Few months ago, I came up with this cute, crochet wip bag pattern for my Plenty crochet work in progress (WIP) that I need to carry along while leaving the house.
It has been a life saver since then. i added a twist, to allow me have my yarn come out from the bag while my yarn is still inside the bag! i think this is genius of me, what do you think?
The picture below shows the little opening by the sides, where I have my yarn easily accessible without my skeins/balls getting out of the bag.
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Another thing that makes this crochet bag pattern unique is that the Pattern work up so fast as it uses a super chunky yarn and size 8.00 mm hook
Let’s get started ….
Yarn – Any bulky yarn
I’ve used – Cygnet seriously Chunky (52 yards/ 48 meters per 100 g/3.5 oz)
(3) in Toucan
Gauge – 8 hdc over 4 rows makes 3” by 3”
Hook – Size 8.00 mm hook for the body, size 6.5 mm for the handle.
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Other materials –
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Bag handle
- Metal hooks/claps (or key rings)
Stitch Abbreviations –
- Chains – ch(s)
- Single crochet – sc
- Half double crochet – Hdc
- Back loop only – BLO
- Front loop only – FLO
- Slip stitch – sl st
- Fasten off – FO
Finished dimension: 12” (width) by 9” (height)
Height excludes the handle
Difficulty – Easy
- Chains at the beginning of the row counts as a stitch
- Both sides are worked in BLO, while the body of the bag is made using FLO and BLO.
- Pattern construction – starts with a side in rounds, the body is then worked by turning after each row, finally the other side is made.
- Do not join after the rounds/rows, except where stated. Simply move the stitch marker at the end of each rounds
- Handle can be made as instructed using yarn or sew in a pre-made handle
First side –
Row 1: Ch 4, join to form a ring (there would be a little opening) 10 hdc in to the ring (10 hdc)
Row 2: Working in BLO, 2 hdc in each st across (20 hdc)
Row 3: *2 hdc, hdc in next st, repeat from * to the end of the round (30 hdc)
Row 4: *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to the end of the round (40 hdc)
Row 5: *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to the end of the round (50 hdc)
Crochet Wip bag Pattern
Row 6: Hdc in each st across (50 hdc)
Row 7: Working in FLO, Ch 1, hdc in each st, turn
Row 8: Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in each st, turn (50 hdc)
Row 9 – 21 Repeat row 7 and 8 alternating
Working in spiral without joining or turning, simply move the stitch marker with every row –
Round 22: Working in BLO, ch 2, hdc in each st (50 hdc)
Round 23: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round (40 hdc)
Round 24: Hdc in each st across (40 hdc)
Round 25: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round (30 hdc)
Round 26: Hdc in each st across (30 hdc)
Round 27: *Hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round (20 hdc)
Round 28: Hdc2tog across (10 Hdc)
Working on the bag opening
Join yarn with a sl st to the edge (corner), ch 1, sc in each edge across, join with a sl st to the first chain, do not Fasten off
Ch 1, working through the BLO, sl st in next 12 sts, chain 5, skip next 2 sts, sl st in each of the remaining sts
Fasten off, sew in edges
Sew in the button to the other side
Option 1 (if using yarn handle)
Using 6.5mm – chain 130, slip in 2 metal rings, join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring.
Secure the metal rings by sewing individually to the edge/corner of the bag
Option 2 (using a pre-made bag handle)
Sew in a ready made handle to the sides of the bag.
I would love to see your makes, kindly tag me with your Wip bags!!!