Crochet Bag Pattern 2717 – Free Crochet Pattern

Follow this crochet bag pattern to make a large purse with a handle. You can crochet this bag in any color you wish.

The step-by-step instructions for crocheting this purse are easy. In no time at all you will have a beautiful bag to hold whatever you want!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Bag:
Pattern Number 2717

Crochet Bag Pattern - Number 2717


6 balls of Maroon
Bone Crochet Hook No. 6
1/3 yard each of buckram and felt for lining
2 whale bones, each 12 inches long


Use 4 threads throughout.

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


Bag – Front

Starting at top, ch 19.

1st row: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Sc in 1st sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

3rd to 24th rows incl: (Sc in each sc to center sc of next 3-sc group, 3 sc in center sc) twice; sc in each sc to end of row. Ch 1, turn.

Break off at end of 24th row. Turn work (66 sc along lower edge, including the center sc of each 3-sc group).

25th row: Attach thread in center sc of first 3-sc group. Sc in each sc across to center sc of next 3-sc group. Ch 1, turn (66 sc).

26th to 36th rows incl: Sc in next 66 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Break off at end of 36th row.

Bag – Back

Work exactly the same as Front.

Holding the 2 hag pieces together, attach thread in the 7th sc from upper right hand corner. Working through both thicknesses, thus joining pieces, make sc closely together around to corresponding place on opposite side, making 3 sc in each corner.

The Top (Make 2)

Starting at short end, ch 8.

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

2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat the 2nd row until piece is long enough to cover whale bone.

Break off.

Cover bone with felt and then sew Top over bone.

Run a gathering thread along center third at top of Bag and draw up to measure 12 inches. Sew top of Bag to each Top.

The Handle

Starting at short end, ch 7, Work as for Top until piece measures 36 inches. Do nor break off. Fold piece in half lengthwise. Working through both thicknesses, make a row of sc across long side. Break off.

The Ring (Make 4)

Starting at center, ch 10. Join. Make 16 sc in ring. Sl st in 1st sc.

Break off.

Sew a ring 3 inches in from each side of each whale bone. Draw handle through all loops. Sew short ends of handle together.

Line with buckram and lining material.

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

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