Recently I got my hands on some lovely Bernat Dimensions yarn. It’s a beautiful thick and thin, and it’s as soft as can be! And as soon as I started playing with it, I knew just what it wanted to be – the Chunky Stripey Bag, a free crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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Chunky Stripey Bag
- US – K, 6.5 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
- 215 yds Bulky “5” yarn
Original yarn is discontinued. Substitution suggestion: Red Heart Soft Essentials
- 4 stitch markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers used)
- Gauge: 12 sts x 9 rows in main st pattern
- Finished Size: 9.5″ wide x 7″ tall (including handles)
- For stitch definitions and tutorials, please see the Crochet Abbreviations page
NOTE: This pattern is worked with 2 strands held together. It is easiest to do this by holding the ends of 2 different skeins together. To maintain the strip pattern, be sure to line up the color changes as you begin.
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)
Round 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) (CLICK HERE for a tutorial on going from rows to rounds for bag bottoms)
Round 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)
Round 16: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
NOTE: Place stitch markers in sts #11, 23, 36, 48; 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.
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 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 3 sts; join with a sl st. (50 sts and chs)
Round 18: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
Round 19 – 20: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st. (50 sts)
Round 21: Sl st in each st around; join, break and finish off. (50 sts)
I hope you enjoy making this simple and fun crochet bag pattern! It was a lot of fun to design, and just the thing for a relaxing afternoon – and a fun night out!
The Fine Print
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the yarn for this pattern!