Level of skill Required:
Knowledge on how to crochet single crochet and slip stitch is required for this pattern.
- Crochet Hook size 5mm
- Macramé/ Rope or t-shirt yarn or any other bulky yarn that is about 3mm thick
- Meters used – `100 meters /109 Yards
- 2 magnetic snaps
- Sewing needle and sewing thread
- 6 Stitch markers
- 1 metal ring
- Tapestry needle
One size bag
Finished bag measurements
13cm height and 19.5cm width
Crochet Terms in US Terminology
- rep – repeat (do it again)
- st (s) – stitch(es)
- ** – means do what is written in-between the asterisks (for example rep** , means repeat what is written in between the asterisks)
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc –single crochet
- You are going to work in rows.
- The chain 1 at the end of each row is a turning chain therefore it does not count as a stitch
- The number in the brackets at the end of each instruction is the total number of stitches for that row.
The bag is made in 4 steps
- Step 1 – the large piece
- Step 2 – the small side panels
- Step 3 – joining the sides and inserting the magnetic snaps
- Step 4 – the handle
Step 1- The large piece
Foundation row: ch 40. sc 1 in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook . Sc 1 the rest of the chains (in the back bump) until the row is done. Chain 1 and turn (39)
Row 2: Sc 1 in the first st, sc 1 in each of the following sts until the row is done, chain 1 and turn (39)
From row 3 to row 20: Repeat row 2
Step 2 – The Side panel
Row 1: ch 9, sc 1 in the back bump of the 2nd chain from the hook. Sc 1 the rest of the chains (in the back bump) until all the chains are done. Chain 1 and turn (8)
Row 2: Sc 1 in the first st, sc 1 in each of the following sts until the row is done, chain 1 and turn (8)
Row 3: Sc 1 in the first st and mark with a st marker, sc 1 in each of the following sts, at the end of row 3 continue crocheting along the edges of your work until you are back at the starting point where you marked earlier on. At each corner put 2 sc.
This row becomes round 3
Round 4: sc 1 in the 1st st, continue with 1sc in the following stitches until you are back at the starting point. At each corner put 2 sc.
After finishing round 4, leave a tail of yarn to be used later on to join the pieces (about 50 cm). Count sts beginning from the last st and put a marker in the 5th st. So you should have two st markers, the one marking the first st and this one you just put.
Crochet the second side
Repeat what you did with the first side above
Step 3: Joining the side panels
Part 1; Take the large piece and fold it into 3 as shown below.
Open the overlapping side and remain with one side folded.
Take one side panel, align stitches of the side panel to the large piece beginning in the marked stitch of the side panel and stopping in the other marked st on the side panel (22 stitches from the small side to the large side, the small side should remain with 4 stitches at the top) as shown below and put st markers to hold both pieces in place.
Take the tail of yarn left on the side panel and use that for joining.
Part 2: Join the two sides with slip st by Inserting hook in the front loop of the side panel and inserting again in the back loop of the large piece. Join the following sts with slip st until you are at the st marker marking the last st to be joined. Take note that the slip stitch only show on the side panel and not the large piece. After joining, cut and fasten off the ends.
Repeat part 1 and part 2 to join the second side panel.
Attaching the magnetic snaps
Go on and attach the magnetic snaps, one on each end as shown below.
Attach the other corresponding pairs of the magnetic snaps on the overlapping side ensuring that they are well aligned.
Take the small metal ring and attach it at the centre on top of the overlapping side using a tapestry needle as shown.
Step 4- The Handles
Mark at the top of the bag where you want to attach the handle as shown below.
Leave a tail of yarn (for joining), make a slip knot and chain 100 or to your desired length, at the end leave a tail again for joining and cut the yarn. Take yarn leave a tail and crochet slip stitch along the chain, leave a tail again at the end and cut the yarn. You should have two tails at each end of the handle. Use these tails to join the handle to the bag.
- Cut and fasten off all the other ends to finish the bag
- Your bag is complete