Showing posts with label crochet bag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crochet bag. Show all posts

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Crochet Club Bag - free pattern

A thick and quick t-shirt yarn bag; to carry all your important crochet projects with you! Uses one bobbin (800 g) of recycled textile fibres and written in US terms. 

Bag is made in one seamless piece. 

Originally written in 2016, I now present to you the crochet club bag on my blog. 

A PDF version of this pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry at this link

Why purchase when it's free here? We'll it's the internet, it may not be here forever, so owning a downloadable copy means you keep a copy for yourself! If you don't wish to buy- then please keep scrolling for the pattern! 

Size: 18 x 13 cm / 7x 5 in 


Yarn: Hoooked Zpagetti, recycled textile yarn, 800 gms 

Hook: 20 mm 

Notions: large yarn needle 

Gauge: 5 sts and 4 rows = 4" (10cm) in hdc

Abbreviations (US terminology): 

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
blo = back loops only
bbl = behind back loops: (YO) Insert the hook into the loop that sits in the WS of stitch post (continue stitch as usual) in this case bbl is inside the bag.
YO= yarn over
WS = wrong side 

Begin: Chain 17 

Round 1: Dc into the 4th ch from the hook and next 12 ch, 4 dc in next ch, work the next sts in the other side of foundation ch; dc into next 12 ch, 2dc into final ch, (same st as initial dc of round is worked into) sl st into 3rd ch. (32 dc)
Round 2: 3 ch (counts as dc), dc into same st, 2dc into next st, dc into next 12 sts, 2dc into each of the next 4 sts, dc into next 12 sts, 2dc into each of the next 2 sts, sl st into 3rd ch. (40 dc)
Round 3: 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc into blo in next 39 sts, sl st into 2nd ch.
Round 4: 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc in next 39 sts, sl st into 2nd ch.
Round 5: As Round 4. 

Round 6: 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc into bbl in next 39 sts, sl st into 2nd ch.
Round 7 – 8: As Round 4

Round 9: As Round 6.
Round 10: 2 ch (counts as hdc) hdc into next 7 sts, 8 ch, sk next 10 sts; hdc into next 12 sts, 8 ch, sk in 10 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sl st into 2nd ch.
Round 11: 1 ch (not counted as a st) sc into same st and next 7 sts; 10 sc into ch sp, sc into next 12 sts, 10 sc into ch sp, sc into last 2 sts, sl st into ch.

Fasten Off and Weave in ends.

Copyright © 2016/2018/2024 Emma Wilkinson Designs. All Rights Reserved. No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs  

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Textured Clutch "Amelia Clutch" Free Pattern

The Amelia Clutch is a chunky textured clutch that can be used to transport your crochet hooks and small projects, or maybe your phone and keys! Made with ‘ribbon tape’ using recycled textiles, it works up in no time at all. This clutch is also lined with fabric (which is optional) 

Above, shown in a tape yarn.

Above, shown in a 'rope' yarn

This pattern featured in the Get the Summer Vibes Blog Hop

Pattern Notes:

Clutch is made flat and sewn together. Due to the thick nature of the yarn, it is recommended to use cotton thread to seam the sides. Use leftover yarn to create a tassel or other embellishment.

Like this pattern? You might also like the Moss Stitch Pouch!

Finished Measurements:

Width: 19 cm

Height: 10 cm


Yarn: Hoooked Ribbon XL (80% Cotton, 20% Other; 72yrds/125g) 0.5 x ball used.

Hook: 12 mm

Notions: cotton thread to sew side seams in MC, sewing needle

To line: 20 x 20 cm of fabric, cotton thread, sewing needle, (sewing machine can be used) 

Optional: zipper (18 cm), beads to trim.

Gauge: 9 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10cm) in bag pattern.  

Chain 18.

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, *hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch; rep from * across, turn. (17 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, *hdc in first sl st, sl st in next hdc, rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *sl st in first hdc, hdc in next sl st, rep from * across, turn.

Row 4- 16: Repeat alternating Rows 2 and 3.

Row 17: sl st into each st across.

Fasten Off.


Fold in half, lengthways, sew side seams with cotton thread. 

Example of tape yarn. 

To line:

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, (RS together) Hem top edges by folding over 0.5 cm to WS, and pin in place, and sew (with either sewing machine, or hand sew)

Pin side seams and sew on WS.

Pin zipper and lining in place in the clutch, zipper between ling and outer, and sew in place along the top hem. 

Abbreviations (US terminology):

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Amelia Clutch is also featured in the digital magazine 'I Like Crochet' 

Happy Crocheting


Friday, October 6, 2017

Fern Gully Bag

The Fern Gully Bag is one of my newest patterns, and is available now on Ravelry, Etsy and LoveKnitting/Love Crochet.

Purchase direct from Ravelry here:

It is available in both UK and US, both versions are available to download. I think this is easier than having two listings, as it means if someone accidentally picks the wrong version, they can easily remedy.
It uses 1 x 200 g ball of Bendigo Classic Wool, and works up fairly quickly. Great project for someone who has mastered the basics and looking for a next step project.

If that isn't enough value already, there are also instructions for an alternative version of the square, one of the prototype versions that was too pretty to leave out. 

Thanks for having a look! If you do make a bag, please let me know by adding a project on Ravelry, tagging me on Instagram, or sharing on my Facebook page!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Maker Mondays- Adelaide Hills Yarn Co.

Welcome to this Monday's instalment of the blog series -

Today's Makers are a little different, Adelaide Hills Yarn Company.

Please introduce yourself, and tell us what your business?

We are Diana and Amanda, two friends who met whilst working together and developed a love for crocheting and using chunky yarns. We decided to start our own on line T shirt yarn store to make the products more accessible to Australian crafters. Our products are used by crocheters, knitters, weavers and macramé artists. 

How long have you been established?

We officially opened Adelaide Hills Yarn Co in June last year (2016), so not even 12 months yet. We have been delighted with the response that we received to our yarns, and can hardly believe how far we have come in such a short time. We have since added other 
products other than T shirt yarn.

Do you start with ideas or materials?

We started our business with just an idea. We had the materials in mind, and months were spent sourcing what we wanted

How relevant is social media to you?

Extremely. It is the foundation of our business really. We have built our business from nothing using Instagram and Facebook alone.

Anything else to add? 

Our products are made from factory offcuts from the textile industry that would otherwise go into landfill. We are pleased to be able to make a difference, no matter how small. 

My Textured Clutch pattern uses Adelaide Hills ribbon and rope yarn. You can find the pattern here:

Find the Adelaide Hills Yarn Co shop and Facebook page here:

If you would like to be a 'Monday Maker' email me a [email protected]

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Textured Clutches!

I'm so pleased with how these chunky little purses have turned out. I'm already using one as my new hook case, and will be using one when I go out for dinner next!

The pattern is now avalaible in both my Ravelry and Etsy stores, and as a special thank you to my blog readers, use the code ' thankyou ' on Ravelry to get AU$2 off your purchase. This will make the download $1! (This is valid until Thursday 23rd March 2017- Midnight AEST)
(link to buy)

The pattern includes instructions for 2 clutches, with two variations of yarn, which is like 4 patterns in 1!

The clutches are 10 x 19 cm, so perfect for phone, keys and a card, or just the right size for your crochet hooks!

I have used Adelaide Hills Yarns, which are super bulky (5-6 wpi) and a 12mm hook

Friday, September 2, 2016

Make your Own Tshirt yarn

This tutorial first appeared first appeared on my old blog, and has been edited in this post. I am reposting as it shows how to make your own t-shirt yarn, which you can use to make my Crochet Club bag. If you ever played the 'Mintie Wrapper' game as a child (I think it might be an Australian thing!) you will have an idea of how to do it! 

Cut strips of jersey cotton (stretchy tshirt material)  but leave about an inch at the end, then cut back in the opposite direction. These were some baby blankets I loved, but didn't think I would use again! 

Cutting like this creates a continuous thread. You don't need to just use stretchy material, but it does make it a bit easier to use. 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crochet Club Bag

The pattern is now available on Ravelry, (<<click here) and will soon be on Etsy too. It uses 800 g / approx 400 yards of t shirt yarn, and a 20mm hook. The handle fits comfortably over your shoulder, and is great for carrying all your yarn around! I made it to take my projects to my crochet club (which is as good as it sounds!)