Here is a sturdy little Crochet Book Bag Pattern to make for the kids or for yourself if you are a library-goer.
I’ve used Double Crochet as the main stitch for the bag and Half Double Crochet for the strap.
I’ve taken two different colored skeins/balls of yarn and crocheted them together to get the thickness needed to protect your books.
And two skeins/balls of the same color to make the handle to give it some sturdiness.
Stitches and Terms
This pattern is using U.S. stitches and terms. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc post = the main body of a double crochet stitch; the long length of the stitch
hdc = half double crochet
hk = hook
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
tch = turning chain
Panda Magnum New Soft 8 ply Yarn (colors: orange and tan). You will need 1 skein/ball of the 1st color and two skeins/balls of a 2nd color. My skeins/balls were 100gm each. You won’t use them all up with this project; you will have some left over.
Substitute Yarns = Sports Weight Yarn, DK or any 8 ply
29cm long x 27cm wide
Using 2 different colored skeins/balls of yarn together, ch 32.
Row 1: 1 dc into 4th ch from hk and into each ch across row to the end, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc into 2nd dc, 1 dc into each dc across row to the end; working last dc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Rows 3 – 42: Repeat Row 2. Don’t finish off at end of Row 42.
To Make up
Fold work in half length ways and you will now be working down the side that the yarn is still attached to, sl st into 3rd ch of tch, 2 sl st into side of each dc post and continue down the side until the end, finish off.
Attach yarn to other side of bag and work the same as above down the side, finish off.
Using two skeins/balls of yarn in the 2nd color together, ch 8.
Row 1: 1 hdc into 3rd ch from hk, 1 hdc into each of next 2 ch sts, ch 1, 1 hdc into each of next 3 ch sts, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc into 2nd hdc, 1 hdc into next hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc into each of the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc into top of tch, turn.
Rows 3 – 49: Repeat Row 2. (If you want handle longer then keep repeating row 2 until the length is what you want it to be.)
Finish off; leaving 15cm end thread. Sew ends of handle to both ends at the top inside of the bag with yarn needle; the 3 hdc sts at the end of the straps are to match up with 3 dc sts on each side of side seams.
Sew yarn tails in with a yarn needle.
All the best,
Hooked Bags presents 20 easy crochet projects for bags of many sizes, shapes and styles such as the bucket, saddlebag, hobo, clutch, drawstring and amulet. The designs have unique looks featuring novelty and cotton yarns, original straps, closures and embellishments like beading, flowers and fringe. For beginners, the illustrated basics section teaches you the stitches. Unusual features of the book include alternative instructions for left-handed crocheters, creative bag linings and a handy ruler.
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