Crochet Bag Pattern 2712 – Free Crochet Pattern

For a few hours of your time and very little money, you can easily crochet this beautiful turquoise handbag.

This purse pattern is easy to crochet – even for a beginner. This free bag pattern will help you crochet a bag from start to finish!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Bag:
Pattern Number 2712

Crochet Bag Pattern - Number 2712


4 balls of Turquoise
Bone Crochet Hook No. 6
1/3 Yard each of Buckram and Felt from Lining
2 Yards of Ribbon


Use 4 threads throughout.

Gauge: 4 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.


Starting at side, ch 63.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

2nd to 52nd rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Break off at end of 52nd row.

Fold Bag in half. Attach thread in the 8th sc from top. Working through both thicknesses, thus joining edges, make sc in each sc to fold. Break off. Join other side in the same manner. Line bag with buckram and lining material.

The Top (Make 2)

Starting at center, ch 16.

1st rnd: Sc in 8th ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 7. Do not turn.

2nd rnd: Working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in next 9 sts, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next 9 sc, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in next 3 ch. sc in next 2 ch (38 sc).

3rd rnd: Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, sc in next 2 sc (50 sc).

4th and 5th rnds: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc. Break off.

Using top as a pattern, cut out 2 cardboard pieces and 2 felt pieces. Line each top with felt, inserting cardboard piece between. Cut holes in cardboard and felt to correspond with holes in top. Mark the top center at each side of hag and make inverted pleats on each side of center, making pleats deep enough so that top of bag measures same as long side of top. Sew pleats in place. Sew pleated edges to a long side of top. Cut ribbon into lengths of 31 and 41 inches. Draw ribbon through the 4 holes in top, drawing each ribbon from opposite sides. Tie longer ribbon in a bow. Sew ends of shorter ribbon together.

This crochet bag pattern was originally published by Coats and Clarks in the 1940s in Crochet Bags Book No. 219

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