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Easy crochet bag pattern – Perfect for summer

Easy crochet bag pattern for your summer adventures.

Have you ever had a favorite accessory? A piece you simply can’t live without? This crochet bag is going to be the next best thing you are going to make.

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Easy crochet bag free pattern! The Natural Nomad will keep company in all your summer adventures.

From trips to the beach, to the local farmer's market or the nearest shopping mall.

Lightweight but with lots of endurance.

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The Natural Nomad is perfect for warm weather and is lightweight, but at the same time, this crochet tote bag can hold lots of weight due to the nature of its stitches.

It’s made out of worsted-weight cotton yarn, from the bottom up, with large handles. I loved the shape and the little spiral that is created at the bottom.

This beautiful shape is because of the increases that are stacked on top of each other, always at the last increased stitch.

This means that I didn’t use the method for perfect circles as mentioned in this blog post.

What it also means is that you don’t have to count your stitches. If you keep an eye on the increases you‘ll know where to place the increase for the round you are working on.

If you choose not to count, though, every time you finish a round, make a quick check to see if you made all your increases.

crochet bag pattern

When you are done with the increased rounds you will just crochet straight to achieve the correct, then make the handles and you are done! All in one piece with no sewing or seaming involved.

In the end, you will only have a couple of ends to weave in. Especially if you used the double knot technique to join your skeins together.

crochet mesh bag pattern

Although you can’t really tell from the photos it’s a kind of a crochet mesh bag with chains in between the double crochets. Thus it would be perfect as a shopping bag.

I believe the front post double crochet stitch creates a beautiful pattern on the inside, too. Don’t you agree?

crochet shopping bag

What yarn to use for a crochet summer bag?

Cotton, linen, or a blend of those two are always perfect for summer projects. If you can get your hands on some hemp yarn it will make your crochet bag even sturdier and it’ll reduce the stretching over time.

I believe that the front post stitches that you’ll use for this pattern help to reduce stretching. They are quite sturdy stitches and the chain 1 in between just helps them expand and make room without stretching the actual stitches.

easy crochet tote bag pattern

As I mentioned the yarn I used is worsted weight but a bit on the lighter side. It’s the Pima Cotton from We Are Knitters, and I love how soft it is. Any DK/worsted yarn will do for this bag. Just check your gauge as it is mentioned below, if you don’t want to end up with a bag much larger/smaller than you intend to.

More crochet bag patterns you may like:

In order of appearance: Japanese knot bag, Ava bag, crochet market bag.

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Materials

Yarn: Worsted weight #4, We Are Knitters, The Cotton, approximately 635 yds (580 m)
Crochet hook: US G/4.0 mm
Scissors

Gauge: 6 rounds in pattern are 4” (10 cm)

Pattern for gauge:

Start with your preferred yarn and crochet hook the pattern below and make the first 6 rounds. Stop and measure your work. If it’s close to 4” (10 cm) you are good to proceed with the rest of the pattern. If the piece is much larger or smaller than 4”, adjust your crochet hook or yarn accordingly.

crochet tote bag

Dimensions: 14” x16” (35.5 x 41 cm) laid flat, without the handles. The handles are approximately 8” (20 cm) long.

Notes

– All my patterns are written in Standard US terms.
– The chain 2 at the end of each round does not count as a stitch.

Abbreviations

R: round
MR: magic ring
dc: double crochet
ch(s): chain(s)
fpdc: front post double crochet
st(s): stitch(es)

crochet bag pattern

Easy crochet bag free pattern

R1: MR, 12 dc in ring, join in circle, ch 2 (12)
R2: * fpdc, ch 1 *, repeat in each st around, join, ch 2 (24)
R3: (fpdc, ch 1) in first st, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st, join, ch 2 (36)
R4: * (fpdc, ch 1) in two stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (48)
R5: * (fpdc, ch 1) in three stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (60)
R6: * (fpdc, ch 1) in four stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (72
R7: * (fpdc, ch 1) in five stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (84)
R8: * (fpdc, ch 1) in six stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (96)
R9: * (fpdc, ch 1) in seven stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (108)
R10: * (fpdc, ch 1) in eight stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (120)
R11: * (fpdc, ch 1) in nine stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (132)
R12: * (fpdc, ch 1) in ten stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (144)
R13: * (fpdc, ch 1) in eleven stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (156)
R14: * (fpdc, ch 1) in twelve stitches, (fpdc, ch 1) x2 in next st * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 2 (168)
R15-49: * fpdc, ch 1 * in each st around, join, ch 2 (168) In the last round ch 1 instead of ch 2.
R50: sc in each st around, join, ch 2 (168)
R51: * sc 2, dec * repeat from * to * around, join, ch 1 (126)
R52: sc 20, ch 70, sk 23, sc 40, ch 70, sk 23, sc 20 (220)
R53-56: sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (220) FO

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That’s it! Weave in all your ends and enjoy your new crochet bag. Have a great summer!

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