Stylish and easy, this Japanese crochet knot bag will steal your heart!
I have something different for you today. Are you in need of a crochet bag pattern? How would you feel about making your very own crochet project bag?
This crochet mini bag can host your smaller projects while on the go or can come with you as a small handbag to carry the essentials on a date night.
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It’s the perfect size for carrying around a skein of yarn for a small project or your cell phone, wallet, and keys while you are out.
It has a simple and stylish look with knit-look stitches, while it’s all crochet. Yes, crochet! I cannot stress out enough how much in love I am with these knit-looking stitches. They look so clean!
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I actually have a thing about crochet stitches that look knit and you can see my other projects with crochet stitches that look knitted.
My favorite one is my adorable crochet pumpkins, but the Rustic Tea Towels is a close second. Oh, and don’t forget to take a look at the Aberdeen shawl. A huge chunky shawl that no one knows it’s crochet.
But, let’s get back to our little crochet knot bag.
The yarn I used for my knot bag is a personal favorite. It’s the La Mia Natural wool, from Hobium yarns. A 100% wool yarn that is softer than most acrylics.
I have used this yarn in the past to make my Forest Fairy hood and my York sweater, and I really love it!
But really, all you are going to need is approximately 220 yards (200 m) of any worsted yarn. It can be wool or acrylic, depending on your preferences.
They both have a nice structure and the bag will hold well.
Yarn: weight #4 worsted
Crochet hook: US J/6.0 mm
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows in pattern
Yardage: approximately 220 yards (200 m)
Dimensions: 9″ x 7.75″ (23×20 cm) without the handles
Big handle: 16″ (40 cm)
Small handle: 8″ (20 cm) long
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
sl st: slip stitch
hdc: half double crochet
bb: back bumps
blo: back loop only
– All my patterns are written in Standard US terms.
– Keep your slip stitches loose while crocheting.
– You may want to place a stitch marker in the last sl st of the row when you are making the handles, just before the hdc sts begin.
Japanese knot bag free crochet pattern
R1 (RS): ch 101, sl st in bb in second chain from hook and in next 35 sts, hdc in next 64 sts, ch 1, turn (100)
R2 (WS): sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (100)
R3-4: repeat R2
R5: sl st in blo in next 36 sts, hdc in blo in all remaning sts across, ch 1, turn
R6-8: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn
R9-16: repeat R5-8 two times
R17: sl st in blo in 36 sts, hdc in blo in all sts across, ch 1, turn (100)
R18-20: sl st in blo in next 64 sts (all the hdc sts), ch 1, turn (64)
R21: hdc in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (64)
R22-24: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (64)
R25-27: repeat R21-23 once
R28: sl st in blo in each st across, ch 69, turn
R29: sl st in blo in next 68 sts, hdc in blo all sts across, ch 1, turn (132)
R30-32: sl st in blo in each st across (132)
R33-44: repeat R29-32 three times (132)
R45: sl st in blo in next 68 sts, hdc in blo all sts across (132)
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Remove the hook and cut the yarn by leaving a long tail. Turn the bag on the wrong side. Place the hook on the loop again.
You are going to sew the sides with slip stitches by inserting your hook on the back loop of the first layer and the front loop of the second layer.
Repeat the same for the other side by attaching new yarn. Your seams will look like the photo below when you are done.
Now it’s time to sew the handles on the other side of the bag.
That’s it! You are done! FO and weave in all ends. Enjoy your new bag.
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