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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.
There is one thing I love and have too much of. I seriously have trouble saying “No” when it comes to getting, buying, or making them. No, I’m not talking about yarn this time. I’m talking about bags. Some people have too many shoes. Well, besides yarn, I have too many bags. But I can’t get rid of them, as they all have special memories attached to them. Luckily my bag “addiction” is not at a state of hoarding…yet!
But besides buying new bags, I absolutely love making – sewing and crocheting – bags myself, especially when it comes to functional bags. Well, this T-shirt Yarn Bag was made from recycled t-shirt yarn called Hoooked Zgagetti which was so easy to work with.
I simply used 5 different 25m t-shirt yarn balls from Hoooked 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.
Have you ever worked with Hoooked Zpagetti yarn? I got this yarn from Hoooked when I went to Creativation in 2019. They were so kind and gave me a whole bunch of them.
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this T-Shirt Yarn 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.
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How to crochet the T-Shirt Yarn Bag
You will need:
2 stitches x 2 rounds = 1 square inch
11 x 6 x 7 inches
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc = single crochet
- wst = waistcoat stitch
- crab stitch for the top edge
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- hidden slip stitch
Instructions for T-Shirt Yarn Bag:
This pattern starts from the bottom up by making a rectangle first, then crocheting in rounds to create the bag. The bag is finished by adding the handles and the crab stitch edging.
First, use one color (I used black) and chain 12.
R1 : starting from the 2nd ch, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2- 25: 1 sc in each st, turn
Now, switch colors (I used dark burgundy). Attach the yarn at a corner between the short and long side of the rectangle
R1: Now crochet EVENLY 57 sc st all around the rectangle, sl st to the first st (I used the hidden slip stitch). Make sure to stitches are loose as you will next crochet the waistcoat stitch.
R2-4: 1 wst in each st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
Now change colors (I used red).
R5-8: 1 wst in each st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
Now change colors (I used pink).
R9-12: 1 wst in each st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
Now change colors (I used light pink).
R13-14: 1 wst in each st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
R15: 1 wst in the next 2 sts, sk 10 st, ch 18 chs, 1 wst in the next 18 st, sk 10 st, ch 18 chs, 1 wst in the next 17 st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
R16: 1 wst in the next 2 sts, 18 sc sts around the ch 18 chs, 1 wst in the next 18 st, 18 sc sts around the ch 18 chs, 1 wst in the next 17 st, hidden slip stitch to the first st
Now with the leftover yarn, crochet the crab stitch onto the edges of the bag where the handles are not. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.
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