This crochet duffle bag can take you anywhere – from a trip around town to a weekend getaway, whip up this make in simple half double crochet.
Design Story and Inspiration for this Crochet Duffle Bag
This bag was created for a story of striped projects for I Like Crochet magazine. I love creating crochet bags, but I’d never done a duffle bag before so I thought it would be a perfect fit!
I wanted this project to be pretty beginner-friendly, so I used simple half double crochet in a stripe pattern.
Yarn Options for a Crochet Duffle Bag
For this project I chose Red Heart Soft, an acrylic yarn that holds up well to wear, is easy to wash and is very affordable. I love teal so it was an easy choice when I saw this color! The off-white with the teal gave me beachy vibes and I loved it!
If you are using up your stash yarn, choose any worsted weight yarn (weight #4) that you have lying around. This bag would even be fun in several colors! That would be a great way to use up scrap yarn and the odds and ends lying about, as gauge doesn’t need to be perfect for this project.
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This pattern is created in three body pieces – the two ends and a large main panel. Then they are attached and the two straps are crocheted and attached.
Also, to reinforce the handles you could stitch a strap or cord in the middle of the handle for extra stability if desired.
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Striped Crochet Duffle Bag
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): #9518 Teal (MC) 2 balls); #4601 Off-White (CC) 2 balls (Worsted Weight #4)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm); US size J/10 (6.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; 14” Sport zipper (non-separating); optional: ½ yard craft stabilizer; ½ yard lining fabric; matching thread; sewing needle
Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc with larger hook
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approximately 17” wide x 9” tall x 9” deep
Note: Stripes are worked 3 rows wide.
Work 3 rows in MC, then 3 rows in CC.
Ch-2 at beginning of row does not count as st.
Striped Crochet Duffle Bag Pattern
Side Panel (make 2)
With CC and larger hook, ch 32.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn (counts as first row in Stripe Pattern) – 30 sts.
Rows 2-27: Ch 2, hdc in each st, working Stripe Pattern, turn.
With CC and larger hook, ch 58.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across (counts as first row in Stripe Pattern) – 56 sts.
Rows 2-99: Ch 2, hdc in each st, working Stripe Pattern, turn.
Row 100: Ch 2, hdc 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Join yarn at opposite side and repeat Row 100.
Strap (make 2)
With MC and smaller hook, ch 8.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd row from hook and each ch across, turn – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until Strap meas 86” from beginning.
If using craft stabilizer and lining fabric, cut pieces the same size as finished Side Panels and Main Panel. Sew craft stabilizer to WS of each piece. Sew Main Panel to Side Panels of lining fabric.
Sew 5 sts on each side of Row 100 to foundation chain. Sew zipper in place in remaining sts. Stitch Main Panel to Side Panels using CC. Sew Straps in place around bag, using photos as guide.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Striped Crochet Duffel Bag.