Easy Patchwork Crochet Project Bag – Free Pattern

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An easy and fun patchwork crochet project bag pattern is available for free or as a paid pdf pattern. Both include several video tutorials for every part of this pattern.


Big projects can be daunting, but when you break them up into smaller pieces, like triangles, squares, and rectangles it’s much easier to take finish them. That is exactly the case with this patchwork project bag. It’s large but when you break it up into pieces it makes it much easier to finish it.

In fact, this large crochet project bag used to be part of a fun Mystery Crochet Along hosted by myself and my good friend Nadia from Yarnutopia. That also means we ended up with two similar by different bags. Below you can find my version. But be sure to check out her’s as well.

Patchwork Crochet Project Bag Free Pattern

Crochet Project Bag – Former Mystery CAL Pattern

The Crochet Project Bag used to be part of a Mystery CAL that was hosted by me, Nicki from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts, and Nadia from Yarnutopia. During a previous Mystery CAL, I had the idea of doing a Mystery CAL with another designer and collaborate together on an awesome project. And Nadia was the first person that came to my mind. And I’m so happy she joined me for this project. She is an amazing person I look up to and admire. She is brilliant and has beautiful designs. She was simply perfect for this project!

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Get the PDF Pattern of the Crochet Project Bag

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this easy pattern. But be sure to also add the pattern to your Ravelry Favorites list.

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How to make the Patchwork Crochet Project Bag

Can I use a different yarn?

Yes. But we suggest using worsted weighted yarn or DK. But do not mix yarn weights. Keep all the yarn weight the same. WeCrochet’s Brava yarn is very affordable and perfect for this project!

worsted yarn for crochet project bag

What colors should I pick?

It’s best to pick colors that are in the same tone and have harmony with each other. So you can tell I used all pink and purple tones for my project. Here I show off and explain the color tool in a video. You can get the below color tool here.

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Free Written Pattern Instructions

6 Crochet Triangles for the Project Bag

first crochet triangle for crochet project bag pattern

Make 6 triangles

Start with a color you only have ONE skein of.

I picked Freesia.

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

The triangle is made in rows and finished off with 1 row (just one edge) of single crochet stitches. All atc’s are the height of a tr (so 3 stacked sc’s) which are counted as a stitch.

Stitches for this triangle:
tr = treble crochet
dc= double crochet
atc = alternative turning chain (in this case 3 sc’s stacked) – can also be replaced with a chain of 4 and MUST be counted as a stitch

Pattern:

Make a magic ring

R1: 1 atc, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, turn, close the magic ring

R2: [1 atc, 2 dc] all on top of the tr from the previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the tr from previous row, place [2 dc’s, 1 tr, 2 dc’s] on top of the tr from previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the last stitch, place [2 dc’s and 1 tr] on top of that last stitch, turn

R3 – 5: repeat R2

Once you have finished the last row, simply crochet evenly 24 sc’s across the long side of the triangle (where the edges of the rows are).

Fasten off .

Leave a longer tail for sewing

Now, make sure to show off your 6 triangles as a picture in our Facebook Groups (both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) for us to see and celebrate you!

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6 Crochet Triangles for the Crochet Bag

Part 2 is another triangle and was designed by Nadia.

second crochet triangle for the Crochet Project Bag

Make 6 Triangles

Use a color that you have ONE skein of

I picked Lady Slipper

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 (long side) x 5.5 (both short sides)  (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

Start with a Magic Ring (or Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Row 1: Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into Ring, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: SC in first st, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4: SC in first st, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * until Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, **Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from ** until last st, Ch 1, and SC in last St. Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 4
when your triangle is big enough, SC along the LONG side of your triangle 24 sts evenly. Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Nadia’s Triangle Pattern’s Video is HERE.

Crochet Bag Base

crochet rectangle for the Crochet Project Bag pattern

Make 1 rectangle

Crochet with a color you have TWO of. But you will likely use only one of the skeins for this rectangle. I used the color Mulberry.

The rectangle needs to measure 7.5 x 15 inches at the end.

Remember, measurement is more important than row or stitch count!

Ch 53

R1: starting from the 2nd ch, 1 thermal stitch in each ch, turn

R2-46: ch 1, 1 thermal stitch in each st, turn

*remember that you need to count each side to know the full number of rows

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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6 Crochet Squares for the Bag

Crochet square for the Crochet Project Bag

Crochet with a color you only have TWO of (not the same as the rectangle).

I used the color Fairy Tale (used a little more than 1 skein). The squares need to measure 5.5 x 5.5 inches at the end.

Magic ring or Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, TURN.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn. (if your square is large enough at this point, just skip round 5 and work a single crochet round like round 6 – just be sure to SC around while looking at the RS of your work)

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

Nadia’s Square Pattern’s Video is HERE.

Finishing the Crochet Project Bag

finished Patchwork Crochet Project Bag

WOW! Part 5 – both Nadia’s and mine are now available! So excited!

Please remember, in order to support us both, watch BOTH of our VIDEOS ALL THE WAY THROUGH! That really helps us and allows you to learn all the things you need to decide which part 5 you will go with:

Mine – Nadia’s – OR your own version

Now let’s get right into MY part 5.

OPTIONAL PARTS (pattern can be made even without them):

Sewing it all together – using the Mattress stitch throughout

Using the mattress stitch, sew the Moss stitch triangle all around the rectangle, having the long side touch the triangle. There should be 2 triangles on the long sides of the rectangle and 1 triangle on the short sides of the rectangle.

Next, sew the squares to the triangles such that one side of the square is pointing towards the rectangle and 2 sides of the squares are sewn to 2 triangles, one each.

Finally, sew the last triangle set onto the squares such that the tringles fit right between the gaps between squares. It will create a smooth edge on the top.

Adding a bag edge

Using the same color as the rectangle (Mulberry for me), crochet 144 single crochet stitches all around the top edge in continuous 7 rounds. Fasten off

Straps

Make 4 small pieces to attach the buckle slider to the bag.

Ch 7

R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 sc in each ch, turn

R2-7: 1 sc in each st, turn

Fasten off and leave a longer tail for sewing

Make 2 longer straps.

Ch 74

R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 sc in each ch, turn

R2-7: 1 sc in each st, turn

Fasten off and leave a longer tail for sewing

Now sew the little pieces onto the slider buckle and the bag (see the video for more detail). The rows are perpendicular to the bag edge.

Sew one long strap at a time to the buckle sliders (rows are perpendicular to the bag edge) onto one side of the bag.

OPTIONAL (not covered in the video):

Add a button to each short side of the bag edge and a loop so you can fold the short sides of the bag inwards and keep them that way using the button and a loop on each side. See the pictures for more details.

Now, make sure to show off your FINAL RESULT as a picture in our Facebook Groups (both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) for us to see and celebrate you!

Head over to Nadia’s Version of Part 5 on her Website HERE. You can also see the Video HERE.

Nadia's Crochet Project Bag

I hope you will enjoy this Mystery CAL.

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