Crochet Bag Video Tutorial
The Perfect Crochet Purse For Beginners
The weather is getting warmer and who want to make stuffy hats and scarves! Let’s make a purse we can use it no matter the weather outside. If you are still learning your stitches, this is the perfect crochet bag pattern for beginners. We will be using the SC (single crochet) stitches to create this crochet purse. You will also have the option of using worsted weight yarn or bulky weight. The choice is yours.
Never being a yarn snobs, I used yarn that I found at the thrifts store. I had these 2 skeins sitting around for a year and I couldn’t figure out what to make with it. Only complicated patterns came to mind, but none of them worked. Have you ever heard of the acronym K.I.S.S, keep it simple stupid! Well, I did. I created the perfect crochet bag pattern for beginners.
This crochet cross body bag works up quickly and easily, plus it’s great to carry when you only want to take along your cell phone, cards and other small items. Also, it’s worked with one continuous strand of yarn (even the handles and edging) so unless you want a lining, there’s no sewing either. And if you want a lining, there’s an easy way to do so with craft felt. Plus you can wear it as a purse or a cross body bag.
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Crochet Bag Free Pattern
#5 bulky weight 400 yards (can use #4 worsted to substitute)
5 & 6 mm hook (if using worsted weight use 4 & 5 mm hooks)
Bag size: 12 x 10.5 inches
Gauge: 7 Sc st = 4in 12 rows = 4 in
Sl st- Slip Stitch
Sc- Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together
Blsc- Back Loop Single Crochet
Blsc2tog – Back Loop Single Crochet 2 Together
Notes: Ch 1 does not count as a stitch throughout pattern.
6 mm hook, Ch 60
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each st across, turn. (59) 19 inches
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 blsc in the first st, blsc in each st across, turn. (60) (Video 1:30)
Row 3: Ch 1, Sc in each st across, 2 sc in the last st, turn. (61)
Row 4-11: Rep rows 2-3 four times. (69)
Row 12: Ch 1, blsc in each st across, turn. (69) (Video 4:12)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 14-27: Rep rows 12-13 seven times. (Video 5:30)
Row 28: Ch 1, blsc2tog, blsc in each st across, turn. (68) (Video 6:17)
Row 29: Ch 1, Sc in each st across excluding last two stitches, sc2tog in the last two stitches, turn. (67) (Video 7:06)
Rows 30-37: Rep rows 28-29 four times. (59)
Row 38: Ch 1, Blsc in each st across. (Video 8:15)
Edging: Evenly sc down the side of your work (1 sc per row), continue to sc evenly along the bottom of the work, then evenly sc up the other side of your work and back across the top to where you started. Fasten off. (Video 8:47)
Fold purse according to picture.
Begin sewing seam at the 6th stitch from the corner. (Video 9:40)
*Optional: Once attached, use a contrasting color for purse flap border. (Video 10:55)
Handle (Video 11:15)
5mm Hook. Make a chain that is 35 inches.
Row 1: Sc starting in the 2nd ch from the hook until the last st, 2 sc in the last st. Flip your chain upside down. You will be working underneath original chain. Sc until the last st, 2 sc in the last st, fasten off.
(Handle) Surface slip stitch (see video 12:50)
Working along the surface of your handle, sl st down the center. You will be using the holes left from placing single crochet on both sides of the chain.
Attach the wrong sides of your handle to the top corners of your purse. Then turn your purse right side out and enjoy!
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