LuzPatterns.com Free nautical crochet bag

How to crochet bag, a free nautical summer crochet bag

LuzPatterns.com Free nautical crochet bag

With the weather warming we want to go to out to the water! in this tutorial post I give a free crochet bag pattern for your holidays. I designed a simple but stylish bag to use all the summer even better it is a beginners pattern!

Whether you go to the beach or not in the summer, a nautical bag always makes you feel on holidays!

Skill level: Beginner

Please make sure you read all the instructions first.

This pattern is written in standard american terms.

Sizes and measurements:

13 inches tall by 16 inches wide by 4 inches deep (at base)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

Materials and notions:

4 balls of Drops Paris cotton yarn in navy blue and 3 in white

Hook H (5 mm)

Two leather handbag handles, I got mine on Etsy

Tapestry needle

Needle and sewing thread

Sewing machine

Fabric for the lining 18.1 inches by 17.7 inches (46cm to 45cm)

Gauge:

7 sts and 7 rows = 2 inches (5 cm)

How to crochet the bag:

Ch30

Round 1: make 1hdc on third ch from hook, (the first 2ch counts as the first st), make 1hdc on each of the next 26ch until you reach the last one, make 4 hdc, now turning your work around make 1hdc on each of the next 26ch until you reach the end of the round, make 2hdc on that st and join with a sl st to the first st.

Round 2: ch2 and make 1hdc on the same st, make 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on the next 26 sts, make 2hdc on each of the next 4sts, make 1hdc on the next 26sts, and 2hdc on each of the last two sts of the round, join with a sl st.

Round 3: ch2 and one more 1hdc on the same st, make 1hdc on the next and 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on each of the next 26 sts, make (2hdc on the next, 1hdc on the next st) repeat the parenthesis 3 more times, make 1hdc on each of the next 26 sts, make * 1hdc on the next st and 2hdc on the next st, repeat from * once more make 1hdc on the last st.

Round 4: ch2 and one more 1hdc on the same st, make 1hdc on each of the next 2sts, and 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on each of the next 28 sts, make (2hdc on the next, 1hdc on each of the next 2st) repeat the parenthesis 3 more times, make 1hdc on each of the next 28 sts, make * 2hdc on the next st and 1hdc on each of the next 2sts, repeat from * once more.

Round 5: ch2 and one more 1hdc on the same st, make 1hdc on each of the next 3sts, and 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on each of the next 29 sts, make (2hdc on the next, 1hdc on each of the next 3st) repeat the parenthesis 3 more times, make 1hdc on each of the next 29 sts, make * 2hdc on the next st and 1hdc on each of the next 3sts, repeat from * once more.

Round 6: ch2 and make 1hdc on each st all around, sl st to the first st.

Round 7: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Rounds 8 and 9: repeat round 6.

Change to white

Round 10: ch2 and make 1hdc on each of the next 3sts, *make 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * till the end of the round, join with a sl st.

Round 11: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 12: working only on the back loops of the st, ch1 and make 1sc on that st, make 1sc on each st all around, join with a sl st.

Change to white

Rounds 13 and 14: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 15: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Change to white

Round 16: ch2 and make 1hdc on each of the next 7sts, *make 2hdc on the next st, make 1hdc on each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * till the end of the round, join with a sl st.

Round 17: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 18: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Round 19: repeat round 6.

Change to white

Rounds 20 and 21: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 22: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Rounds 23 and 24: repeat round 6.

Change to white

Rounds 25 and 26: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 27: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Rounds 28 to 30: repeat round 6.

Change to white

Rounds 31 and 32: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 33: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Rounds 34 to 37: repeat round 6.

Change to white

Rounds 38 and 39: repeat round 6.

Change to blue

Round 40: working only on the back loops of the st, make 1hdc on each st, join with a sl st.

Rounds 41 to 45: repeat round 6. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Lining the bag:

I have lined this bag with a lovely red gingham fabric, to make the lining simply lie your bag on top of your fabric (folded with right sides touching)

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I cut a 46cm to 45cm and I sew it on the three sides making sure I rounded the corners, if you prefer you can make a normal box bottom but I thought this work just fine. I finished all the edges with a zigzag stitch.

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To attached the lining to the bag, I folded and ironed about 1.5 inches from the opening and I sew it to the bag. I pinned the handles to the bag and with a strong thread, nylon or polyester I sew the handles by hand.

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I hope you enjoy making this free pattern from LuzPatterns.com please comment here and share so everyone can make a great bag this summer!

If you would like to get the pattern as a pdf form, you could download it from my Ravelry shop, Fancy more crochet bags patterns?, my Etsy shop shows all my patterns.

Wishing you lovely sunny days!

Luz

4 COMMENTS

  1. Such classic summer colors and such an easy style, a perfect combination!!! Thank you for the pattern and the tutorial for lining this lovely bag!!!

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