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Crochet bags are quick and fun projects which leave you with a useful product you can use every day. I’ve included many different styles of bags from simple market bags to more complex drawstring backpacks in this roundup of my top ten crochet bag patterns. Most of the patterns use a cotton yarn such as Paintbox Cotton Aran which I’ve used in my latest pattern The Ocean Waves Baby Blanket. Cotton yarn is a great choice for crocheting bags as it’s very durable and easy to wash.
Now, if you already have too many crochet projects on your hook but still need a bag don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Earlier this week I released a new line of crochet themed canvas tote bags. There are five designs in total – each one with a different crochet or yarn related phrase. These tote bags are versatile, practical, reusable and perfect for day-to-day use. They would also be ideal for storing crochet projects and yarn to take with you on your travels. You can check out the whole range on my Etsy store – WillowCrochetShop – and don’t forget you can also get these designs on T-shirts, mugs and crochet hook cases!
This bright and flowery bag pattern is from a brand new crochet designer – Dorina Iftimie. The bag is made up of 10 simple sunflower hexagons and makes use of the puff stitch. This bag’s bright and vibrant colours are achieved by using Sidar Snuggly DK – a soft, nylon and acrylic blend yarn.
There’s plenty of market bag crochet patterns available but this one really stands out from the crowd with a flower pattern on the base. The pattern is completely free and would be perfect for more advanced crocheters. Use Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK to crochet your market bag, the yarn is available in 56 different colourways so finding your perfect shade will be easy!
Make use of crocheted cables to create this amazing crossbody drawstring bag. The bag is made using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, a sturdy mercerised cotton yarn. Get inspiration for different colour palettes by visiting the Ravelry projects page.
Price: $2.50 (a free version is also available)
This textured bag features the millstone stitch – this stitch is new to me but shouldn’t be too difficult. You’ll need to know how to do back post stitches and how to work into the back loops. The designer also includes links to their tutorials on how to line a bag. You’ll need Lily Sugar n’ Cream Solids for this project, a natural, soft and absorbent Aran weight yarn of 100% cotton.
By Jess Coppom
This pattern may look complex but it’s actually quite simple – just two crocheted circles sewn together! If you’re a visual learner you’ll love this pattern, it has plenty of photo tutorials and the paid version also includes a stitch chart. This is another pattern that calls for Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.
By Eszter Csoma
Lots of crocheters have been raving about Dishie yarn from wecrochet and if you haven’t got your hands on it yet this might be the perfect project to try it out. You can make this bag in either child or adult size, it’s the perfect beach or market bag and the pattern is suitable for beginners.
Price: $4.00 (a free version is also available)
Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton used here again to make this amazingly detailed drawstring backpack perfect for holding your essentials on your travels – it even has a pocket sewn inside ideal for your phone! The pattern for this bag is incredibly detailed and has photo tutorials every step of the way.
Little applique mushrooms make for fun decor on this colourful tote bag. The construction for this bag is fairly simple with 13 squares sewn together and the edging/handles added at the end. Whilst the designer used acrylic yarn for this, they suggest that a cotton yarn may be more suitable.
Golden Lily Sugar n’ Cream is used on the beehive portion of this bag which is created using filet crochet. The bee section is written up in a graph format and tapestry crochet is required to make it. Only basic stitches are required to crochet this and it can also be made in two different sizes.
By Hannah Cross
Price: £3.50 (a free version is also available)
If you’re new to mosaic crochet this crochet bag pattern is a good place to start! There are detailed instructions on how to read a mosaic crochet chart as well as a full video tutorial for the pattern. The pattern calls for Cotlin yarn from wecrochet, a soft, wearable, durable yarn.
Which crochet bag will you be making? Let me know in the comments below!