You’re going to love this Crochet Shoulder Bag free crochet pattern.
It’s an easy and quick market bag crochet pattern. It’s great for going to the farmers market, using it as a crochet project bag and just an everyday tote bag.
The crochet bag pattern has a delicate openwork design and uses only basic stitches.
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For a crochet tote bag, another great option would be to pick a cotton yarn. With cotton yarn, it would have more of a beach bag vibe.
But really, any 4 medium yarns would work great.
GREAT CROCHET SHOULDER BAG PATTERN
This fun crochet shoulder bag is a great everyday bag that is deep & has a beautiful pointed bottom.
Like other free crochet handbag patterns, it’s a great place for your water bottle, cell phones & other necessities you bring when heading out.
With only a combination of basic crochet stitches, it’s an easy crochet pattern to follow & perfect for the advanced beginner.
If you’d prefer a leather strap, you could easily use that instead of the suggested crochet handle in the pattern.
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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 SHOULDER BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The Crochet Shoulder Bag is a fun crochet bag pattern to make. It uses only basic crochet stitches and works up quickly.
This crochet tote bag has a delicate openwork crochet stitch pattern.
Easy assembly by making two pieces and working single crochet through both layers. Adjustable handle size.
Size 6.5 mm hook / US: K – 10.5 / UK: 3
Yarn amount used:
3 skeins / 290 g / 290 m / 316 yards
- 4 Medium Yarn
- 100 % Acrylic
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
Measured over single crochet stitches crocheted in rows:
14 stitches & 16 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 (at top): 48 cm / 19 inches
Height: 51 cm /20 inches
Handle length folded double: 56 cm / 22 inches
- The best way to adjust the width of the bag is adding/reducing rows according to established pattern.
ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
PM = place marker
sc = single crochet (tutorial)
sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)
st = stitch (es)
tr = treble crochet (tutorial)
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
Tr in indicated stitch, *ch 1, tr in same stitch*, repeat from *to* 3 times.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch until you have 1 ch left, sc 3 in last ch, PM in middle sc of 3, sc 1 each ch on the opposite side of foundation chains, turn (= 81 sc, 40 on each side of center marked st).
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr + ch1), sk 1 st, *tr 1 in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st* repeat from *to* until you reach PM, work fan in marked st and move PM to center tr of fan, **ch 1, sk 1 st, tr 1 in next st**, repeat from **to** until end of row, turn (=89 st, t22 tr and 22 ch on each side of marked st).
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr + ch1), sk 1 ch-space, *tr 1 in next tr, ch 1, sk 1 ch-space* repeat from *to* until you reach PM, work fan in marked st and move PM to center tr of fan, **ch 1, sk 1 ch-space, tr 1 in next tr**, repeat from **to** until end of row, turn (=97 st, 24 tr and 24 ch on each side of marked st).
Continue to move center marker up as each row is worked.
Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as first st), sc 1 in each tr and ch-1-space until end of row, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn (=97 st).
Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as fist st), sc 1 in each st across, turn.
Row 6-13: Rep rows 2-5 two times – ending with 129 sc on row 13.
Place marker at beginning and end of row 11 to indicate where handle will be inserted.
Row 14-16: Repeat row 2-4 – ending with 145 sc on row 16.
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Lay both bag pieces on top of each other.
Row 1: Work sc going through both layers, in sc worked on row 16 (= 145 sc).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
Row 1: Sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each st across, turn (=149 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), sl st in each st across (=149 sl st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
- Fasten threads & weave in ends.
- Thread strap through both layers on row 11, on both sides.
- Seam the end of the strap together.
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