You’re going to love this free pattern for the crochet cable Como Bag. First of all, if you love crocheted bags and cold weather, 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!
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Not convinced? Well the crochet Cable Como Bag is also going to be your 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.
The design the crochet Cable Como Bag 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.
The wool makes it warm & it’s a great affordable yarn.
It comes in lots of different colors & you can never get bored.
I’m sure you’re going to love this yarn & remember to comment below & let me know which color you’re using!
THIS PATTERN IS PERFECT FOR FALL
Yes, you’re going to love to make this market bag at any time & anywhere, especially now that summer turns into fall. But honestly, crochet Cable Como Bag 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 crochet Cable Como Bag. No need to use extra plastic bags. Bring your crocheted market bag instead.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET COMO BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
You’re going to love to crochet this pattern. The crochet Cable Como Bag is such a rewarding pattern 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 the crochet Cito Bag 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!
Size 8 mm / US: L – 11 / UK: 0
Hook I used: Waves Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Lion Brand Yarns – Wool-Ease Chunky.
Yarn amount used:
3 skeins / 380 g / 380 m / 415 yards
- 5 bulky yarn, 7 wpi.
- 80 % acrylic, 20 % wool
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
Measured with the half double crochet stitch crocheted in rows:
9 stitches & 8 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- 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!
- 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 (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- 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:
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.
- Pattern is written for just one size.
- 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.
BPdc = back post double crochet
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
prev = previous
st = stitch(es)
yo= yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC):
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.
FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):
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):
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:
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: https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/cables-crossing-to-the-left-video
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.
You’ll follow this instruction for the 4 cable stitches in the middle of the scarf, marked “cableL“ or “cableR”, starting on row 3.
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.
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.
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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