Modern Crochet Bag | Create a Bag with Handles

Crocheting provides a wonderful outlet for both creativity and relaxation. If you’re searching for a fun and rewarding project, creating your own crochet bag is a fantastic starting point. It combines practicality with personalized style, and you can customize it to suit your taste. In this blog post, we’ll dive into a beautiful modern crochet bag pattern that’s surprisingly simple, even for beginners!

The Pattern: A Beginner Friendly Adventure

This crochet bag pattern is an excellent introduction to the world of crochet. You’ll learn basic stitches, shaping techniques, and how to add stylish handles. With a little focus and practice, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your masterpiece takes shape!

Let’s Get Started: Materials

Before you begin this unique crochet bag project, gather the following supplies:

  • Tricot Yarn: Choose your favorite colors of this soft and slightly stretchy yarn (approximately 50 meters of each).
  • Crochet Hooks: Sizes 6 and 4
  • Rings: Two metal rings (40cm in diameter)
  • Chain: A ready-made chain with carabiners (around 120cm long)
  • Holders: Two ring holders for your strap
  • Magnetic Button: One for secure closure
  • Scissors, Needle, and Stitch Markers: Basic crafting tools

Skill Level and Potential Uses

This pattern is ideal for beginners! Even if you’re new to crochet, the simple stitches make this an approachable project. Once completed, your handmade bag is versatile. Use it as a daily purse, a beach tote, or a statement accessory for special occasions.

Step by Step Crochet Bag Tutorial

Now, let’s dive into the pattern! If you find any unfamiliar terms, don’t worry. We’ll provide brief explanations along the way. For visual guidance, consider watching the accompanying YouTube video on the nitka kz channel (

1. Bag Bottom:

  • Hook: Size 6
  • Yarn: Color 1
  • Row 1: ch 17, sk 1 st, sc in each remaining st across, ch 1, turn (16 sts).
  • Rows 2-7: ch 1, sc in each st across. Increase in the following stitches on each row:
    • Row 2: 1st st, 8th st, and 15th st. (19 sts)
    • Row 3: 1st st, 9th st, and 16th st. (22 sts)
    • Row 4: 1st st, 10th st, and 17th st. (25 sts) and so on. Continue increasing in similar increments, adjusting as needed to create a flat base.

2. Bag Sides:

  • Rows 8-10: ch 1, sc in each st across. No increases in these rows.

3. Color Change:

  • Join yarn color 2 with a sl st.
  • Rows 11-15: ch 1, sc in each st across (using yarn color 2).

4. Additional Color Change:

  • Join yarn color 3 with a sl st.
  • Rows 16-20: ch 1, sc in each st across (using yarn color 3).

5. Finishing the Body:

  • Join yarn color 4 with a sl st.
  • Rows 21-25: ch 1, sc in each st across (using yarn color 4).

6. Shaping the Top:

  • Row 26: ch 1, Working from back loops only, hdc in each st across.

7. Finishing Touches:

  • Sew the magnetic button securely to the center of the top edge for closure.

8. Strap:

  • Create a simple strap using single crochets or a pre-made chain.
  • Attach the strap to the rings using the ring holders.

9. Assembly:

  • Secure the rings (with attached straps) to the top corners of the bag body.

Tips for Styling:

  • For a more rounded top, add an additional row of sc before working Row 26 (shaping row).
  • For a straighter top, work an additional row of hdc after Row 26.

Enjoy your beautiful and unique crochet bag!

Inspiration and Community

Once you’ve finished your unique crochet bag, I’d love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram and tag @tubacrochet_ or on TikTok:

Conclusion This modern crochet bag was a joy to make, and I hope you’ll give it a try! Crochet is an incredibly rewarding craft. Remember, practice makes progress!

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