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Crochet Bag - good for storage + FREE PATTERN below (with pictures)

I made this bag for Kayleigh and she uses it to store things in her bedroom.  I made the design up myself with a simple handle.  I wanted to test the yarn out and thought a bag was the perfect project.  Kayleigh has found the bag to be quite strong and it hangs nicely on a hook.  Such a space saver.


The pattern is available for download on www.loveknitting.com and www.lovecrochet.com.


I crocheted in the round in UK Half Treble Crochet/htr [US Half Double Crochet/hdc].  The handle I made by simply skipping a certain number of stitches and chaining across to a stitch after the skipped stitches.  Then crocheted into the chain space on next round.


For yarn, crochet hook and abbreviation conversions click - “Crochet Conversion Charts”.


Yarn

Robin Chunky (shade - Pale Rose 111).

2 x 100g (3.5oz/153yds/140m) balls.

Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].

Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 5.5mm/UK 5 [US I/9] - 6.5mm/UK 3 [US K/10½] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].


I would give the Robin Chunky yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;

- There is a reasonable choice of colours available;

- The feel of it was reasonably soft;

- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £1.99 per 100g ball;

- Would I use this yarn again? YES.



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FREE Crochet Bag Pattern for Beginners

Materials

2 x 100g balls in any Chunky yarn with the tension/gauge above

6mm/UK size 4 Crochet Hook (or size to achieve tension/gauge you desire)

Yarn/Darning needle

Scissors


NOTES: The instructions are written in UK terms, US terms are in [SQUARE PARENTHESES].  For other countries see                 “Crochet Conversion Charts”.

                Knowledge of the Magic (adjustable) Ring technique and working in the round is required for this crochet project.

                Pictures included below pattern for visual assistance.


Instructions

Bag

Make a magic (adjustable) ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1, work 8 dc [sc] into ring, sl st in ch 1 to join (8 dc [sc]);

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join (16 dc [sc]);

Rnd 3: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join (16 dc [sc]);

Rnd 4: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in next st, (2 dc [sc] in next st, 1 dc [sc] in next st) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (24 dc [sc]);

Rnd 5: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join (24 dc [sc]);

Rnd 6: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 2 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (32 dc [sc]);

Rnd 7: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join (32 dc [sc]);

Rnd 8: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 3 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (40 dc [sc]);

Rnd 9: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join (40 dc [sc]);

Rnd 10: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 4 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 4 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (48 dc [sc]);

Rnd 11: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 5 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (56 dc [sc]);

Rnd 12: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 6 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 6 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (64 dc [sc]);

Rnd 13: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 7 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 7 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (72 dc [sc]);

Rnd 14: ch 1, 2 dc [sc] in first st, dc [sc] in each of next 8 sts, (2 dc [sc] in next st, dc [sc] in each of next 8 sts) rep all around, sl st in ch 1 to join (80 dc [sc]);

Rnd 15: ch 2, htr [hdc] BLO in each st around, sl st in top of ch 2 to join;

Rnd 16-31: ch 2, htr [hdc] in each st around, sl st in top of ch 2 to join;

Rnd 32: ch 1, dc [sc] in each of next 8 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, dc [sc] in each of next 30 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, dc [sc] in each of next 22sts, sl st in ch 1 to join;

Rnd 33: ch 1, dc [sc] in each of next 8 sts, 10 dc [sc] into ch 10 sp, dc [sc] in each of next 30 sts, 10 dc [sc] into ch sp, dc [sc] in each of next 22sts, sl st in ch 1 to join;

Rnd 34: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join;

Rnd 35: ch 1, dc [sc] in each st around, sl st in ch 1 to join.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



I hope this brings you creative joy.  You can sell anything you make using this pattern but please

do not copy or sell it, nor pass it off as your own (FOR FULL TERMS PLEASE SEE OUR “TERMS & CONDITIONS” SECTION).  Get yarning and please share your creations with me on social media, I would love to see them and hear from you.



ABBREVIATIONS

BLO - Back Loop Only;

ch - chain;

dc - double crochet;

fch - foundation chain;

hdc - half double crochet [US only];

htr - half treble crochet;

rnd - round;

sc - single crochet [US only];

sk - skip;

sl st - slip stitch;

sp - space;

st - stitch;

tch - turning chain;

tr - treble crochet.

Crochet Magic Ring and Chain 1

Magic (adjustable) Ring and ch 1

Double (Single) Crochet into ring

Start of dc [sc]  into ring

8 Double (Single) Crochet into ring

8 dc [sc] into ring

Crochet pull yarn to close ring

Pull yarn to close ring

Crochet closed ring

Closed ring

Crochet round 2 - 2 dc (sc) each stitch

Round 2, 2 dc [sc] each stitch

Crochet round 3

Round 3

Crochet round 4

Round 4

Crochet Body of bag Crochet - put hook through top of chain 2 Crochet round 5

Round 5

Crochet round 6

Round 6

Round 11 - starting to curve up slightly

Round 11, starting to curve up slightly

Crochet base finished

Round 14, base finished

Round 15 - chain 2 (start of body of bag)

Round 15, ch 2 (start of body of bag)

Round 15 - yarn over hook

Round 15, yarn over hook

Round 15 - put hook through BLO

Round 15, put hook through BLO

Round 15 creates lip around base

Round 15 creates lip around base

Crochet Body of bag starts to go up

The body of the bag starts going straight up after round 15

Crochet a possible colour change on round 23

This is where I changed colour for this bag on round 23

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ch 2 and continue htr [hdc]  with colour change on rnd 30

Rnd 32, ch 10 and sk 10

Round 33 - dc (sc) into chain 10 sp

Rnd 33, dc [sc] into ch 10 sp