The Romanian cord is a flat cord with a striking texture that is the same on both sides. It's a perfect option for things like drawstrings, ties, straps, and bag handles! The easy technique starts with 2 set-up stitches, and then is just one simple stitch repeated for the desired length of your cord.
My Go To Bag
Straps 26 inches long and 2 inches wide Bag 17 inches long by 15 inches wide when measured on a flat surface Handle Drop 14 inches My Go To Bag is my practical, everyday crocheted bag. I wanted a bag I could use for everything - from beach bag to book bag - a single crocheted base gives this bag extra support - the first few rounds are crocheted in double crochet and then the main bag is worked up in an easy to work granny stitch stripe pattern. I chose to make my straps slightly wider than most bags because when you fill the bag and the straps stretch, they will remain comfortable on your shoulders. If you would like to have a narrower strap, it is very easy to change the width of the strap. Simply add one extra decrease repeat of: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog. Ch 1, turn. 4 in place of R11 of the straps and for R80 work: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. 6. Have fun making this simple, attractive and practical Go To Bag! You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern - just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.
Lego Block Bag
Inspired by the popular building block toys, this Lego Block Bag is a perfect crochet pattern to make for the little boys in your life. Use any worsted weight yarn you want, but Red Heart Super Saver yarn is a great choice because it makes the bag strong and durable. The crochet design is a simple pouch with drawstrings that open and close at the top. The drawstrings also double as straps, so it's easy for kids to carry as a backpack.
Coffee and Cream Market Bag
"The Coffee and Cream Market Bag is a free crochet pattern for a fun and easy crochet bag that is classy, functional and practical! Made with the unique Granny Triangle Stitch for the sides of the bag which creates some openness without having holes too large. The classy strap is made up of 3 crocheted cords to give it an updated modern feel. And the boho inspired tassel is a fun and whimsical optional and removable accessory! Fun for every day, perfect as a market bag or crochet project tote. Worked in the round bottom up, straps are attached to d-rings attached to top of bag with straps. Quick and easy with video and photo tutorials provided for the Granny Triangle Stitch as well as the Romanian cords used for the strap."
Crochet Bag Handles
Here's how to make crochet bag handles the easy way! There are no extra loose ends to weave in, and you can use this technique on any bag, regardless of the size and regardless of the stitch pattern.
How to Make Granny Straps
Learn how to make granny straps with this free crochet pattern. There are charts, images, graphs and even videos for you to watch and learn how to make these cute straps. Design your bag with some great granny straps. This free crochet pattern could even be used as a chunky necklace or bracelet. The possibilities are endless; use your imagination.
Dragon Scale Clutch Purse
The Dragon Scale Clutch uses crocodile stitches and a Romanian Cord to make a classy little accessory for a night on the town. It showcases self-striping yarn, like Super Saver Stripes or Super Saver Ombres in a lovely way. This can also be used as a pencil pouch. A video tutorial is available for the Romanian Cord (link in the pattern) and a photo tutorial is available for the crocodile stitch (also linked in the pattern).
Bonjour Belle Market Bag
This fabulous Mesh Market Bag is worked in a c2c mesh stitch which is so easy and works up so quickly! The c2c crochet mesh stitch is so easy and works up so quickly. Worked corner to corner or on the bias so there is no need for a large foundation chain. Once you have a square you will work around the outside edge and prepare handle edges by working two sides of decreases. This pulls the bag together while also creating an easy way to add your wood handles. The wood handles are crocheted right into the top edges of bag. I have a complete video tutorial available for both the c2c mesh stitch as well as a tutorial to help you finish up your bag!