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This is a free swirly mosaic crochet bag pattern made with multiple different crochet stitch techniques. This is a great beginner pattern to learn how to mosaic crochet, thermal crochet, linked crochet, knit look crochet, and C2C.
Although this bag is called the Swirly Mosaic Crochet Bag, it sure features more than just Mosaic Crochet. It features multiple different crochet techniques. In fact, this pattern used to be part of the Multi-Stitch Mystery Crochet Along. So this pattern includes 5 different stitch techniques which are mosaic crochet, thermal crochet, linked crochet, C2C, and knit-look crochet. Each stitch technique has its own special features.
Thermal Crochet, Knit-Look Crochet, and Linked Crochet create a thick fabric to prevent anything from poking through. C2C is mostly for picture creation but I used it as a fun pocket in this pattern. And finally, Mosaic Crochet creates fun pictures without needing to change colors within a row. So if you are ready to learn multiple stitches at once, then you will with this fun bag pattern
This Mosaic Crochet Bag is a great beginner crochet pattern to learn many amazing techniques. The pattern includes a few video tutorials and it’s broken up into many pieces as it used to be part of a mystery crochet along.
Ready to make this one?
Table of contents
- Mosaic Crochet Patterns
- Get the PDF of the Swirly Mosaic Crochet Bag Pattern
- How to Crochet the Mosaic Crochet Bag Pattern
- Free Written Pattern for the Mosaic Crochet Bag
Mosaic Crochet Patterns
Well, this Mosaic Crochet Swirly Bag Pattern is certainly not my mosaic crochet pattern! I have written 40 other mosaic crochet patterns along with 8 tutorials and 11 videos!
Get the PDF of the Swirly Mosaic Crochet Bag Pattern
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
If you like Mosaic crochet patterns, you might like these also:
- Mosaic Crochet Washcloth
- Mosaic Crochet Pincushion
- Mosaic Crochet Pillow
- Mosaic Crochet Fingerless Gloves
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Mosaic Crochet Bag Pattern
Materials you will need
- Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn (100g) – Worsted (#4) yarn – 1/2-3/4 SKEINS – in the colors:
- Royal Purple
- 4.5 mm Crochet Hook -> I used Furls Crochet Streamline Resin Hook
- use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
Only measured from one side – thermal stitch:
4 sts x 3 rows = 1 square inch
9 x 9.5 inches
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip
- dc = double crochet
- ldc = linked double crochet
- tsc = thermal single crochet stitch
- mdc = mosaic double crochet
- blo = back loop only
- flo = front loop only
- 3rd loop behind the V
- mdc = mosaic double crochet (place around front loop 2 rows down – same color yarn)
- sl st = slip stitch
- ATC= alternative turning chain
- wst = waistcoat stitch
Free Written Pattern for the Mosaic Crochet Bag
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This pattern used to be part of a Mystery Crochet Along so it’s broken up in that way and includes several videos to finish each section of the pattern.
Mosaic Crochet Bag Bottom
Video Tutorial of the Bag Bottom
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Thermal Crochet Stitch Technique Section
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the back bump of each ch, turn (30 sts)
R2-10: ch 1, 1 tsc in each st, turn
During the last row (R10) go through all 3 loops instead of 2 loops.
Since you’re working in a zig zag, count each side, it should have 5 rows each.
Mosaic Crochet Bag Body
Linked Crochet Stitch Technique Section
Crochet around the rectangle on 3 sides (one short, long (first row) and short side) 1 sc per st and 5 stitches evenly on the short sides.
You’ll end up with 70 stitches counting all stitches all 4 sides.
R1-4: ch 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch but you’ll use it to connect the first ldc stitch to), 1 ldc all around, sl st to the first st (70 sts)
Don’t cut the yarn.
Let’s continue with the next section of the Mosaic Crochet Bag.
Video Tutorial for the Mosaic and Knit Look Section
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Mosaic Crochet Technique Section
All sc stitches (pixels without an X) are made in the blo. All mdc (pixels with an X) are made in the flo. mdc = mosaic double crochet
Column 11 is only shown for the colors. All odd rounds are in white yarn All even rounds are in purple yarn.
Written Pattern of the Mosaic Crochet Graph:
Repeat each mentioned R pattern (e.g R1, R2, etc) 7 times to get to 70 sts per round.
R1: (sc) x 10
R2: (sc) x 10
R3: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1
R4: (sc) x 10
R5: (sc) x 10
R6: (sc) x 9, (mdc) x 1
R7: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1
R8: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1
R9: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1
R10: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1
R11: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 3, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1
R12: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 5, (mdc) x 1
R13: (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 7
R14: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 8
R15: (sc) x 10
R16: (sc) x 10
R17: (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1, (sc) x 1, (mdc) x 1
Continue below with just the purple yarn!
Knit Look Crochet – Waistcoat Stitch Technique Section
Keep your stitches loose. If your pattern expands, you can reduce in hook size OR dec 2 stitches on each short side.
Use the purple yarn
R1: 1 sc in blo all around, sl st
R2-7: 1 wst in each st, sl st
Don’t cut the purple yarn (you can cut your white yarn) in case you want to use the yarn to crochet the handles.
Crochet Bag Handle
You can crochet your bag’s handles (maybe use one of the stitches you just learned) or like me use leather bag handles. If you use yarn to crochet the bag handle, I recommend purple yarn.
Crochet Bag Pocket
The video tutorial for the bag pocket is in this video. It also includes another pattern which is the mesh bag for yarn or bottles. You can find that pattern here.
Video Tutorial of the Bag Pocket
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Bag Pocket – C2C Crochet Stitch Section
Use the white yarn
Using dc stitches crochet a 5×5 pixel C2C piece.
Sew the pocket to the inside of the bag on 3 sides.
Let’s see all of it together here:
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