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Free Crochet Bag Patterns: 3 Everyday Bags You Need to Crochet Right Now!

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Cross Stitch Tote
Dragonfly Beach Tote
Round Mesh Market Bag

Cross Stitch Tote

By Roseanna Beck

 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 14 ½” wide by 17 ½” long (without strap)

Gauge: Rows 4-7 = 3”; sc, 5 dc, sc, 5 dc, sc = 3 ½”

MATERIALS

Medium weight yarnYarnRed Heart With Love (100% acrylic; 370 yards [338 meters]/198 grams): #1701 Hot Pink (A, 1 skein), #1303 Aran (B, 1 skein)
Hooks: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

SPECIAL STITCHES

Cross-stitch (cross-st): Dc in space after next sc on row before last, ch 1, dc in space before same sc.

PATTERN

Sides (Make 2, measures 14 ½” wide x 17 ½” long)

Row 1 (RS): With A ch 50, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 2 chs, 5 dcs in next ch, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn and fasten off.
Row 2: Join B with a sl st in first stitch, ch 2, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in center st of 5 dc group, ch 1, [working on next sc on last row, cross-st, ch 1, sc in center st of next 5 dc group, ch 1] across, 2 dcs in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dcs in same stitch, sc in next sc, [5 dcs in ch 1 space of cross-st, sc in next sc] across, 3 dcs in 3rd ch of beginning ch 2, turn and fasten off.
Row 4: Join A with a sc in first stitch, ch 1, cross-st, ch 1, [sc in center st of 5 dc group, ch 1, cross-st, ch 1] across, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, 5 dcs in ch space of cross-st, [sc in next sc, 5 dcs in ch 1 space of cross-st] across, sc in last stitch, turn and fasten off.
Row 6: Join B with a sl st in first stitch, ch 2, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in center st of 5 dc group, ch 1, [cross-st, ch 1, sc in center st of 5 dc group, ch 1] across, 2 dcs in last stitch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dcs in same stitch, sc in next sc, [5 dcs in ch 1 space of cross-st, sc in next sc] across, 3 dcs in 3rd ch of beginning ch 2, turn and fasten off.
Continue pattern repeating Rows 4-7 for a total of 33 rows.

Strap (Make 2, measures 2” wide x 17” long)

Row 1 (RS): With A ch 62, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 2 chs, 5 dcs in next ch, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch] across, fasten off and turn.
Row 2: Join B with a sl st in first stitch, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, sc in center st of 5 dc group, ch 1, [working on next sc on last row, cross-st, ch 1, sc in center st of next 5 dc group, ch 1] across, 2 dcs in last stitch, fasten off and turn.
Row 3: Join A with a sl st in first stitch, ch 2, 2 dcs in same stitch, sc in next sc, [5 dcs in ch 1 space of cross-st, sc in next sc] across, 3 dcs in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3, fasten off.
Sew one strap to each side.

Joining

With wrong sides facing and aran whipstitch sides together matching colors as you sew. With hot pink whip stitch bottom edges together.

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Dragonfly Beach Tote

by Janaya Chouinard

Skill Level:   Easy

Finished Size:   18″ wide by 15″ tall (not including handles)

Gauge in SC:  14.5 stitches and 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Medium weight yarnYarn:   Red Heart Soft yarn

  • Color A = White – 226 yards (125 gm)
  • Color B = Coral – 67 yards (37 gm)
  • Color C = Honey – 67 yards (37 gm)
  • Color D = Guacamole – 67 yards (37 gm)
  • Color E = Deep Sea – 67 yards (37 gm)
  • Color F = Lavender – 67 yards (37 gm)

Notions: 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge, yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:  ch = chain, sl = slip, st = stitch, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet

Special Stitches

Modified Puff Stitch (puff st): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops left on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Split SC (HDC): Working a split stitch means that you will be working into the center “V” of the stitch below, not into the top loops.

Pattern Notes

  • The beginning chain of the round does not count as a stitch
  • The first stitch of each round is made in the same stitch as the beginning chain
  • The end of each round is joined by slip stitching in the first stitch of the round, not the beginning chain

Pattern

With Color A:

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 65, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain and in each chain to end, make 3 sc in last chain. Working the other side of the chain: sc in each chain to end, make 2 sc in the same chain as beginning sc, sl st to join in first sc (130)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc and turn your work (130)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, make a puff st in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, make a puff st in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first sc and turn (130)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc and turn (130)

Round 5: Ch 1, make a puff st in first stitch, sc in next stitch, *make a puff st in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first puff st and turn (130)

Round 6: Repeat Round 2

Round 7: Repeat Round 3

Round 8: Repeat Round 4 and fasten off.

With right side facing, join Color B in the *first* stitch of the previous round.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc (130)

Round 10: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 5 stitches, *ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next 12 stitches*, repeat between * to end (the last set will end with 6 dc stitches instead of 12), sl st to join in top of first dc (120 dc, 10 ch-1 spaces)

Round 11: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 stitches, *ch 3, skip 3 stitches, sc in ch-1 space of previous round, ch 3, skip 3 stitches, dc in next 6 stitches*, repeat between * to end (the last set will end with 3 dc stitches instead of 6), sl st to join in first dc (60 dc, 10 sc, 20 ch-3 spaces)

Round 12: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next stitch, *ch 4, skip next dc, work a split sc into the sc stitch from the previous round, ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end (the last set will end with 2 dc stitches instead of 4), sl st to join in first dc (40 dc, 10 sc, 20 ch-4 spaces)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in first 2 stitches, *make 4 sc in the ch-4 space, work a split hdc into the sc from the previous round, make 4 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in next 4 stitches*, repeat between * to end (the last set will end with 2 sc stitches instead of 4), sl st to join in first sc (130 sc)

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc and fasten off. (130)

Join Color C in the *second* stitch of the previous round. (If you are only working with one color, sl st into the second stitch to move the starting position.)

Round 15 – 20: Repeat Rounds 9 through 14

Join Color D in the *second* stitch of the previous round. (If you are only working with one color, sl st into the second stitch to move the starting position.)

Round 21 – 26: Repeat Rounds 9 through 14

Join Color E in the *second* stitch of the previous round. (If you are only working with one color, sl st into the second stitch to move the starting position.)

Round 27 – 32: Repeat Rounds 9 through 14

Join Color F in the *second* stitch of the previous round. (If you are only working with one color, sl st into the second stitch to move the starting position.)

Round 33 – 38: Repeat Rounds 9 through 14

With right side facing, join Color A in the *first* stitch of the previous round.

Round 39: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc and turn your work (130)

Round 40: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, make a puff st in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, make a puff st in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first sc and turn (130)

Round 41: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join in first sc and turn (130)

Round 42: Ch 1, make a puff st in first stitch, sc in next stitch, *make a puff st in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat between * back to start, sl st to join in first puff st and turn (130)

Round 43: Repeat Round 39

Round 44: Repeat Round 40

Round 45: Repeat Round 41 and fasten off.

Handles

You will first need to place 4 stitch markers. Begin counting from the first stitch of the last round: place marker A in the 17th stitch. Place marker B in the 46th stitch. Place marker C in the 83rd stitch. Place marker D in the 112th stitch.

Handle #1 – Use Color A for both handles.

Row 1: Join with a sl st in the first marked stitch (A), chain 75; being careful not to twist the chain, join with a sl st in marked stitch B, sl st into the next stitch and turn (75 ch)

Row 2: Working into back bumps of the foundation chain, sc in each chain back to start, sl st into the next st on the bag, sl st into the next stitch again and turn (75 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch across, sl st into the next st on the bag, sl st into the next stitch again and turn (75)

Row 4 – 5: Repeat Row 3

Fasten off.

Handle #2

Row 1: Join with a sl st in marked stitch C, chain 75; being careful not to twist the chain, join with a sl st in marked stitch D, sl st into the next stitch and turn (75 ch)

Row 2: Working into back bumps of the foundation chain, sc in each chain back to start, sl st into the next st on the bag, sl st into the next stitch again and turn (75 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch across, sl st into the next st on the bag, sl st into the next stitch again and turn (75)

Row 4-5: Repeat Row 3

Round 6: Ch 1, make 1 sc in each stitch around the top of the bag and handles, sl st to join in first sc and fasten off.

Finishing

To finish the inside edge of Handle # 1, join in any stitch on the handle foundation chain and evenly sc around, sl st to join in the first sc and fasten off. Repeat for Handle #2. Weave in all ends.

Optional: Working in the space between the rows of the handles, sl st across each handle using one accent color per row. Begin and end each row of sl sts in the top of the last puff stitch round on the bag.

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Round Mesh Market Bag

by Janaya Chouinard

Skill Level:   Easy

Size:   Approx. 12″ x 12″ un-stretched, not including handles.

Gauge in DC:  12 stitches and 7 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Medium weight yarnYarn:  Worsted weight cotton yarn – I used approx. 285 yards of Knit Picks Dishie cotton

Notions:  6.0 mm ( J / 10) crochet hook, yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:  ch = chain, sl = slip, st(s) = stitch(es), sk = skip, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • The project can be started with a Magic Ring or with the instructions given in Round 1.
  • The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • Each round is started in the same stitch as your beginning chain.
  • The end of each round is joined by slip stitching in the first stitch of the round, not the beginning chain, unless otherwise directed.

Pattern

Round 1: Ch 3, make 12 dc into the first chain made, sl st to join in top of first dc (12)
Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in each stitch around, join (24)
Round 3: Ch 2, in first stitch make *2 dc, dc in next stitch*, repeat around, join (36)
Round 4: Ch 2, in first stitch make *2 dc, dc in next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join (48)
Round 5: Ch 2, in first stitch make *2 dc, dc in next 3 stitches*, repeat around, join (60)
Round 6: Ch 2, in first stitch make *2 dc, dc in next 4 stitches*, repeat around, join (72)
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join (72)
Round 8: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sk 1 stitch, *dc in next stitch, ch 2, sk 1 stitch*, repeat between * to end, join in second starting chain (36 dc)
Round 9: Ch 1, sl st into the first ch-2 space, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sk 1 stitch, *dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2*, repeat between * to end, join in second starting chain (36 dc)
Round 10-22: Repeat Round 9
Round 23: Ch 1, make 2 sc in each ch-2 space around, join in first sc (72)
Round 24 – 27: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (72)
Do not fasten off; continue with handle instructions below.

First Handle

If longer handles are preferred, adjust the number of beginning chains.

Row 1: Ch 45, sk 14 stitches, sl st in next 2 stitches, turn
Row 2: Make 1 sc in each ch back to start, sl st in the next two stitches on the body of the bag, turn (45 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in each stitch across the handle, sl st in the next two stitches on the body of the bag, turn (45 sc)
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Row 5: Make 1 sc in each stitch across the handle, sl st in the next stitch on the body of the bag, fasten off (45 sc)

Second Handle

Count 17 stitches to the left of the first handle and join in that 17th stitch. Repeat the instructions for the first handle but do not fasten off. Make 1 sc in each stitch around the top of the bag and the handles. Fasten off. If preferred you can also sc around the inside edge of each handle as shown in the photos. Weave in all ends.

 

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Comments
    • Lorna W.

      Thank you for these beautiful patterns, you are very kind, kindest regards from N lreland

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  • Margaret B.

    Thank you for the patterns, I’m just trying to get back into crochet, hopefully the Dragon fly will help.

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  • Reader L.

    I just love the dragon fly. It is super easy and just beautiful. I have made items for several friends using it. Thank you!

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    Getting free patterns is great! Plenty of yarn and now I know what to us it for!! Thank you

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  • I’m so excited to try these patterns. PDF opened in WORD and downloaded with no problems on my phone. The documents is clear, easy to understand and extremely informative with lots of pictures. Great job all the way around! Thank you for the easy patterns! It’s encouraging to be able to create beautiful pieces without having to be complicated!!
    Happy Crocheting to All!

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  • I have done several pieces with the dragonfly pattern. It makes a lovely bag, beautiful afghan, and a sweet baby blanket. I love it.

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  • Evereader A.

    Thank you so very much for these lovely patterns. Every detail of design and instruction is wonderfully clear.
    Cheers, Eve

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    Thank you. My 12 year old twin granddaughters love crocheting.Question: Why is it shown above “logged in as caroll60?” Odd.

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  • Maggie C.

    Thank you so much for these patterns and the instructions 🙂 I can’t wait to get started! The Dragonfly Tote is a real Eye Catcher 🙂 Also, I was able to download in Firefox with no problem. (That was the only browser I tried since I was in there already; sometimes the browsers want you to use certain plug-ins and add-ons to download anything.)

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    So happy to have received this in PDF form. Thank you so much. I love “I Love Crochet”

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  • Christine L.

    Love all of these and can’t wait to get started!! Thank You

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  • Beatrice D.

    Really like the look of that dragonfly one, will make a lovely gift for my sister…

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  • Maria M.

    Thank you for these amazing patterns. I look forward to making all three & gift them to friends & family & myself. God bless your giftedness

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  • Claribell E.

    Wonderful pattern. Easy and fun to make. Thank you for doing this.

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  • Jackie D.

    Thanks for the patterns, I don’t know which item I like best, but I am certainly going to give them a try. I am interested in baby blankets and I need to start with easy ones.
    As I am new at crocheting, I will need a lot of help, do you have any suggests. as to what directions I should follow.
    Thanks

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  • Jimie B.

    I love doing the totes all patterns and colors it makes a wonderful gift for any occasion. I also do totes with the plastic grocery bags. I have tons of them saved and they make really neat totes and are strong don’t stretch or tear. thanks so much for the patterns will get busy and make Christmas gifts.

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  • Onboarded U.

    ? I am sorta new but when it comes to the handle : I know you do the chain but then it says make 75 chains now I am confused ,can you explain better is that 75 go to the 14 stitch an go up and down till you get what you say or what
    Lucy

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  • Darlene H.

    I made a poncho with dragon flies and everyone loved it . So nice to see in a tote. My next project to use pattern for a scarf from Cross Stitch Tote pattern. Will make the bad too.

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  • Jan A.

    Thank you for your generosity. Am looking forward to making some baby blankets.

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  • Jayne Z.

    Thank you for the bag patterns, looking forward to trying them.

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  • Gaye D.

    They look good I am going to do the last one first lol. Because I have always wanted to have one or more.

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  • Crochet E.

    I’m just loving the dragonfly tote bag & cannot wait to try this pattern

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    Right click on picture and “save photo as” I save to my desktop, but wherever you want to save them. As for the instructions left click HOLD IT and drag it down to the end then right click on a highlighted spot “copy” then go to start menu and go to note, or word, or paint, open new, right click and paste, then save. I realized halfway through that people have phones now…lmao…the same basically applies. Hope this helps.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Ruth! You are welcome to save this pattern by copying and pasting into a word document or by printing the pattern via the printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

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  • Nina S.

    I have a question as I love that dragonfly pattern also. Is it possible to use Red Heart Ombré Yarn on that bag? I ordered quite a bit of that type of yarn and it is much more sturdy than I expected! I know that I can do a Market bag but I wanted to do a smaller style but colorful bag for the Fall.

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    • Nicola P.

      I’m sure that would look lovely! You would just have to make sure the gauge matches similarly/measurements overall. Happy crocheting! – Nicola, Editor

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