Crochet Bag Pattern- whilst we hope that this free crochet pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.
This crochet bag pattern is written in American terminology, UK equivalents can be found here...
Hooks: H (5.00mm) and I (5.50mm)
Yarn: Approx. 315 yards of worsted weight yarn
Buttons: Four wooden buttons
With H hook,5mm, begin with a Magic Circle.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first DC here and throughout); 11 DC in Magic Circle. Join. (12)
Round 2: Ch 2; 1 DC in same St. (2 DC in next St) around. Join. (24)
Round 3: Ch 2; 1 DC in same St, 1 DC in next. (2 DC in next; 1 DC in next) around. Join. (36)
Round 4: Ch 2; 1 DC in same St, 1 DC in each of the next 2 St. (2 DC in next; 1 DC in each of the next 2 St) around. Join. (48)
Round 5: Ch 2; 1 DC in same St, 1 DC in each of the next 3 St. (2 DC in next; 1 DC in each of the next 3 St) around. Join. (60)
Round 6: Ch 2; 1 DC in same St, 1 DC in each of the next 4 St. (2 DC in next; 1 DC in each of the next 4 St) around. Join. (72)
Change to I, 5.5mm hook. From this point on, you will no longer join rounds. I use a stitch marker (like a bobby pin) to mark the first stitch of the round I am working on.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does NOT count as first stitch). 1 SC + 1 DC in same St. Skip next St. (1 SC + 1 DC in next; skip next) around.
Round 8: 1 SC + 1 DC in first skipped space from previous round. (1 SC + 1 DC in next skipped space) around. (Note: If you separate the stitches to find the space, you may see two spaces: one to the left, and one a little down and to the right. You'll want to work your stitches in the space to the left.)
Rounds 9-29: Repeat Round 8.
Change to H hook (5mm)
Round 30: Working in top loops again, (1 SC in each St) around.
Rounds 31-36: Repeat Round 30.
Next you'll add the straps, still working in a continuous spiral.
Round 37: Ch 100. Skip 20 St; Sl St into the next St. 1 SC in each of the next 16 St. Ch 100. Skip next 20 St; Sl St into next. 1 SC in each of the next Sts until you reach the first chain.
Round 38: 1 SC in each St around. When you are working on the straps, put your SCs in the BACK LOOP only of each Ch. When working around the base, SC as you normally would, under both loops.
Round 39: 1 SC in each St around (including up and around the straps).
Rounds 40-41: Repeat Round 39.
Optional: Add more rows for thicker straps.
Finishing: Sl St to the next St (you should be at the bottom right base of the first strap you made). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add your buttons to both sides of the bag.