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A compilation of 10 stylish crochet bag patterns that are a must-make for the upcoming season! I have hand-picked these free crochet patterns from some of the best crochet designers.
If you have been a reader of my blog you might have noticed that I simply love crocheting bags. I love the functionality of a crochet bag. They are such a great addition to your wardrobe.
And you can completely customise it from scratch to your taste! You can choose complementing colours to your outfits, make a smaller bag for the evening or a large beach crochet bag. The possibilities are endless!
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Simple ways to make a crochet bag
There are many ways to crochet a bag!
One of the ways is crocheting the bottom of the bag. This can literally be any shape from square, rectangle, oval or a simple circle. I would recommend using a sturdy stitch for the bag bottom like linked crochet. This will provide the bag with much needed sturdiness and stability.
For the body of the bag you will simply crochet around the basic shape of the bottom in rounds without increasing. Depending on the purpose of the bag you can make the body lacy with open stitches which is perfect for a market bag. However, if you intend to use it for personal things I suggest using closed stitch to keep your items safe.
If you are just beginning in crocheting bags there is a super simple way to crochet a bag. All you need to do is to crochet a rectangle! This can then be folded and sewn together at the sides to create a bag. You can either add shorter handles or longer straps for a tote style bag.
You can get really creative and make a bag by sewing several crochet motifs together. These can be anything from squares, rectangles, triangles or even hexagons!
This is a great project on the go as crocheting smaller motifs is really portable. Sometimes trying to visualise the process of sewing motifs together can be a little tricky. I would suggest checking out some sewing or quilting websites that will give you some cool ideas.
If you are curious about making crochet bags, check out 5 DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE A CROCHET BAG. This great article dives deeper about different ways you can make a bag with a hook and yarn!
10 Free Stylish Crochet Bags
I have chosen these 10 stylish crochet bag patterns to showcase some of the different techniques you can use to make a crochet bag. All these beautiful crochet bags are free patterns on my crochet designer friend’s blogs. I hope you enjoy these crochet bag patterns and will make one!
1. Easy Crochet Market Bag
This is one of my newest crochet bags but I must say I have not stopped using it! It is a great large crochet bag I use for shopping and farmer’s market. I used a combination of filet crochet and linked crochet stitches.
This useful and functional crochet bag has a circle bottom worked flat. The body of the bag is then worked in the round without increases which forms the main bag.
I have added linked crochet at the top for a bit of support and long crocheted handles so I can wear the bag on my shoulder. EASY CROCHET MARKET BAG – FREE PATTERN WITH FILET CROCHET AND LINKED CROCHET STITCHES is available right here on my website.
2. Crochet Tote Bag
I love how practical and beautifully large this crochet bag is. You can use this crochet tote for a day at the beach or a picnic in the park packing all the essentials you will need! It is made out of crochet squares and sewn together.
The pattern has lots of step-by-step tutorials on how to crochet the squares, sew them together, and adding the handle. This beautifully colorful crochet bag has been released as a crochet along. You can find all the instructions on THIS WEBSITE.
3. Origami Crochet Bag
This is such an unusual way to make a crochet bag. I was inspired by the art of origami when I designed this practical crochet bag. It is made out of a simple crocheted rectangle.
However, for this technique to work you need a rectangle of a specific size. Let’s say the shorter side is 1 part long, the longer side of the rectangle must be 3 parts long. So, as an example you need to make a rectangle of 20 x 60 cm to be able to use this origami fold.
I have a handy photo tutorial on how to fold the rectangle. Check out AMAZING CROCHET ORIGAMI BAG – EASY FREE PATTERN USING THERMAL STITCH which is available her on the website.
4. Summer Breeze Tote Bag
This crochet tote bag is versatile enough to function well as several different bag types. It has the airiness of a fun summer beach bag and the functionality of a nice solid tote.
The pattern begins with single crochet stitch to create the solid bottom of the bag to give it sturdiness. The body of the bag has a fun, openwork design. The crochet tote is finished off with a couple beaded yarn tassels for a pop of color.
You can use your bag as a crochet project bag, beach bag, market bag, or everyday tote bag! To find the free pattern CLICK HERE.
5. T-shirt Yarn Crochet Bag
The T-Shirt Yarn Bag is a free crochet pattern and made simply using different colored t-shirt yarn. It’s sturdy and the perfect project bag for on the go.
I used 5 different 25m t-shirt yarn balls and created this awesome and so adorable bag with handles. I use it all the time to put my current WIP projects in to carry them from room to room when I want to crochet.
The bag works up super fast too, you can literally crochet it in a day! Take a look at the tutorial on HOW TO CROCHET A T-SHIRT YARN BAG – FREE PATTERN
6. Cielo Crochet Bag
The Cielo Crochet Bag uses a fluffy bulky weight yarn, and is the perfect summer accessory! It features a simple construction which is perfect for a beginner crocheter.
The pattern starts with a simple oval at the base of the bag. Afterward, the body of the bag has a few increases to create a nice shaped bag. The top is decorated with a few rounds worked in contrasting yarn.
This lovely large bag uses basic crochet stitches as it uses mostly single crochet stitches. Take a look at the pattern by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.
7. Trinity Crochet Bag
With this easy Crochet Bag, you can carry your projects with you and crochet on the go. The bag is not too big or too small which makes it the perfect project bag. It is an easy beginner-friendly crochet pattern that works up very quickly.
It uses basic crochet stitch variations of single crochet. I used a yarn cake with multiple colors but it would look lovely in a solid color too. Take a look at HOW TO CROCHET THE TRINITY BAG – AN EASY FREE PATTERN
8. Granny Square Bag
Granny square bag is made out of 3 squares folded in half and joined together. You can make the bag as big or as small as you want by simply adjusting the size of the granny squares.
The pattern is easily adjustable and you can even choose any yarn from your stash. This version is made from 3 strands of acrylic yarn held together!
To make the bag look neat you need to use an invisible seam to join the squares together. Check out the PATTERN HERE.
9. Snowflake Tapestry Bag
Eye-catching and original, this is a simple bag with a special snowflake design on the front and back. The unique design is created by using the tapestry crochet technique.
It creates a picture-like design by switching between the two colors. The bag featured a long strap so there are many ways you can wear it – cross-body or over your shoulder, wrap the strap around your wrist too. HOW TO CROCHET A SNOWFLAKE TAPESTRY BAG – FREE PATTERN is available here on my website.
10. Ring Rose Crochet Bag
The Ring Rose Bag is a small drawstring wristlet bag with a unique closure. It is perfectly sized to hold all the essentials. It’s pretty, practical, and such a quick crochet project that you can do in no time.
Crocheted with two strands of sock yarn held together, it creates a lovely marled effect. CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.
I hope you love this pattern collection as much as I do and choose one of these beautiful patterns as your next project.
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