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Crocheting a bag

With the right tutorials for crocheting a bag, you can create an extravagant accessory for any occasion. For the extensive shopping tour, you can crochet a spacious shoulder bag. When you're out with your little darling, don't forget your self-crocheted diaper bag at home. And when you want to buy groceries in the supermarket around the corner, crochet yourself a practical shopping net. Particularly modern are the Japanese knot bags, which don't need a clasp. And if you want to conjure up a real eye-catcher, you can make a bag out of plastic bags. The textile yarn bag is also exceptional, and if you use extra felting wool and crochet and felt your bag, you'll also get a unique piece to look at.

Crochet a simple bag for beginners and advanced

As a passionate crochet artist, you will be particularly enthusiastic about the extravagant patterns for crocheting bags. A shopping net in a delicate pattern or a stylish shoulder bag is exactly the right crochet project for advanced crocheters. But even as an inexperienced beginner you don't have to put your plan to crochet a bag on ice. Because Crazy Patterns has a suitable tutorial for every skill level. You can crochet a simple beach net from many chain stitches. Even as a crochet layman you will succeed in making a cute diaper bag. And you can also dare a rectangular shoulder bag that doesn't require a lot of increases and decreases. If you make your simple crochet bag out of felting wool and felt it after crocheting, you can combine two hobbies at the same time and even as a beginner you have created a great unique piece with simple tools.

Bag crochet pattern in English

Because there are not only enthusiastic crocheters with great ideas living in English speaking countries, you will also come across crochet patterns for bags written in a foreign language while searching the Internet. If you particularly like such a tutorial, it is annoying, because even with a translation tool it is not always easy to understand the technical terms correctly. But you won't get these problems on our portal. All patterns for crocheting a bag are in English. If you have found a project in our overview that suits you, you don't need a lexicon or an interpreter. You can start immediately after the download.

How do you crochet a bag?

While you are browsing through our overview of crochet patterns for bags, you will be able to find out with each tutorial whether it is a free manual or whether you have to pay something for it. As soon as you have decided on a tutorial and the purchase process has been successfully completed, the pattern will be available for download. This means that you can download it to your computer at any time once or several times without additional costs. It is best to save the manual on your laptop, then you have access even if you are offline. Before you start crocheting, you should read through the tutorial in its entirety one time. It will tell you which crochet yarn you need. You will receive a suggestion for the right crochet hook. You will be given recommendations for the choice of color. And which techniques you have to master is also summarized. If you don't want to stick to the tips on color or yarn, you are free to do so of course. You can always read the needle size for a yarn of your choice on its label. Once you have collected your material, you can get started. The crochet pattern for a bag will guide you to your goal one step at a time.

Which materials do you need for a crocheted bag?

Of course, you don't need exactly the same material for a simple, self-crocheted shopping net as for a clever crochet shoulder bag. But a few basics are the same for all crochet bag patterns. In addition to the crochet yarn and the crochet hook, there are a few other materials and aids that you can use. Here is a small overview of what you need:

  • Crochet yarns in the colors you like.
  • Other materials, such as buttons for closing or buckles for adjusting.
  • Crochet hook in the size matching the crochet yarn.
  • A wool or darning needle so you can sew the ends of the thread.
  • A pair of scissors to cut the threads.
  • Other tools such as a round marker to mark the beginning of your round.

Crocheting a round bag

The round, self-crocheted bag has either only a round bottom or impresses with its overall round design. In any case you should use the magic ring for this project. The magic ring is not difficult and has the advantage that you can tighten it after the first round. This way there is no hole in the middle of your crochet circle. The round marker has also proven to be a useful tool for crocheting a round bag. With this little helper, you can mark the beginning of your round and save yourself from having to count the number of stitches all the time. You can either buy a marker or use a safety pin, a paper clip or a piece of yarn in a different color instead.

Crocheting a bag with bottom

To crochet the bottom for a bag, you will cast on a foundation chain. This chain is then crocheted round and round in a circle. This means that you crochet the first round, as usual, with single (UK: double) crochet stitches to the end of the foundation chain. However, you do not turn your work around there, but crochet back on the underside of the chain stitches. You continue in a circle until your bag bottom has reached the desired size. To prevent the bottom from deforming, increase the number of stitches in the curves, at the narrow end, by the same amount in each case. If the bottom of the bag is big enough, finish the increases, but crochet a few more rounds. In this way, the bottom of the bag you have crocheted yourself gets a small border pointing upwards.

Crocheting a bag from textile yarn

Because the yarn is quite thick, you have to be careful not to make your crochet bag made from textile yarn too heavy. On the other hand, you can be happy that your crochet work is growing quite fast and therefore the bag will be ready soon. You can't make a delicate, filigree pattern with textile yarn, but the crocheted Zpagetti bag is particularly sturdy for that matter. For the textile yarn you need a crochet hook in a very large size, so that it is easy for you to work and you do not accidentally prick the yarn with a hook that is too small. Try crocheting a bit looser so that the finished bag is not too stiff. You can buy textile yarn to crochet your bag in many different colors. Or you can make the yarn yourself from old, worn-out T-shirts.

Crocheting and felting a bag

If you want to crochet a bag and then felt it, you will need a special wool, namely felting wool. Felting wool always consists of animal hair and is untreated. There is a difference between felting wool as a non-woven fleece or as a wool roving and felting wool for knitting or crocheting. The felting wool as fleece is not suitable for your project, as it has not been turned into a thread. Once you have finished your bag with the appropriate wool, you can simply use your washing machine to felt it afterwards. Keep in mind that when you felt your crocheted bag, it gets a whole lot smaller, between 30 and 40 percent. When drying, it is best to stuff your crocheted and felted bag evenly to give it a nice shape.

Crocheting a bag from plastic bags

Crocheting a bag from plastic bags sounds a bit absurd at first. But that's by no means what it is. After all, a purse always looks prettier than a plastic bag. And you've also recycled a lot of plastic waste in this way. In order to crochet with a plastic bag, you first have to cut it open so that you get a long strip. To then crochet, use a thick needle, similar to when crocheting with textile yarn. In addition, the thinner the plastic bag or the narrower your cut strip, the finer your "crochet thread" will be. To crochet a bag out of plastic bags, you can use both single (UK: double) and double (UK: treble) crochet stitches. However, a delicate pattern cannot be made.

Crocheting a shopping net

Crocheting the simple shopping net is a perfect beginner's project. Because it can be made with little skill. If you know chain stitches and single (UK: double) crochet stitches, the practical pouch can already be made. To make sure that even the simple shopping net doesn't look boring, you can choose a gradient yarn for crocheting. In this way, a cheerfully colorful design is automatically created. If you are already a bit more experienced, the crocheted shopping net can also be designed in a sophisticated and extravagant way. You can add a stable bottom to it. And you have the possibility to show your crochet art with fantastic, filigree hole patterns.

Crocheting a knot bag

The idea for the knot bag comes from Japan. It does not need a clasp. Because the crocheted knot bag has a long and a short strap. To close the bag, pull the long strap through the short one. You can use a small knot bag as a storage bag for your balls of wool or as a toiletry bag. If you crochet the Japanese bag slightly larger, it will serve your children as a gym bag for school. And if you crochet a really spacious knot bag, you can of course use it as a shoulder bag on your next shopping spree. After all, you can conveniently put the big strap over your shoulder.

Crocheting a diaper bag

Because a diaper bag only consists of rectangles of different sizes, it is easy to handle even for beginners. It can even be used to try out different crochet patterns. Because if you make each rectangle in a different pattern, even a monochrome diaper bag will look interesting and fancy. If you're a crochet newbie, you should at least be able to crochet chain stitches and either single (UK: double) or double (UK: treble) stitches in order to crochet a diaper bag. As an advanced crochet chick you can of course make your project in a great waffle pattern, a shell pattern or a flower pattern. You can process yarn leftovers for the self-crocheted diaper bag and make them in a patchwork look from many small granny squares.

Crocheting a shoulder bag

The shoulder bag is a fashion accessory that every woman will surely have hanging at least once on her coat rack. After all, the shoulder bag can be used in many different ways. A small, self-crocheted shoulder bag contains at least your wallet, key ring and mobile phone. In a larger bag you can store other utensils, such as the make-up bag, a notepad and a pen and a few tissues. And if you make your shoulder bag even more roomy, you'll even have room for a few extra groceries. Of course, when crocheting a shoulder bag, you're not tied to a specific model either. Whether square or round, bulbous or flat, the self-crocheted bag is always a great fashion accessory that attracts attention.

Crochet techniques for bags

Especially when crocheting bags, there are many different possibilities open to you. For an extravagant design you don't necessarily have to master a difficult pattern. After all, the shape and color of the crocheted bag are also important. Even as an absolute crochet beginner, you can dare to tackle the bag project. However, the patterns for crocheting bags require the basic techniques. If you are using a crochet hook for the first time, you can teach yourself the basics using our free crochet encyclopedia. In detail, you will need the following techniques to crochet a bag:

  • If you want to make a round bag, you should be able to cast-on a thread ring (= magic ring).
  • You will definitely need chain stitches for your bag project.
  • You also need single (UK: double) crochet stitches.
  • And you can't do without slip stitches either.
  • Many crochet bags also use half double (UK: treble), double (UK: treble) or treble (UK: double-treble) crochet stitches.
  • Sometimes you have to be able to increase stitches.
  • And also, the decreasing of crochet stitches is asked with some designs.
  • In addition to crocheting, it is also essential that you can sew a thread and
  • possibly sew individual parts together.

Help when crocheting bags – we are here for you!

Sometimes, despite clear instructions, general questions arise which you need a solution for. In this case, we have put together a help page where many frequently asked questions are answered in a way that is easy to understand. If you have a specific problem with some patterns for crocheting a bag, you can either contact the seller directly. Or you can contact the large community of enthusiastic crocheters in our forum. There, you will always find someone who will be happy to help you with their advice. If you're interested in tips and tricks for crocheting a bag, then check out our YouTube channel. All videos are up to date and will be updated regularly. This way, you will always discover interesting new things. If you have your own creative idea for crocheting a bag, we would be happy to receive your message on our Facebook page. You are very welcome there.

Selling crochet patterns for crocheted bags

Maybe you have already designed a bag yourself as an avid crochet enthusiast. Then you can even earn a little money with your crochet bag pattern. All you have to do is summarize the individual steps in an easy-to-understand text. Then you illustrate your work with a few descriptive photos and already you can publish your tutorial with us. What other things you have to pay attention to and how the upload works, you can read in our guide to selling patterns.

Did you know that we are not a pure crochet portal? Also, for passionate knitters, enthusiastic seamstresses and avid hobby DIYers, we have separate sections with lots of great patterns and guides. Feel free to rummage about a little! It's worth exploring our different categories!