The Chunky Blanket Bag is a revamp of an old Moogly pattern, which used a discontinued yarn. I have remade it with some new yarn options, and updated the written pattern to be better than ever! Use your favorite shades and styles of Bernat Blanket to whip up your own simple handbag with this easy beginner crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Revisiting the Chunky Stripey Bag
The original Chunky Stripey Bag called for a very unique, but unfortunately, short-lived yarn, called Bernat Dimensions. I always loved the design, so when the yarn went away it was a sad day. Now that it’s been a few years, I thought it was time to bring it back to life! So I grabbed some different varieties of Bernat Blanket and gave it a new look (and the written pattern a bit of editing)! It’s still easy, fun, and perfect for crochet beginners. And you can whip one up in just a few hours!
Grab Your Favorite Bits of Bernat Blanket
Bernat Blanket lives in most of our stashes, and there are so many more colors to add (I just re-ordered a bunch myself)! You can make the Chunky Blanket Bag with less than one skein of pretty much every variety. You can make this bag with one skein, or use partials (or an O’Go) to create a striped look. It’s a great stash buster!
The ease of this pattern and the availability of this yarn make it a great project to learn to crochet with, teach with – or just relax with! I hope you enjoy it and find yourself making a whole bunch as I have!
Chunky Blanket Bag
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US-K, 6.5 mm crochet hook – Susan Bates Twist + Lock
130 yds Bernat Blanket (6 – Super Bulky; 100% Polyester; 220 yds/300g)
Shown: Bernat Blanket Ombre in Ocean Teal Ombre and Bernat Blanket O’Go in Biscotti
Gauge: 10 sts x 8 rows = 4″/10cm in main st pattern [(sc, dc) in next st, skip next st]
Size: Approx 10″ x 10″ laid flat
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To Create the Stripes as Shown in the Brown/Neutrals Version:
Rows/Rnds 1 – 7: First Color
Rnds 8 – 13: Second Color
Rnds 14 – 21: Third Color
CHUNKY BLANKET BAG INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: Ch 24, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in each remaining st to end; turn. (23 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st to end; turn. (23 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st to end; moving around to the side, hdc in the side of Row 1 and Row 2, continuing around, hdc in each st of opposite side of starting ch and in opposite ends of Row 1 and Row 2; join to first hdc with a sl st to start working in the round (no more turning). (50 sts)
Rnd 4 – 15: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in the first st, skip the next st, *(sc, dc) in the next st, skip the next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st in 1st sc. (50 sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
Set Up for the Handles
Place stitch markers in sts #10, 22, 35, 47; check alignment for handles, adjust if needed. The stitch markers will act as a guide in the next row, so your counts for the next row will shift if you shift the stitch markers. Individual variations in tension may make this shift necessary. The goal is to have handles wide enough for your hands, and centered at the top of the bag.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in the first 10 sts, ch 11, skip the next 11 sts, sc in the next 14 sts, ch 11, skip the next 11 sts, sc in the last 4 sts; join with a sl st. (50 sts and chs)
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
Rnds 19 – 20: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
Rnd 21: Sl st in each st around; join, break and finish off. (50 sts)
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for crochet bags? My most recent include the Elmore Ring Bag, Cottage Bucket Bag, Granny Hex Tote, Ring Rose Bag, Cinch Stripes Backpack, Rainbow Bobble Bag, and Sherbert Stripes Tote! Or if you’re looking for something different, you can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry – and be sure to hit the contact me button with any requests!
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