Knowing how to make attractive hand bags and totes is great and it can come really handy when you need to think of something unique to gift to a friend. You can mix and match some patterns and use some bright colors to make a back pack for your kid that will make the first day of school much more interesting. Here are some simple crochet patterns to make all sorts of bags.
The best thing about this pattern is that you can use your stash of spare yarn to produce a vibrant multicolor effect. It is also a good project for practicing the felting technique.
The scaly pattern of the crocodile stitch is looking fine on this handmade bag; although you need to be quite a proficient in the stitching technique to achieve this one.
The owl pattern is something that looks good on any crocheted or knit accessory, be it a hat, headband, booties or a shoulder bag. Here is a great example:
A classic granny square pattern with an interesting zigzag finishing
The chic lacey pattern is working so well for this stylish side bag while the drawstring style ribbon and the black leather belt makes it even more special.
This pretty, buttoned bag looks its best when worked with a dark colored yarn as it brings out the textured pattern of the crocheted fabric.
An amazing way to recycle plastic bags to produce something so pretty and useful – and it is also a free pattern!
Another classic bag pattern in ombre style, this one is suitable for intermediate crocheters, helping them to master the technique.
Basically using the chain and single crochet, this pattern produces an attractive bag with identical front and back side.
If you have a leftover skein of yarn from some other knitting or crochet project, then this is the perfect pattern for you. The netted design produces a lovely grocery bag in no time.
Another nice shopping bag pattern worked with a neat dark blue border and strap. You can try it in any color you like, but the light and dark shades of the same color works best for the pattern.
How cool would it be if you could turn up for your yoga class with a beautiful handmade yoga mat bag? Well, it is not really that difficult with this simple free pattern.
Worked with the chain, single crochet and half double crochet, this small project is perfect to fine tune your crocheting skills before you can take up a larger project.
This is a simple pattern that can be spiced up with the use of bright colored yarn and handmade decorations, like some small crocheted flowers or stars.
This one does not really require much more than crocheting the required number of granny squares, using your desired colors, and joining them together before crocheting up a nice and hardy strap for the bag.
Another pretty granny square bag with a valentine theme.
The brown border makes this simple white messenger bag look all that much special. You can replace the brown with any other color, preferably some darker shade.
Your little one is sure to be the center of attention in school for having a neat handmade back pack like this. You can even try the crochet alphabet patterns to make their initials on the bag.
Here are the patterns for two cute handbags. You can adorn them in any way you prefer, with crocheted flower, beads or some pretty matching ribbons.
String bags are amazing – you can easily fold them and carry in your pocket, while they are large and strong enough to carry groceries and vegetables. The best thing about this one is that you can make it yourself within a few hours.
Published on December 22nd 2014 by Daphne Bennette