Have you ever made a crochet flap bag? In full disclosure, I have never. This is my first crochet flap bag design and I am loving it.
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I am one of those people who like bags but hardly buy them. I could admire them from afar or through window shopping but when it comes time to put money down, I just chicken out. Honestly, I do not know why.
However, when it comes to crocheting bags, I’m up for it. This crochet bag pattern is part of the Summer Quickies Crochet-Along hosted by Marie of UndergroundCrafter. You will find patterns from 10 superb designers that you can make this summer.
This crochet shoulder bag is the fourth pattern in the crochet-along. It is pretty easy to make, it uses three stitches, half double crochet mainly, puff stitch for the lower half of the front flap and single crochet for the edges and handle. The edging and handle are made in one piece.
This puff stitch bag pairs nicely with casual garments. For me, I will be using it a lot when I go out for walks. It is a comfortable way to hold a book and a phone. Or I could just give them to our boys since they like them already.
PUFF STITCH CROCHET FLAP BAG- FREE PATTERN
Finished Size: 6 inches wide/ 7.2 inches tall (without handle)
- This pattern uses Worsted Weight, medium 4 Cotton yarn. The one used here is DROPS Paris 50g/75mtrs. MC- 150mtrs, CC- 75mtrs
- 4mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
- HDC- half double crochet
- SC- single crochet
- CH- chain
- Puff st
Puff st- (yarn over, go into stitch, yarn over, pull out a loop) twice, yarn over pull through all loop on hook, ch 1.
- The Pattern uses U.S terms
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Round 1: with MC, FHDC 21, 3HDC in last st, HDC in 19, 3HDC in last st. Join to 1st st. Ch 1 turn
Round 2: 2HDC in 1st st, 2HDC each into next 2 sts. HDC in 19 sts. 2HDC each into next 4 sts. HDC in 19 sts, 2HDC in last st. Join to 1st st. Ch 1, turn
Round 3: HDC into each st around. Join to 1st st. Ch 1 turn
Rounds 4-24: repeat round 3
FRONT FLAP- starting from the last st, mark points of joining across 25 sts.
Row 1: Join yarn in st, HDC in 1st st and across. Ch1 turn
Row 2: HDC across, Ch 1 turn.
Rows 3-12: repeat row 2, end last st with CC, turn
Row 13: Ch 2, puff st in 1st st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, puff st in next. Repeat from * across, make puff st in last st, end puff st with MC. Turn
Row 14: Ch 3, puff st in 1st ch 1 space, *ch 1, puff st in next ch 1. Repeat from * across, ch 1, HDC in last st (puff st) with CC. Turn
Row 15- Ch 2, puff st in 1st st, *ch 1, puff st in ch 1. Repeat from * across, make puff st in last st, end puff st with MC. Turn
Rows 16-23: repeat rows 14&15
Row 24: Ch 3, puff st in 1st ch 1 space, *ch 1, puff st in next ch 1. Repeat from * across, ch 1, HDC in last st (puff st). Snip yarn, weave in tails.
EDGING AND HANDLE
With RS facing up, join yarn in last st row on front flap
Ch 2, SC in first st row, *ch 1, SC in next st row, repeat from * across, ch 1, skip last st row, sl st in bottom of last st row (same place you began the 1st row of front flap), sl st in next st.
Chain 155, sl st in bottom last st row (same place you began the 1st row of front flap), sl st in next st, turn
SC into each chain, sl st in next bottom st, sl st in next st, turn
SC into each st across, sl st in next bottom st, turn sl st in previous 2 sts (same sts where you made the 2 previous sl sts)
Now working on the opposite side of the front flap,
Ch 1, skp 1st st row, *SC in next, Ch 1, repeat from * across. Snip yarn weave in tails.
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