This a free pattern for a felted crochet bag. It is made with Plötulopi yarn from Iceland. This yarn is great for felting and comes in many colours. The bag is constructed of a front and a back panel. The bottom/side panel is one piece.
The handles are made with the hairpin lace technique in cotton. For this very easy crochet technique see my tutorial on hairpin lace.
Yarn 2 skeins Istex Plötulopi in gray: 100% wool unspun, 100g/300 m-328 yards. 2 skeins Garnstudio Drops Muskat in #60 light iceblue: 100% mercerized cotton, 50 g/100 m-109 yards.
Hook 7 mm for the bag and 4 mm for the handles.
Tapestry needle and sewing needle
Sewing thread In gray and light blue
10 cm/4 inches x 10 cm/4 inches = 12 stitches x 7 rows
Width 26 cm/10 inches, height 16 cm/6½ inches.
Free Crochet Pattern
The bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn.
Back and Front Panel
Row 1: 3 chains, 1 dc 3’rd chain from hook, work 21 dc into remaining chains.
Row 2: Chain 9, 1 dc 3’rd chain from hook, work 27 dc, now increase with 6 dc by inserting the hook through the lower part of the last stitch made – 6 times.
Row 3: Chain 4, 1 dc 3’rd chain from hook, work 33 dc, work 2 extra dc by inserting the hook through the lower part of the last stitch made – 2 times.
Row 4: Chain 3, make 36 dc.
Row 5: Chain 4, 1 dc into 3’rd chain from hook, work 37 dc, 2 dc into last dc.
Row 6: Chain 3, work 39 dc.
Row 7: As row 6.
Row 8: Chain 3, 2 dc together, work 35 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 9: Chain 3, work 37 dc.
Row 10: Chain 3, 2 dc together, work 33 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 11: Chain 3, 2 dc worked together, work 31 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 12: Chain 3, 2 dc worked together, work 29 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 13: Chain 3, 2 dc worked together, work 27 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 14: Chain 3, 2 dc worked together, work 25 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Row 15: Chain 3, 2 dc worked together, work 23 dc, 2 dc worked together.
Darn in ends. Work another panel, so you have a front and a back panel.
Bottom and Side Panel
Bottom and side panels is crocheted in one piece.
Row 1 Chain 3, 6 dc across.
Repeat row 1 until work measures 80 cm/32 inches. (This panel is made a little longer than needed to be sure it is long enough).
Put the 3 pieces into the washing machine at 60 Celcius/140 Fahrenheit. The yarn will felt to a nice dense fabric and there will be no need for a lining.
Sew the front panel together with the bottom/side panel with gray sewing thread. Then sew the back panel together with the bottom/side panel. The seams will be slightly visible from the outside.
Cut off any extra fabric at the side panels.
Put the two prongs on your haipin lace loom 4cm/1½ inch apart.
Work 136 loops on each side.
Each side of the hairband is crocheted this way: *Pick up 4 loops keeping the twist in them and work 8 sc in the center space of the group of these 4 loops*. Repeat between ** 33 more times. See chart below.
Darn in the beginning and ending thread.
Pin the handles to the outside of the bag and sew with blue sewing thread.
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
Note: This pattern is written with US crochet terms.
If you are not familiar with these, see my conversion chart Crochet Terms in US, UK, German and Danish.
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