This free crochet pattern for a bag will walk you through the steps of crocheting a beige bag with a handle and green trim (or you can crochet this bag in any other two colors you want).
The pattern for this fashionable bag is totally free. Handmade purses and bags are always a delight to own – and this one is no different!
Free Crochet Pattern for a Bag:
Pattern Number 2710
J. and P. COATS KNIT CRO-SHEEN
4 balls of Beige, 1 ball of Hunter’s Green
Bone Crochet Hook No. 6
1/3 Yard each of Buckram and Matching Green Felt for Lining
2 Snap Fasteners
Use 4 threads throughout.
Gauge: 4 sts make 1 inch; 4 1/2 rnds make 1 inch.
Bag – Front
Starting at center with Beige, ch 8.
1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across.
2nd rnd: (3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) twice.
3rd to 16th rnds incl: (Sc in sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center sc) 4 times; sc in sc to end of rnd. Break off.
Bag – Back
Work exactly as for Front.
Crocheting the Bottom
Starting at center with Beige, ch 4. Join.
1st rnd: 10 sc in ring.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around.
3rd rnd: Sc in each sc around.
4th rnd: 2 sc in each sc around (40 sc).
5th and 6th rnds: Sc in each sc around.
7th rnd: * Sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (60 sc).
8th and 9th rnds: Sc in each sc around.
10th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around (80 sc).
11th and 12th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Break off.
Gusset and Strap
Starting at short end, with Green, ch 4.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 29 inches. Break off.
Sew ends of gusset between the 2 short sides of bag to within 1 1/2 inches of top. With right sides facing, place bottom in place between lower edges of bag. Using Green and working through both thicknesses, make a rnd of sc, thus joining pieces. Cut a piece of cardboard for bottom, then line bag with buckram and felt. Sew snap fasteners in place at top. Turn the front 1 1/2 inches over for a flap and crease.
This crochet bag pattern was originally published by Coats and Clarks in the 1940s in Crochet Bags Book No. 219
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