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This Patchwork Diamond Bag, a free crochet pattern, will be your most beloved and favorite bag of all times. It is not only easy and beginner-friendly, but it also is made out of bulky cotton yarn and will keep its stability and durability for a long time. In fact, you can even expand it and make it bigger or make it even smaller by simply adding or subtracting squares before you sew them all up.
I created this pattern initially for a Mystery Crochet Along which everyone seemed to love. Because it was hard for everyone to access the final pattern on one page I decided to make a new blog post to feature this amazingly simple pattern. The Mystery Crochet Along was so well loved and had such a surprise factor in the end that I will for sure have more of them in the near future. But as of right now, I hope you will enjoy this pattern that sure is dear to my heart.
I will use this Patchwork Diamond Bag for my on the go WIPs that I am working on at the moment. I would love to know what you will be using it for. Let me know in the comments below.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet the Patchwork Diamond Bag.
How to crochet the Patchwork Diamond Bag
- bulky yarn in 2 different colors (your choice of color and yarn company, it does not matter; you can even use 2 strands of worsted weighted yarn) -> I used DMC Natura XL 100% Cotton Yarn in the colors:
- #8 (2 skeins) and #9 (3 skeins), each skein is 50g/75m
- 6.0mm hook -> I used Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook in Purple
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
11 rows x 10 sts = 4 square inches
4 x 4 inches/ square
16 (wide) x 18 (with handles, flat) inches
Make 12 Squares in each color (24 in the end)
Row 1: starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn
Row 2 – 11: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn
Fasten off and weave in all the ends.
Here you can see the 12 squares in the green color. Whereas above you can see one yellow square.
In order to make the squares into the Patchwork Diamond Bag, please do the following:
First, lay out your squares in such a way that your main color (that you have most of or prefer) is in layers of 2 or 4 and the contrasting colors in layers of 3, just like the picture below shows. Please be aware that my rows are perpendicular to each other when looking at the squares. The rows from the yellow squares are pointing to the left and the ones from the green squares are pointing to the right.
Next, you will start sewing the squares together by going thru the outer stitches of the squares by holding 2 squares together as shown below.
As you can see below, I sewed the squares together in a zic zag. That saves yarn, time and you can actually see your project coming together as you sew it.
Now fold the sewn together square creation in half and fold over the outside squares of the row with 4 squares. Now sew together the outside edges. Do not sew the top 2 squares (2 on each side) together as you will need an opening.
You will now crochet on the handle of the now created bag. Yes, I said it. It is a bag 🙂 Starting from the corner of one of the squares, attach the yellow yarn, ch 2. Now crochet the following sequence such that the single crochet is right on the tip of the corner of the square: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 1, and turn. Now crochet single crochet rows until you reach the length of the strap you desire (mine is 31 rows long). Then on repeat row 1 for row 32. Sew on the end of the strap to the other square right next to it (not on the opposite side of the bag).
Now repeat the process for the strap on the opposite side of the bag.
You are now done and finished your Patchwork Diamond Bag using Bulky yarn. I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Be sure to share this pattern as a link on social media using the above or below buttons.