. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st.
Side 3: Working the back side of the foundation ch, sc 16 evenly spaced. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st.
Side 4: Working along the final side, sc 17 evenly spaced, join with sl st to top of first ch made.
FO, weave in ends.

Edging for Strap
Side 1: Attach color B to last stitch made, Ch 1, sc in same as join, sc in next 4 sts. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st- corner made.
Side 2: Working along the side, sc 198evenly spaced. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st.
Side 3: Working the back side of the foundation ch, sc 4 evenly spaced. (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st.
Side 4: Working along the final side, sc 199 evenly spaced, join with sl st to top of first ch made.
FO, weave in ends.

Assemble Your Bag:
Bag assembly is fairly easy. We will make the front and back with 4 of the squares each; and we will form the bottom, sides, and strap with the strap piece.
Front and Back:
Start by laying out your squares, so that you know how you want to assemble them. The front and back will each use 2 double crochet squares and 2 half double crochet squares. I aligned my half double crochet squares with the rows going vertically, and my double crochet squares going horizontally. I formed them in a checkerboard pattern. Now that you have them laid out, you are ready to join.
Start with a double crochet square and a half double crochet square. Sew the two together on one side. Finish off.
Repeat with the remaining squares. You will now have 4 pieces (not including the strap).
Take two of those pieces, making sure that you have them in the right order, sew one long side together. Finish off.
Repeat with the other two pieces. You now have the front and the back piece.
They should look something like this:

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Bottom, Sides, & Strap:
Line one corner of the strap up with one corner of the front piece. Sew the long side of the strap along three sides of the front piece. You will still have a length  of the strap unsewn. Finish off.
Starting on the same end of the strap you did for the front, sew the other long side of the strap along three sides of the back piece.
Now sew the two short sides of the strap together.
Finish off. Weave in all loose ends.



Happy Crocheting!
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