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Annie’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Free Pattern

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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.

Read on for all the info on this free crochet pattern!

Blue crochet shoulder bag hanging against beige wall.

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picture of woman with blue crochet shoulder bag on

I crocheted this shoulder bag crochet pattern 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.

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 recommend Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton, it’s shiny, strong and has a variety of colors. It’s fabulous for bag patterns!
  • You can also use acrylic yarn for this pattern, Red Heart Super Saver is readily available and comes in all the colors.
picture of blue crochet shoulder bag over shoulder

More Crochet Totes

Looking for more bag patterns crochet one of these! Here are a few more crochet bags that are free crochet patterns on my blog.

Any of these free patterns makes a great project bag for yourself, or a shopper to gift.

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.

picture of blue crochet shoulder bag laid flat

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 in rounds and joined with a sl st. Then the sc rows are worked continuously.

Stitches / Abbreviations (US Terms)

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

rep – repeat

ch(s) – chain(s)

rnd(s) – round(s)

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet two together

sk – skip the indicated stitch

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Tr – treble stitch

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

Skill Level

Intermediate – This pattern is simple, but since it includes a special stitch, the treble x – stitch it’s categorized as intermediate. An advanced beginner who is willing to learn a new stitch can make this pattern for sure!

Gauge

1” x 1” = 4 sc x 4 sc rows

picture of blue crochet bag bottom
The single crochet gives this crochet bag a solid bottom.

Finished Dimensions

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

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PICTURE OF blue crochet tote bag with x stitch

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Woman in white dress with blue crochet tote bag on shoulder.

How to Crochet a Shoulder Bag Free Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $8

Free crochet shoulder bag pattern. Annie's Bag is a beautiful cotton crochet tote bag featuring the crossed double crochet or x-stitch.

Materials

  • 7oz/360 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton* in Stonewash (Color A) and Periwinkle (Color B).

Tools

  • 5.5 mm hook, Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors

Instructions

Begin with a mc.

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

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

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. Rnds 19-23. Sc in each st around. 12” wide.Blue round crochet circle with stitch markers removed.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.Crochet x stitch in blue.
  22. Rnd 28. Sc in each st around, do not join, mark first st of each rnd.

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

  24. 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.

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

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

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

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

  29. Strap

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

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

  32. Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

  33. Finishing

    Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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