Cable Crochet Bag Pattern

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You’re going to love this free cable crochet bag pattern. First of all, if you love crocheted bags and tote bags, this amazing crochet pattern is perfect for you.

All you need is some yarn, a crochet hook & just few hours to kill. That’s it!

Not convinced? Well, by following this cable crochet bag pattern, you’re also going to have a true companion whenever you need to bring something with you.

Let say, shopping, traveling, bringing your crochet project? You got it.

Best of all, it’s a FREE crochet pattern.

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The Yarn


The design this cable crochet bag pattern I used a yarn from Lion Brand Yarn called Wool-Ease Chunky. 

This yarn is 80% acrylic & 20 % wool & it is great to crochet with.

Unfortunately this yarn was discontinued, however since it’s a bag pattern, substituting with similar bulky yarns will work well. 

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AN EASY CABLE CROCHET BAG PATTERN


This cable crochet bag pattern is great all year through.

Imagine bringing your brand new crochet market bag to any vacation. Snow or warm. It’s the perfect size for any crochet project. You can bring multiple extra skeins of yarn & everything you need for your current project.

Finally, go shopping with the this great crochet cable bag. No need to use extra plastic bags. Bring your crocheted market bag instead.

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ABOUT THE CABLE CROCHET BAG PATTERN:


You’re going to love to follow this crochet bag pattern. This crochet cable bag pattern is such a rewarding pattern to follow since it works up really fast. Nothing’s like a great bag pattern. It’s such a great crochet idea to make crocheted bags, in all shapes & sizes.

What’s especially neat about this cable crochet bag pattern is that you can explore crochet cables with this one. 

Finally, it’s so fun to play with colors for market bags. So go crazy, have some fun!

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 8 mm / US: L – 11 / UK: 0

Hook I used: Waves Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

Yarn

Yarn used:

Lion Brand Yarns – Wool-Ease Chunky.

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Yarn amount used: 

3 skeins / 380 g / 380 m / 415 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with the half double crochet stitch crocheted in rows:

9 stitches & 8 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

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Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


MAIN PART:

Width: 45 cm / 17.7 inches*. 

Height: 42 cm / 16.5 inches*.

Handles: 73 cm / 28.7.

*Measured with the bag laying on a flat surface.

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SIZE Notes

  • Pattern is written for just one size.

Size Adjustments

  • Make the bag wider by adding extra stitches before you start row 1.
  • Make the bag narrower by reducing the number of stitches you make before you start row 1.
  • Make the bag deeper or shallower by adding or reducing the number of rows you crochet.
  • Make the handles shorter or longer by adding or reducing the number of rows you crochet.

Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

Diagram


Cable Crochet Bag Pattern

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


You will need to use the chain, the foundation single crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet & the half double crochet stitch.

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook. Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches.

*2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

Video tutorial.

Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc:

Tutorial.

CABLE CROSSING:

Cable crossing to the left or in front (cableL):

Sk 2 st, FPdc 1 in 3rd st, FPdc 1 in 4th st, go back, make the next 2 st in front of the 2 FPdc you just made: FPdc 1 in 1st sk st, FPdc 1 in 2nd sk st.

Video tutorial

Cable crossing to the right or behind (cableR):

Sk 2 st, FPdc1 in 3rd st, FPdc in 4th st, go back, make the next 2 st behind the 2 FPdc you just made: FPdc 1 in 1st sk st, FPdc 1 in 2nd sk st.

Video tutorial

You’ll follow this instruction for the 4 cable stitches in the middle of the scarf, marked “cableL“ or “cableR”, starting on row 3.

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Cable Crochet Bag Pattern Instructions


MAIN PART/ FRONT & Back:

Repeat this 2 times to make front & back.

Make 41 stitches using the FSC technique.

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 15 st, FPdc 1 in the next 4 st, hdc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in the next 4 st, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (=41 st).

Row 2: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 15 st, BPdc 1 in the next 4 st, hdc 1 in next st,  BPdc 1 in the next 4 st, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (= 41 st).

Row 3: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 15 st, cableL, hdc 1 in next st not worked, cableR, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (=41 st).

Row 4: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st, hdc 1 in the next 15 st, BPdc in the next 4 st in the order they appear, hdc 1 in next st, BPdc in the next 4 st in the order they appear, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (=41 st).

Row 5: Repeat row 1.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 16 st, cableR, hdc 1 in next st not worked, cableL, hdc 1 in next st not worked, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (=41 st).

Row 8: Repeat row 4.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you’ve reached row 34 or desired length.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

HANDLES:

Repeat this 2 times, once on the front & once on the back to make 2 handles.

On row 34 attach thread in 6th stitch with a slip stitch.

Row 1: Hdc 1 in the 6th, hdc 1 in the next 3 st, turn (=4 st).

Row 2: Hdc 1 in the 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 3 st, turn (=4 st).

Row 3-55: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Place the front & back on top of each other, with the right sides facing each other.

Seam 3 of the sides, 1 short side (A in diagram), 1 long side (B in diagram), 1 short side (C in diagram), with either slip stitches & a hook or stitching with a needle.

Then seam the end of the handles to the 33rd, 34th, 35th & 36th st on row 34 on the same side, either using slip stitches & a hook or stitching with a needle.

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Janne Kleivset

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Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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