The Spring Sprig Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love the Spring Sprig Bag!

Do you love bags? Who doesn’t, right? But do you love making your own bags? Crocheting bags is one of the things I love and enjoy making! This is what I am so eager to share with you all today!

Now, let’s talk about the Spring Sprig Bag pattern!

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The Yarn


The Spring Sprig Bag is made with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. It is a worsted-weight (#4), mercerized 100% natural fiber yarn. I chose this yarn because the color options are simply amazing and the yarn is perfect for making garments, kitchen and home accessories and other items you can think of! I used two neutral colors (Taupe and Ecru) for this design but you are welcome to use any other worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn you prefer. You may use one color or multi-color in making this bag, the choice is yours!

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THE PATTERN NAME


This simple textured pattern was created because of my passion to design and make crocheted bags. You may be wondering about where I got the name. It’s not always easy for me to name my design pattern. For this one though, well, I have this book called Crochet Stitch Dictionary which I bought last year. I’ve been learning different stitches from this book and one of those is the Sprig stitch pattern. It is worked entirely in chains and single crochet stitches. The texture it creates is simply amazing and I fell in love with it. So, that’s where I got the name for this pattern. I added the word “Spring” because it is going to be released in Springtime!

The Spring Sprig Bag is great for everyday use. It is also perfect as a project bag for your yarny projects but because of its stretchy characteristic, I recommend not using it to contain heavy stuff.

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SPRING SPRIG BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


This market bag pattern is a perfect project for a confident beginner. It is worked from the bottom (base) up and uses basic crochet stitches. The base and top part of this bag are worked in the round (in a spiral). The main body part, on the other hand, though it is still worked in the round after crocheting the last stitch of the round, you have to slip stitch it into the very first stitch of that same round to join and then you will need to chain 1 to get the height of the next stitch.

I’ve also included an option to add a detachable shoulder strap which you have the choice of crocheting your own strap or using a leather one.

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Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Sizes: 4 mm / US: G – 6 / UK: 8 and 5 mm / US: H/8 / UK: 6

Yarn

Yarn used:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn in colors Taupe and Ecru

Yarn amount used: 

Taupe – 1 skein / 3.5 oz / 100 g / 170 m / 186 yards

Ecru – 2 skeins / 7 oz / 200 g / 340 m / 372 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with Single Crochet crocheted in rows/rounds:

10 stitches & 10 rows per 5 cm / 2”.

Using 4 mm / US: G/6 / UK: 8

Adjust your crochet hook to obtain gauge.

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 measures at least 5 x 5 cm / 2 x 2 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. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however, you can adjust the size of your bag to your desired measurement. You can add or deduct the number of your foundation chains. Please note that the body pattern stitch is a stitch multiple of 4.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom (base) up and in the round. Mark your first stitch of each round with a stitch marker or a scrap yarn.

Size & Measurements


Width: 11 inches

Height: 13 inches

Not including the extended handles and/or the detachable strap.

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.

Techniques You Will Need 


*** Just additional information ***

PUNCTUATIONS

* An asterisk indicates pattern repeats. You will need to repeat all the instructions between asterisks the number of times specified.

Square Brackets [ ] indicate repeats. You will need to repeat the instructions between square brackets the number of times specified.

Parentheses ( ) are used to indicate a group of stitches to be worked in the same st/sp.

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Spring Sprig Bag Pattern Instructions


The Base of the Bag (make 2)

R1: With Color A and 4 mm hook size, ch 46, SC in the 2nd ch from the hook, SC in the next 43 chs across, 3 SC in the last ch. Do not turn. SC in the next 43 chs on the opposite side of the chs, 2 SC in the very beginning ch of this round. (92 sts)

DO NOT JOIN, work continuously (in the round). PM in the very 1st st of the round.

R2: 2 SC in the marked st, SC in the next 43 sts, 2 SC in the next 3 sts, SC in the next 43 sts, 2 SC in the last 2 sts.  (98 sts)

R3: 2 SC in the marked st, SC in the next 44 sts, [2 SC, 1 SC] repeat 3 times. SC in the next 43 sts, [2 SC, 1 SC] repeat 2 times. (104 sts)

Sl st in to the 1st st, fasten off and weave in ends. DO NOT fasten off the 2nd base. Continue working with the next round.

R4: Take the 2 bases you’ve just finished, align them together with WS facing together and RS facing out.  Now, SC (in all 4 loops) around. Do not forget to PM in the 1st st. (104 sts)

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R5: SC BLO around. (104 sts)

R6 – R9: SC around. (104 sts)

Finish the very last st of R9 by attaching Color B. (104 sts)

Watch this video on how to change or attach a new yarn color.

BODY OF THE BAG

Change hook size to the larger hook (5 mm)  

R1: *2 SC in the 1st st, ch 2, 2 SC in the next st, sk 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the 1st st, 2nd st and ch 2 sp to join.

R2: Ch 1, *(2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC) in the ch 2 sp, sk 4 sts*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the 1st st, 2nd st and ch 2 sp to join.

Repeat R2 until the body of the bag measures 9.75 inches. For the last round, DO NOT sl st to join.

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R3: *SC2tog in the 1st 2 sts, 2 SC in the ch 2 sp, SC2tog in the next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * around.

Change hook to 4 mm and attach Color A.

R4: SC around. Do not forget to PM in the 1st st. (104 sts)

R5 – R7: Repeat R4. (104 sts)

R8: SC in the 1st 16 sts, ch 35, sk 20 sts, SC in the next 32 sts, ch 35, sk 20 sts, SC in the last 16 sts. (134 sts)

R9: SC in every st and ch around. (134 sts)

R10 – R12: Repeat R9.  (134 sts)

R13: Sl st around. Sl st in the 1st st.

Fasten off & cut yarn. Weave in all ends.

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OPTIONAL: Detachable Strap

  1. This detachable strap is worked in rounds continuously. You can use Color A or B and with hook size 4 mm, leave a long tail about 15 inches for sewing, ch 8, SC in the 1st ch and in every ch around. Continue working in rounds until you strap measures about 40 inches long or the length you prefer. Fasten off. Leave another long tail for sewing. Note: You can also use a Leather Shoulder Bag Strap. If you chose this option then continue with step 3 on how to attach the D Rings.
  2. Take your Swivel Snap Lobster Claw Hook and insert one of the ends of your strap into the ring of Swivel Snap Lobster Claw Hook, fold in the strap and secure it tightly by sewing the strap. Do the same on the other end of your strap.
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3.Lay your bag flat and mark the end sides. Take the D Ring and place it on R8 on one end side of your bag. With the tapestry needle and with Color A yarn, secure tightly the D Ring by sewing it onto the bag. Repeat on the other end side of the bag.

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OPTIONAL: Embellishment

You can add a bow as I did or a tassel, pompoms or anything you may want.

For the bow, ch 101, sl st in the 2nd back ridge/hump of the ch from the hook and in every ch across. Fasten off and weave in ends. Now, take the long chain and insert it in and then out in the 2 center ch 2 spaces in front of your bag.  Tighten and make a bow.

It’s all done! Enjoy your new bag!

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Elisa DeSena

Elisa DeSena

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She's a devoted wife and mother to a charming girl. A self-taught crocheter and knitter, she has a passion for all things yarn. She values learning, creativity, and believes that with practice and patience, perfection is attainable.


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