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Annie’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Free Pattern

This crochet shoulder bag features the lovely x stitch. Annie’s Bag is a large crochet tote designed to have a sturdy, solid bottom. This free tote bag pattern is both a fun and useful summer crochet project.

The open side details makes for an interesting bag. The x stitch or crossed double crochet is my favorite part of this crochet shoulder bag. Especially when it’s crocheted in contrasting colors to the bottom and strap.

Crochet this beautiful bag in your favorite cotton yarn. That makes it usable in real life, because then you can wash it. I love that part about cotton yarn, so soft and washable.

picture of woman with blue crochet shoulder bag on

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I crocheted this shoulder bag in the same cotton yarn I used in the Toddler Sun Hat. It’s Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton yarn. It’s so soft and comes in such a variety of colors. And it’s either on sale or I use my coupon code.

picture of blue crochet shoulder bag over shoulder
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Yarn Substitutions

If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby at hand, you can use almost any worsted weight yarn for this bag pattern.

  • For cotton yarn substitution I’d recommend Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton, it’s shiny, strong and has a variety of colors.
  • You can also use acrylic yarn for this pattern, Red Heart Super Saver is readily available and comes in all the colors.

More Crochet Totes

Have you been wondering what to make with all those little yarn scraps? If you have tons of tiny balls of cotton yarn then these Round Crochet Face Scrubbies look perfect. And they’d make great gifts too.

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PICTURE OF blue crochet tote bag with x stitch

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Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 4 counts as a stitch.
  2. The bottom of the bag is worked in continuous rounds-do not join,just continue to work around. Mark the first st of each round.
  3. The treble X stitch rows in the center of the bag are worked inrounds and joined with a sl st. Then the sc rows are worked continuously.

Stitches/Abbreviations

 Mc-magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st, work into the circle.

sc-single crochet

sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat

st(s)-stitch(es)

ch(s)-chain(s)

sl st-slip stitch

rnd(s)-round(s)

Sc2tog-single crochet two together

Tr-treble stitch: yo 2x, insert hook into st to be worked, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops 3x.

Tr X Stitch-sk next st, tr in next st, going behind the tr st you just made, tr into the sk st

Treble X-Stitch Video

If you enjoy learning videos be sure to check out more in my post about the Tangi Video App.

Gauge

1” x 1” = 4 sc x 4 sc rows

Finished Dimensions

15” tall, 29” with strap. Bag laid flat 12” wide.

picture of blue crochet bag bottom

Pattern

Begin with a mc.

Rnd 1. 6 sc into mc, don’t join, mark first sc of each rnd. (6 sts)

Rnd 2. 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next st, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next st} rep from * around. (18 sts)

Rnd 4. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts} rep from * around. (24 sts)

Rnd 5. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts} rep from * around. (30 sts)

Rnd 6. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 4 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts} rep from * around. (36 sts)

Rnd 7. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts} rep from * around. (42 sts)

Rnd 8. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 6 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts} rep from * around. (48 sts)

Rnd 9. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 7 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts} rep from * around. (54 sts)

Rnd 10. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 8 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts} rep from * around. (60 sts)

We’re going to keep increasing in this way for a large bottom.

Rnd 11. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 9 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts} rep from * around. (66 sts)

Rnd 12. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 10 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts} rep from * around. (72 sts)

Rnd 13. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 11 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts} rep from * around. (78 sts)

Rnd 14. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 12 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts} rep from * around. (84 sts)

Rnd 15. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 13 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts} rep from * around. (90 sts)

Rnd 16. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 14 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts} rep from * around. (96 sts)

Rnd 17. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 15 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts} rep from * around. (102 sts)

Rnd 18. 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 16 sts, *{2 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts} rep from * around. (108 sts) 9” wide.

Increases done

Rnds 19-23. Sc in each st around. 12” wide.

picture of crochet shoulder bag pattern bottom

Rnd 24. Sc in next 4 sts, *{sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts} rep from * around. (90 sts)

Rnds 25-26. Sc in each st around.

picture of blue crochet shoulder bag laid flat

Rnd 27. Sl st to first sc, cut yarn. Change to Color B with sl st to 2nd st, Ch 4 (counts as tr st), going behind the ch 4, tr in the sk st, *{sk next st, tr in next st, tr in sk st}, rep from * around, join with sl st to 4th ch. (90 sts)

Here’s a closer picture of the treble x-stitch from the video I made.

You can watch this video to see the treble x-stitch in action.

picture of x stitch in blue

Rnd 28. Sc in each st around, do not join, mark first st of each rnd. 

Rnd 29. *{Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog} rep from * around. (80 sts) For a wider bag, don’t dec, instead rep rnd 28. 

Rnd 30. Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 4, going behind ch 4, tr in previous st, *{sk next st, tr in next st, going behind last st, tr in sk st} rep from * around, join with a sl st to 4th ch. 

Rnds 31-32.  Sc in each st around continuous, do not join, mark first st of each rnd.

Rnds 33-44.  Rep last 3 rnds 4x more. If you wish to increase your bag height add another rep here.

Rnd 45. Rep Rnd 30. Change to Color A.

Rnds 46-47. Sc in each st around continuous, do not join, mark first st of each rnd.

Strap

  • Worked in rows.

Row 1. Sc in next 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)

Rows 2-100. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 25” as written.

Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

Finishing

Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

I’d love to see your #anniesbag tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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