The Tasty Little Chevron Bag is the perfect little evening bag – it’s got sparkle, it’s right on trend, and it’s small enough to make for that last minute party invite! And the ones I’m making are going to be extra tasty – they’re getting filled with bags of handmade goodies for my kids’ teachers!
Tasty Little Chevron Bag
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- US – I, 5.5 mm hook
- Main Color: 80 yds Worsted or Aran weight yarn
- Contrast Color: 40 yds Worsted or Aran weight yarn
- Recommended Yarn: Red Heart With Love Metallic
- Note: Do not break the yarn after each color change, just keep it on the inside of the bag and pick it up again when you switch colors.
- Videos for all the stitches used in this pattern, including the seamless join, can be found on the video tutorials page.
Row 1: Using Main Color, ch 24. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each st to end. Turn. (23 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st to end. Turn. (23 hdc)
Row 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 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 3, trc in the first st, then dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, and dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat this series, [trc, dc 2, hdc, sc 3, hdc, dc 2] 4 more times. Join to first trc with a sl st using Contrast Color. (50 sts)
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in the first st. [Dc in the next 3 sts, dc3tog over the next 3 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, work 3 dc in the next st] 5 times, ending the last repeat with 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3 and first dc. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st using Main Color. (50 dc)
Round 6: Repeat Round 5 with Main Color, joining last st to ch 3 with Contrast Color.
Round 7: Repeat Round 5 with Contrast Color, joining last st to ch 3 with Main Color.
Round 8: Repeat Round 5 with Main Color, joining last st to ch 3 with Contrast Color.
Round 9: Repeat Round 5 with Contrast Color, joining last st to ch 3 with Main Color.
Round 10: Ch 1. [Sc in the first 2 sts, then hdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, trc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st] 5 times. Join with a sl st to first sc. (50 sts)
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each st to end. Join with a sl st to first sc. (50 sc)
Round 12: Repeat Round 11.
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in the next 8 sts. Ch 12, skip 12 sts, sc in the next 13 sts. Ch 12, skip 12 sts, sc in the last 5 sts. Join to first sc with a sl st. (26 sc and 24 ch)
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch to end. Join with a sl st to first sc. (50 sc)
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in each st to end. (50 sc) Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. Weave in ends.
This weekend I’m making a kitchen full of tasty treats for coworkers, teachers, and family. For the teachers, the Tasty Little Chevron Bags will get stuffed with treats, and decorated with a crocheted ornament! This year I’m making the Cedar Rapids Snowflake pattern. Add an ornament hook, and here’s what they look like together:
What are you making for the teachers and coworkers in your life this year? Have you moved on to New Year’s projects? Share in the comments!
Be sure to Like the moogly Facebook page for the latest updates and have some fun with us! Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, and in return I’d appreciate a link back to Moogly on the listing or tag!
love it !
I really enjoy crocheting, thank you.
Christine @ Projects Around The House
What a cute pattern! I love the chevron
Love the Chevron Bag!
Moogly, you are such fun for me!
TracyAnn from http://www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com
Thank you Tracy! 😀
How big is this bag?
About 7 inches wide, if I remember correctly.
Sara - My Merry Messy Life
This is so pretty! I love the silvery yarn you chose, and I hadn’t thought of using a chevron pattern for a purse before. Very creative! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!
Thanks so much for featuring it, Sara! 😀
I am definitely in love with this pattern. I’ve only been crocheting for 1 year and have only made scarves, afghans, and now hats (from the band up). I will definitely give this pattern a try. I would like to know how to add a satin finish for the inside of the purse.
Thanks so much Crystal! Here’s the best tutorial on how to line a bag I’ve seen, over on futuregirl: http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2008/10/tutorial-sew-a-lining-into-a-crocheted-bag.aspx
wow!! very nice.
Thanks so much!
This site is about one of the best as far as crocheting is concerned . Tks for this
😀 Thanks so much Jummy!
I knitted some chunky yarn, cabled slipper socks as a “pampered recuperation” gift for a friend of mine facing surgery. This little bag, knitted in the left over yarn from the socks, turned out to be the perfect little gift bag. I added a couple of extra rows to the too (before the handle) to accommodate the size of the socks, but it is adorable. Thanks for the great pattern.
😀 So glad you liked the pattern! You’re a wonderfully thoughtful friend!
OMG, Tamara… just what I was lookin for! First, ’cause I love chevron and then ’cause I want a sort of clutch or so… and this one looks perfect! Perhaos a bit small for me… don’t know… let’s see what happens with my gauge test ;). Thank you so much for you great sharings. I’ve read somewhere yours is the best crochet page you can find: I can’t but AGREE!!!
😀 Wow, thank you so much Angelica! <3 I hope you enjoy making it!
Yes, I am!!! A bit bigger though 😉
When its ready I’ll see if I’m able to take a good pick to show it to you in your FacebooK!
Hug and two kisses from Spain 🙂
Tamara, can you just solve one of my problem??… some times you also enter comment with the name “moogly”??
WANT TO LEAVE HOW TO MAKE THIS PURSE….
Love this bag! Any suggestions for how to increase the initial chain for making the bag bigger? Thank you for all the lovely and amazing patterns tht you share!
Thank you Juli! The chevron pattern is worked in multiples of 10, so you’d need to have 60, 70, 80, 300… some multiple of 10 at the end of round 3. If you didn’t want the bag any deeper, just wider, you could add any multiple of 5 to the starting chain – that way you’ll add a multiple of 10 to round 3, as long as you don’t add another row after row 2. Does that help?
Yes! I was anxious for your reply so just doubled everything, it’s coming out lovely! Posting it on IG as thefibrerose , will tag you I can!!
😀 Thank you!
Hi, I just started making patterns, and this bag has been an inspiration of sorts to me. I have been (trying to) design a chevron owl purse, but it seems impossible for me to find out how to do chevron in the round. Would you mind if I use your method? I’ll be happy to cite your pattern- thanks!
That would be great, thank you so much Kenzie!
Hi, this bag is too cute! I love the chevron pattern you’ve done. I have been unable to find out how to do chevron in the round, and this is a great help! Would you mind if I use your method of the stitch in an owl purse pattern I’m working on? – Kenzie
Thank you Kenzie! That would be fine, and I’d love a link back if it makes sense to include it!
Thanks so much! I don’t know why I put two comments saying the same thing… 🙂
It happens a lot with moderated comments. 🙂 No biggie!
I absolutely love this bag! Quick question though. I got a littlr confused reading the pattern. Do row 1 and 2 become the bottom of the bag?
Hi Victoria! Yes, they become the bottom. 🙂
If I want to make this just a little larger (wider), how man stitches do I increase it by?
That would be a pretty big redesign – perhaps thicker yarn and a larger hook?
Love doing your crochet works. Always gets the creative juices going.
😀 Thank you so much Sandy!
I just made three of these for my niece for her birthday. THEY WERE SO EASY! It only took me a couple of days to make them…they crochet up really fast!
😀 Thanks so much Jane, I’m so glad you enjoy the pattern!
I love this purse….thanks….is there a way to make it larger? Just double the stitches in the starting chain?
Would like to make some for Xmas.
I had issues with creating the handles. They came out opposite of each other so I modified the sc until they were even. I know I counted 50 st before round 13. :/
For those asking about size, mine was 8.5″ x 7″ using 5.5mm & RHSS white & I Love This Yarn Peacock.
Do to individual tension/gauge levels, sometimes the handles on bags need to have their placement adjusted a bit.
I was just thinking, this bag is so cute, but I hate color changes, and then I scroll down some more and see that I don’t have to worry about it with this pattern 🙂 I just got one of those phone/tablet combos and this would be perfect to carry it!
😀 Thank you DavetteB! 😀