Free Crochet Bag Pattern
Bag Pattern 2724

This free crochet pattern for a bag will walk you through the steps of crocheting a green and brown handbag with a layered look.

The pattern for this beautiful bag is totally free. Fashionable bags are always a delight to own - and this handmade one is no different!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Bag:
Pattern Number 2724

Crochet Bag Pattern - Number 2724


J and P Coats or Clark's ONT PEARL COTTON, Size 5
6 Balls of Hunter's Green
3 Balls (1 oz. balls) of Wood Brown
Bone Crochet Hook No. 5
9 Inch Zipper
1/2 Yard Each of Buckram and Felt for Lining
A Ring - 1 1/2 Inches in Diameter


Use wool single and cotton double throughout.


Bag Piece

Starting at center of bottom with Brown, ch 31.

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 (62 sc).

2nd rnd: 2 sc in next 3 sc. Sc in each sc to next 3-sc group, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in each sc to end of rnd (68 sc).

3rd rnd: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st, * skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, 4 dc in next sc (shell). Repeat from * around, ending with 2 dc, sl st in top st of ch-3. Drop Brown (17 shells).

5th rnd: Draw Green through loop on hook. Ch 1, sc in joining st and in each st around, sl st in 1st sc. Drop Green.

6th rnd: Draw Brown through loop on hook. Sc in joining st, * skip 1 sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc 2 rows below. Repeat from * around, ending with a sl st in 1st sc. Drop Brown.

7th rnd: Same as 5th rnd.

8th rnd: Draw Brown through loop on hook. Ch 3, dc in joining st, * skip 2 sc, sc in next sc 2 rows below, skip 1 sc, 4 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.

Repeat the last 4 rnds (5th to 8th rnds incl) until there are 8 rnds of shells. Now work as before, making only 3 dc instead of 4 dc in each shell and skipping only 1 sc after each shell until there are 4 rnds of 3-dc shells.

Make a rnd of sc in Green and 2 rnds of sc in Brown. Sl st in 1st sc. Break off.


With Brown, ch 40. Draw chain through ring, join.

1st rnd: Sc in each ch around.

2nd to 5th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around, sl st in next sc. Break off.

With Green, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Break off.

Sew this chain around Handle abuve ring.


With Brown, ch 16.

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

2nd and 3rd rows: Sc in each sc across. Break off. Draw through ring and sew ends together.

Cut a piece of cardboard for bottom, then line bag with buckram and lining material. Sew zipper and tab in place.

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

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Crochet Pattern Books for Bags

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