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I hate sewing, and I’ve always been horrible at it. I can’t sew a straight line, so when I found some cotton bags that I can use as a liner on Amazon I was pretty excited.
It always took me longer to sew the lining then to crochet the bag, which took a lot of the fun out of it for me. But with these, I don’t need to do much sewing, so crocheting handbags is a lot more fun.
This pattern makes a 12″ x13″ handbag, and the handle drop length is 7″.
What You Need
- 1 – cotton bag
- 1 – ball Bernat Baby Bundle
- 6.5mm Crochet Hook
- darning needle
- white thread
- sewing needle
- and if you suck at sewing like me, 1 yard of cotton lace.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- slst – slip stitch
Note: Ch 2 at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch (st)
Crochet Handbag Pattern
Handle Covers (make 2)
Row 1 – DC in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. ch 2, turn
Row 2 – DC in each st across. ch 2, turn
Repeat row 2- 21 times, on the last row do not ch 2, fasten off.
Wrap around the handle of the cotton bag, and sew closed with the thread. Then sew the ends to the edge of the bag, tucking the ends of the yarn up into the handle.
Row 1 – dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across, 4 dc in last ch, then dc in the bottom of each st, 2 dc in last st. slst to ch 2
Row 2 – Ch 2, dc in each st around. slst to ch 2.
Repeat row 2 – 13 times.
Sew the cotton bag into the crochet bag. I don’t sew all the through the crochet, just on the inside of it.
If you want to cover your stitches sew on the crochet lace.
If you are looking for more crochet bag patterns check out my Suzette bag pattern.