The Ring Rose Bag is a small drawstring wristlet with a unique closure – perfectly sized to hold just the essentials. It’s pretty, practical, and a free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Sized Just Right
Somedays you don’t want to take it *all* with you – or you just want to carry something smaller and cuter! I made the Ring Rose Bag just the right size for those things you can’t leave the house without. Perfect for a special event – like coffee with friends!
Made with Patons Kroy Socks
This was my first time crocheting with Patons Kroy Socks, and I really enjoyed it! It is quite thin – a Super Fine, in fact. But look at the gorgeous wooly look! With two strands held together throughout this pattern, you get even more color play and interest – particularly in the Marled shades!
All About Details
While the Ring Rose Bag is easy to make, it does have a few clever details. There are two layers of plastic canvas sewn into the bottom. This gives the bag a nice stiff bottom – that’s still washable if something messy happens!
So you can set this bag on the table and it doesn’t fall over – open it up and rummage about as needed. Then when you’re ready to go, pull the back of the drawstring through the ring on the front, and you’ve got your handle – and your bag will stay securely closed!
Ring Rose Bag
US-G, 4.0mm hook – Susan Bates
450 yds Patons Kroy Socks (1 – Super Fine; 75% washable wool, 25% nylon; 50 g/1.75 oz, 152 m/166 yds)
Color A: Flax (2 balls)
Color B: Brown Rose Marl (2 balls)
Color C (optional): Muslin (less than 1 ball)
Bag Handle: 35-40″ ribbon, i-cord, thin rope, etc
Shown: Color C used to create i-cord using Embellish Knit
Plastic Canvas – 2 pcs, cut to 5.5″ x 4.75″
Wooden Ring – 1 7/8″ exterior width
Gauge: 18 sts x 21 rows = 4″/10cm in sc
Size: 6″ x 5.25″ at base, 6.5″ tall
Helpful Links & Tutorials
Yarn is held doubled throughout the pattern. Since 2 balls are needed, pull one end of both balls.
Both the Bag Bottom and Main Bag patterns switch from Rows to Rounds.
Some Rounds are turned – play close attention to the end of each row of instructions.
Ring Rose Bag Instructions
Row 1: With Color A, ch 25, skip ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch across; turn. (24 sts)
Row 2 – 24: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rnd 25 [RS]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 1, sc 24 across side of piece, ch 1, sc in each foundation chain, ch 1, sc across last side of piece, ch 1; join with sl st in first sc. Break yarn and set piece aside. (96 sc, 4 ch-1 sps)
Rows 1- 24: With Color A, repeat Rows 1 – 24 of Bag Bottom.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in each st across, sc 24 across side of piece, sc in each foundation chain, sc across last side of piece; join with sl st in first sc and turn. (96 sc)
Rnd 26 – 35: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join and turn. After Rnd 35, break yarn and finish off.
Rnd 36: Join to first st with Color B, ch 1, sc in each st around; join and turn.
Rnd 37: Ch 2, sc3tog in first 3 sts, ch 1, *sc3tog in previous st and next 2 sts, ch 1; rep from * around until 1 st rem, sc3tog in previous st, next st, and first st of prev row; join to ch-2 sp and turn.
Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around; join and turn.
Rnds 39 – 56: Rep Rows 37 and 38.
Rnd 57: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in each rem st around; join and turn.
Rnd 58 and 59: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join and turn. After Rnd 59, break yarn and finish off.
1st Step: Using Color A, sew both layers (held together) of plastic canvas to WS of bag bottom.
2nd Step: From center front of Main Bag, thread handle through Row 57, every 6 sts, until both ends are centered in front, 6 sts apart.
3rd Step: Thread both ends of the handle through the wooden ring.
4th Step: Sew ends of handle to WS of bag bottom using Color A, approximately 2 inches in (as shown). Center them next to each other at the front of the bag.
Be sure not to twist the handle straps.
5th Step: Use Color A to sew Bag Bottom to bottom of Main Bag, so that the plastic canvas and handle ends are hidden.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more free crochet bag patterns? I have dozens! You can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry! Check out some of my most recent designs – the Cinch Stripes Backpack, Rainbow Bobble Bag, Multi-Pocket Tote Organizer, Sherbet Stripes Tote, Perfect Summer Clutch, and Citrus Twist Tote!
If the Ring Rose Bag pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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