Everyday Bag

Feb 27, 2013 by

Everyday Bag

Pattern by: Kaitlyn

I got lots of compliments from my friends and family when I used my bag today, so I’m sure you will, too! I used two skeins of yarn at a time while making this bag to make it extra durable, so that’s why the pattern calls for 4 skeins… I used less than one skein of Caron One Pound Yarn by working with the strand of yarn from the middle of the skein and the yarn from the side of the skein at the same time (I do not recommend doing this; you will end up with a tangled mess… or at least I did).

My example bag is approx. 22 inches in circumference and 9 inches deep (including scalloped edge).

Materials:

  • approx. 4 skeins (244 yds/223 m/141 g/5 oz each) of worsted weight yarn (depending on the size of your bag)
  • size US K or 6.5mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Let’s get started…

  1. ch 50
  2. sl st to join in the 50th ch form the hook, ch 1
  3. hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2
  4. dc in each st around, sl st to the first dc, ch 1
  5. repeat steps 3-4 until the the desired length of the bag is reached)
  6. with WS on the outside of the bag, sl st the bottom edges together
  7. fasten off and weave in ends
  8. flip the bag inside out so the RS is on the outside of the bag
  9. if desired, crochet an edge around the top of the bag (see instructions below for the scalloped edge on the example bag)
  10. attach handles behind the edging, not on top of it (see instructions below for the handle); if you did not make an edging, sew the handles on the edge of the top of the bag

 

Here’s the handle(s) pattern by me; you can make one or two (I made one)…

Important Note:  After you are finished step 1, stretch the handle as far as you can, because when you use the bag and carry it around, the handle will stretch!

  1. leaving a long tail before the slip knot, ch the length of the handle plus two more ch, hdc across the ch or make the foundation hdc for the length of the handle
  2. make 4 more hdc in the last ch (5 hdc total in the last ch)
  3. hdc across the opposite side of the ch, 4 more hdc (5 total) in the last ch
  4. sl st to the first hdc
  5. fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the handle onto the bag

 

Now for a pretty scalloped edge from www.verypink.com

Written Instructions:

“Single crochet into 1 stitch, *skip 2 stitches, 5 double crochets into next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet into next stitch, repeat from *. End by working a slip stitch into first single crochet. Note — at the corners of a square, work your count so that you work the double crochet stitches in the corner. I found that working 8 single crochets (instead of 5) made a nice corner.”

- Staci Perry from www.verypink.com

 

After you’ve made the bag, crocheted the edging on, and attached the handles, your bag is ready for use! If you have any questions concerning this pattern, please leave a comment below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Have fun crocheting! Here are some pictures of my example bag (first picture), and a bag I made for my sister, Rachel (second picture).

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  1. I can’t wait till my bag is finished! I love the colors!!

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