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How to Make Crochet Bags: 11 Fantastic DIY Bags

Crochet bag patterns for every occasion!

By: The Editors at AllFreeCrochet.com
How to Make Crochet Bags 11 Fantastic DIY Bags
How to Make Crochet Bags 11 Fantastic DIY Bags
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Are you a "Sex and the City" type of girl who stares in the store window at the beautiful handbags from Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Michael Kors, but you cry on the inside because you know you can't afford it? Yep, I'm that type of girl, and as the tears stream down my face I realize how silly it is just for a name. It's like a light bulb goes on every time because that's the moment I realize I can make my own DIY bags.

When learning how to crochet bags, I smile from ear to ear knowing that not only am I saving my money, but I'm also putting in the time and effort to get exactly what I want. There's nothing more satisfying than starting and finishing a project you handmade yourself, which is why we're presenting you with this brand new eBook full of all kinds of DIY bags!

In How to Make Crochet Bags: 11 Fantastic DIY Bags, you'll find purses, clutches and totes so there's really a style for just about everyone. If you're looking for something fancy for a nice occasion then you'll love the choices of clutches that we have, but if you're looking for an everyday bag then we have just the thing, too. We're providing the crochet bag patterns, all you need to do is grab your yarn and hooks and have at it.

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Note from the Editor and What's Inside

Note from the Editor

Dear Crocheter,

This eBook is full of one of my favorite items ever; bags! What girl doesn’t like a bag to complete her outfit? I have plenty of bags, totes and clutches in my closet that I could probably have one per outfit if I really wanted. Aside from a nice pair of heels (and diamonds, of course), bags are a girl’s best friend.

From DIY bags to DIY clutches and totes, we have something you’re sure to love. Once you learn how to crochet bags, you can easily make all the fantastic DIY bags out there. With your favorite crochet colors and your go-to outfit in mind, work up these fabulous designs for that new stylish look you’ve been waiting for.

Happy Hooking,

The Editors of All Free Crochet
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What's Inside 

Crochet purses are great everyday bags—they can go from work to play with ease and typically feature a long shoulder strap to keep it close. Sometimes you just really need a purse that you can slip on over your shoulder and go, so don't miss out on these stylish but functional designs!

The Mesmerizing Messenger Bag (p. 16) is truly remarkable! Crochet bag patterns like this are glorified in the crochet colors that you choose, but the pattern itself is just stunning. This handmade bag is stylish and roomy and can hold all your belongings. A nice added touch is the optional strap adjuster, so be sure you check this one out!

The Pretty Purple Purse (p. 24) is worked in a rich purple color to die for. This is a pretty bag pattern that you can treat yourself with. It's a casual looking bag that uses the puff stitch, giving it that nice texture. The strap is long enough to be worn as a cross-body bag. If you're looking for simplicity, then this is your go-to. 

How to Make Crochet Clutches 
Perfect for going out on the town, crochet clutches are just big enough for the essentials. You won't have to juggle those small, loose items like a cell phone, wallet, or keys, which are important to keep with you but can look clunky or distracting when you carry them around in your hand. This way, clutches can add style to a more formal outfit and help you stay organized at the same time.

The Crochet Clutch (p. 36) is a cute crochet design because you can embellish it with just about anything. This particular DIY clutch bag is embellished with two buttons, but you can also add flowers, sequins, or appliques. This is a simple crochet pattern that can be worked up quickly in single crochet since this pattern consists of only 32 rows.

The Art Deco Clutch (p. 38) is a classic-looking clutch that's the perfect size for errands around town. It's big enough for your daily essentials, and it's easy enough to be an ideal crochet pattern for beginners. Make sure to line the bag to help it keep its shape.  

How to Make Crochet Totes 
Totes are the heavy duty, utility model of purses and bags. However, just because you plan to put a larger bag to work doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice on looks. These items all have personalities of their own that will keep you looking good while you conquer the world, one bag at a time. These crochet totes are great to use as shopping bags and beach bags. 

The Striped Crochet Bag with Button (p. 27) is a simple, sturdy and reliable bag to work up. Plus, it has a button to keep your contents secure. You can work this up in just one color, but add some thin striped sections, as pictured, for a bag as unique as you. 

The Trendy Tweed Tote is an easy crocheted bag to work up. Red Heart recommends using two strands of yarn at once for added stability and it'll give it an interesting tweed-like texture. The colors complement each other nicely, but as usual, you can use any colors you wish. You might also consider crocheting this design in solids.

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love the videos, but when you click to start it, an advertisement from Staples comes on very loudly and lasts over 30 seconds. when that happens, I click off the whole thing. I will not watch these invasive and unwanted ads.

Everyone needs a bag and what can be better than using your favourite bag. Choose any pattern from the eleven given in this ebook, they all are very nice. I think a little variation of adding more colour can make it look even nicer. Different colour or colours can be added where only one colour is used.

I thought I was getting a free book, but all I got was the preview. I want to print them out so I can see the directions.

Hi jodeegeick, Any one of the book cover images for this Bag eBook, if you click on it, should prompt you to download a PDF. That PDF will be the eBook you can print out. You can also click on any of the "Download this eBook now!" links throughout the page. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I love these ideas. thanks for the sharing.

I just had to come back to add a few comments. Most of the purses I creAte close with buttons. There are a few that don't. But I was finding it expensive to buy buttons one at a time. So I started checking out my local thrift and charity stores. I hit the button jack pot. I found one place that had a 13oz coffee can filled with buttons for $2.00. I have pZid that for one button. I also found brand new, never used yarn. Check them out ladies!

Thank you so much for these great patterns. I love crocheted purses. In fact they call me the princess of purses! I read thru these patterns and as usual they inspired me to make one. I just combined a few ideas and a very nice bad was created. I can always depend on your free books to get my creative juices flowing. Thanks

thanks so much for all the great ideas.

I really love to crochet

I just downloaded all 4 books. Can't wait to get started. Great site. Thanks GmaDonna

I just downloaded the 4 books, I'm so looking forward to getting busy. Great site! Thanks, GmaDonna

Love it! Just can't wait to get started. Thank you!

LOVE this site! I am a newbie to the world of crocheting. I purchase a book for beginners last week and after reading it I was still lost. However a finding this site and watching the video on Learning the Crochet Stitches (for free), I am proud to say that I have just completed a single, half double, double and a triple crochet stitch. AWESOME! I am hooked for life :)

thank you, i love it

I thought this post would fit so many of my projects that I couldn't pass it up. Hop u njoy! Sign me, Unfinished

thanks!

thnk u for this book it's amazing

Thank you for also the explanations to sew the lining. Sewing hates me !!!!! :D So thanks for all, Leelou from France

Could not download this free crochet, thanks!

Perhaps you can try a different browser? It downloads just fine on our end. Please be sure you have the latest version of Adobe. Thanks!

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